It's a long ride into 2015, and you can expect it to be filled with seemingly endless speculations and renderings, all surrounding the next-generation Ford Mustang. Inside Line hass pieced together the information it has managed to gathered so far and produced a rendering that, if not for the Evos concept, would be considered not just next-generation, but next millennium.
What it does, though, is tweak the Evos with the recognizable Mustang forms that IL s been told will remain, like the three-bar taillamps and the three-quarter light, though, again, the whole thing looks decidedly futuristic. Still, don't get too attached to this rendering – there'll no doubt be plenty more before we're through.


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      TrueDat
      • 2 Years Ago
      love it! it still carries over the mustang styling cues into the new kinetic language (grille shape, 3-section taillights, side panels). my only fear is that it won't have enough grunt. while i'm all in favor of TT V6, it still needs the V8 options, just like the F150.
        Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TrueDat
        Its been said several times that the current engine lineup will carry over......
          EXP Jawa
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mike
          The current 5.0L will carry over. The base engine will be the Ecoboost 2.3L.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TrueDat
        Im hoping for: 250hp Ecoboost I4 330hp V6 380hp Ecoboost V6 430hp 5L V8 500hp V8 performance model 600+hp blown V8 and for laughs, a few turbodiesels overseas.
      Andrew Hyzy
      • 2 Years Ago
      This would be the Mustang of our generation: sexy, tied to the best of Ford design, and new enough to be interesting.
      Car concepts
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://oi49.tinypic.com/2yp0pd5.jpg The rendering looks too plain for me, so I altered it slightly to fit my taste. Nonetheless, the original artist of the rending did a okay job. My PS kills aren't that better.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the back end, but the front end looks too "heavy" to me. And I don't mean in terms of curb weight, but rather stylistically too heavy. I think the new Fusion has the same problem, which this rendering obviously is mimicking. I hope it looks better in real life. I almost prefer the current Mustang front end actually... especially in Boss trim. Either way, if both the next-gen Mustang and Camaro shrink in size and lighten up some, and both have IRS, its going to be a hell of a battle and fantastic for consumers.
      Eddie Dwyer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Earlier renderings were better. Too Evoish...
      ctsmith1066
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't like muscle cars, but this looks great. If the real thing looks anything like this, and if they make it a more balanced sports car, and not just a brute, it could turn out to be something really special.
      THE 507
      • 2 Years Ago
      This will be a global platform so Ford has definitely developed it with an IRS. However, I don't think the hp ratings will continue to soar as they have in the last few years. We're looking at $5 gas in the near future (as soon as the election is over) and my feeling is that 2015 will be 1972 all over again. That doesn't mean the next gen car will be slow, not at all. But hp figures over 500 won't be in the picture long term. As for styling, don't let the drawing scare you. It's obviously done by someone who is going the derivative route and has no clue what the real thing looks like. And by now the design is in its final completion stages so there's plenty of folks in Dearborn who know what it looks like are are most likely laughing at the concept drawing.
      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      For the most part I like it. I think the door scoops look a little strange from the rear view on insideline but it's promising. And with the quarter windows and grill it's still a Mustang, which is cool! I still think the Evos is a Fusion Coupe waiting to be announced. It's WAY to good looking as it is to be converted into anything, even a Mustang. And I love Mustangs!
      p4R4d0x
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the front (looks like an Aston Martin and the current Mustang mated... in a good way), I hope the back is far from the mark though. I also like that it's rumored to be lighter. To those complaining that it doesn't look like an American muscle car.. come on. The thing has to evolve at some point, how long do you really expect American car makers to drag out the same basic shape? Many of the Mustang buyers today weren't even around when the classics that the current designs borrow from were, so the 'heritage' doesn't mean much. To continue to compete, I think making the car look more modern (like the rendering) is a necessary step to avoid getting 'left in the past' so to speak. This image has enough design cues that it's obvious that it's a Mustang, but is 'new' enough that it finally looks like Ford is doing something original with it, rather than relying on modernizing past designs.
      John Lewinski
      • 2 Years Ago
      The current Mustang looks like a hack job. Unless it goes in this direction, Camaro will continue to rule.
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        @John Lewinski
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      EcoBooster
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good design! Though: I'm annoyed how the 2015 Ford Mustang has to be "designed to meet 'European' safety standards". Forget that! The 2015 Ford Mustang should be designed to meet AMERICA'S safety standards. If the Europeans want a Mustang so badly, come over here and BUY ONE. Why should we (Ford) have to compromise/compensate for Europe when we are getting ready to launch a new breed of our most popular car?
        booger
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EcoBooster
        "Why should we (Ford) have to compromise/compensate for Europe when we are getting ready to launch a new breed of our most popular car?" Because they want it to sell there in large quantities? They're probably not De-Americanizing it in the cultural aesthetic sense since that would not be conducive to big sales. No reason that creative enginnering cannot meet both specs though. Part of what makes designing successful cars difficult.
        Differentberries
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EcoBooster
        Hahaha, oh wow. You really don't understand how the car industry works. Ford is a global company. I hate how elitist and ignorant my fellow Americans are.
        aatbloke1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EcoBooster
        Though: I'm annoyed how the 2015 Ford Mustang has to be "designed to meet 'European' safety standards". The Evos and Mondeo were created by Ford of Europe, that's why.
      Mike McDonald
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yay! A new Mustang ll...
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike McDonald
        Please enlighten all of us how this is anything like the Mustang II, other than decreased weight (which means better performance). We'd love to know.
          Mike McDonald
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          First off, this is a much smaller car than the current Mustang. Second, this is a hatchback. Third, this looks like an economy car with many retro cues tacked on. Fourth, this has a four-cylinder. Fifth, the Cobra variant definitely won't look like a Cobra (Shelby in today's market) should. Sixth, how the heck would a convertible work? It would look horrible. Only a targa or t-top would look good with this body style. Seventh, you're turning it from a muscle car into a secretary's car... AGAIN! I know it will be very reliable (unlike the Mustang ll) and have a V8, but does this car really look like a Mustang to you? If it does, you are either mentally ill, on drugs, or both. I think Ford should just produce an updated Giugiaro Mustang for the masses and call it a day.
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