According to the rumors kicking around the web, the next-generation Ford Mustang is going to look quite a bit different from the current model. Auto Express is reporting that when the 50th anniversary version of the pony touches down in 2014, it will arrive in unfamiliar markets, including the UK. That means that the muscle car will boast a right-hand drive interpretation for the first time in its history. The RHD Mustangs will supposedly be built right here in the good ol' U.S. of A. and be shipped around the world, including to Australia and Japan.
As interesting as that little tidbit is, AE reiterates that the model will bow with an EcoBoost four-cylinder under the hood. We've heard that one before, but the interesting part here is that the engine will be a 2.5-liter four-pot instead of the 2.3-liter variant pointed to by other sources.

If that's not enough to bulge your eyeballs, the report also says that the next-gen Mustang will be smaller and rock an independent rear suspension for the first time since the 1999-2003 Cobras prowled the streets. Stranger things have happened. Head over to Auto Express for a full look at the site's rendering and a heaping scoop of speculation.


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      Rick Stroud Auto Inc
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like very much the idea that they will be built here in the US. I think this is a good thing overall.
      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      Never owned a muscle car but have been teetering in recent years. I have no brand loyalty. That being said... Lighter & "It will be smaller and closer in spirit to the original 1964 Mustang.” = HOLY F*&K!!! SOLD!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited it's almost embarrassing. Ford seems to know what they're doing... Just don't screw up the styling! I almost feel bad for Dodge. The Challenger is gorgeous until you see it in person and realize it's the size of Jupiter... Big fatty mess. Mad respect for the Camaro. I'm just not into sitting inside a bunker.
      johnnyichiban
      • 3 Years Ago
      We can only hope. Somewhere a Lincoln dealer is saying, "Thank God! Maybe I can finally get some products that can compete."
      autoenthusiast3
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does anyone else see the resemblance to the Giugiaro 2009 concept. Some of the lines seem a little too familiar. It would be great if it looks like this, but it may be a ruse...
      jonfnsweet
      • 3 Years Ago
      That pic is the Giugiaro Mustang tweak a bit with ps
      Shomare
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't believe any of it for a second but if it were true!
      LUSTSTANG S-197
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can see this car doing fine in Australia, but I am not sure about Europe. Considering the high gas taxes, luxury car taxes, population density and geography of the region and its nations, I wonder what makes Ford and GM so sure there is a market for Mustangs, Camaros, and Corvettes. As one who has never traveled there, I am just curious.
        guyverfanboy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @LUSTSTANG S-197
        My assumption is that mustang, camaro, etc would need a diesel offering for Europe...
        Robert Ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @LUSTSTANG S-197
        If it is imported from the US and Australian local production is dropped to have it and a Falcon replacement imported, the reception would be disastrous for Ford Australia. There has been a lot of negative reaction to a AWD Tauras being imported as the replacement for the Falcon in 2016.
          LUSTSTANG S-197
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Robert Ryan
          It's why I am not sold on this whole "One Ford" concept. Tastes are different, so I can see how trying to appeal to everyone with one model can backfire.
      Audidodee
      • 3 Years Ago
      A smaller Mustang with a 4-cylinder engine. Are they going to call it the Mustang III?
      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      smaller/light and IRS is exactly what this thing needs...I'm not so sure about the turbo 4 in a mustang which just doesnt sound right but if the performance is there then DO it! DO IT!
      motordude90
      • 3 Years Ago
      i know its just a renering but to me the front end looks to much like the camaro
      ICantDrive88
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet it's going to look more like the concept in 2003 from the looks of that picture than even the 2005 production model looked. Personally I think it needs to be changed even more, but then again Mustang II and Ford Probe thoughts dance in my head!
      TIMMAH!
      • 3 Years Ago
      F I N A L L Y ! ! !
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