Seemingly confirming what we heard earlier in the week, Reuters is reporting that the 2015 Ford Mustang will get its official debut before the end of this year. Although it's not clear in what type of setting (public, media, etc.) the Mustang will be unveiled, Ford is still planning a major introduction for it at the 2014 New York Auto Show, which just happens to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Mustang's original debut at the 1964 World's Fair in New York.

After that, the sixth-gen Mustang will go on sale sometime next summer possibly as a commemorative 2014.5 model year. Styling is definitely being influenced by Ford's 2011 Evos Concept, but the new design is said to be smaller and lighter than the current model. There is still no official word on what will power the new Mustang, but we do know that the SVT-tuned model (with or without the Shelby name) is one mean-sounding coupe.


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      j.ziraldo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Make sure you check out the render shown in side profile in blue at this page http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876 . It's about the 4th picture down. That render was described by an insider as the most accurate render he had ever seen of a new still-camo'd Mustang. You can call it retro or you can call it European, and you would be right. It is a new style of Mustang that is designed to appeal to the Mustang enthusiasts and to world-wide buyers who are also Mustang fans. I am one old time Mustang fan who thinks that this will be the best looking and best performing Mustang ever.
      riserburn99andre
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not a mustang fan, but I enjoyed the retro look and design. This car looks like every other Ford and that's not what I expected out of the only RWD vehicle in their fleet. I will wait to hold judgment but I can say this, if it loses it's distinctive design and becomes more of a clone to what their other offerings are I don't think style will be it's selling point anymore.
        riserburn99andre
        • 1 Year Ago
        @riserburn99andre
        I mean car when I say vehicle BTW, the Falcon is dying and not coming back which is depressing
      bcsaxman
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own a current gen Mustang GT, and while the solid rear axle shows it's prehistoric roots most when going over bumps while cornering, I have to say it's overall a fantastic car. Reliable, not bad on gas if you keep your foot out of it, fast as hell when you don't. I was an import car guy before I kind of fell into owning the Mustang & no one was more surprised than me that I fell for it so completely. The car just has character - I don't know any other way to put it. It's proudly different. It introduced retro to the class before the others (Challenger & Camaro) even got back into the market. It stubbornly decided to be the best damn handling car in that class, even WITH the solid rear end. And that was true even before the Boss 302. Now, I've only test driven the Boss, but even with the brief around town driving I got to do ... holy smokes what an accomplishment! So now we have the Fusion-ized Mustang. Euro-spayed for your pleasure, if not for the pleasure of actual Europeans, because THEY wanted the Mustang we have now. I have no doubt that mechanically it will probably be superior to the current model in most every way. But after seeing these spy shots, & the renderings, I also have no doubt that I will never want to own it. The new Mustang has no character.
        gtv4rudy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bcsaxman
        Hold on bcsaxman, wait till the new car is released first, then go ahead and bash it . I believe it will be a stunner (imo) and then I think you'll forget about todays car completely.
          bcsaxman
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gtv4rudy
          I didn't bash it. I think I was quite fair in saying that I believed it will be an even better performer than the current car. It's supposed to be lighter, it's definitely getting an IRS, and direct injecting, or even EcoBoosting a Coyote? I get weak just thinking about that possibility. What I said is it will be a car with less character than the S197. Besides what can be obviously seen vis a vis the front of the new car, there's simply nothing else like the current car on the road. It's total throwback (not just in looks) that nevertheless kicked the ass of most, maybe all, of it's natural competitors for most of it's lifecycle. Maybe you can, but there's no way I'll ever forget about that. I doubt history will either.
        TrueDat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bcsaxman
        to be fair, you haven't even seen it yet.. and one could easily argue that the Gen IV had European influence, but that car was loved by Mustang fans. i love the current gen just as much as you or the next guy. but it's time for change.. you can't do the retro thing forever. 10 years is enough. so it would make sense that Ford would inject their new design cues into the car, while preserving the overall character. just looking at that spy shot above, it still looks like a Mustang. just the way the nose protrudes out from the headlights, well.. it's much too similar to the '13.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @TrueDat
          Ford has rarely ever put a family resemblance on the exterior of a Mustang. And lets be fair, we can see the face plain as day. Its a stupid Evos/Fusion/everything else Ford makes front end. I was born a Ford man but now I cannot stand them. They are nothing but a sellout company. They can keep their new Mustang and every other Ford they make now. I would take the Camaro over this euro sissified limp wristed Mustang anyday.
          bcsaxman
          • 1 Year Ago
          @TrueDat
          I think I'm being totally fair, based on what I'm critiquing: The pedestrian looks of the new car (it's really not hard to see the corporate front end Ford's giving it, especially the 'mouth & eyes'), and it's push into more mainstream technology & underpinnings, as compared to the current car's 'rough-around-the-edges' technology & retro look. Speaking only for myself, I don't subscribe to the idea that something has to change just because it isn't perfect, or has been around for awhile. When we didn't have enough domestically made cars with independent rear suspensions & manuals with more than 4 gears (& didn't feel like you were stirring a pot full of rocks), I was louder than most when it came to calling for the Big 3 to get with the late 20th century. Now IRS's are found everywhere, and even BMW would love to put a pillow over the last manual tranny. The Mustang was the only mainstream sporty car left, in the world mind you, that had a live axle that just kept on keepin on, as well as a manual (both 5 and 6spd) that were strong and felt great to row. That is special. And now it will not have at least one of those things. I wouldn't be surprised to see a DCT, or some sort of automated manual show up as well. Frankly, since the base Focus comes so equipped, that's not so special IMO. Like I said - in most objective measures, the new Mustang will probably make the current stock S197s look weak. But if Tremec ever makes a 7spd manual I can transplant, and Ford sells a crated EcoBoost Aluminator Coyote that I can buy & install in my S197 GT without a 4th mortgage on my house ... Fuggedaboutit! ;)
      Spartan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope the SVT name comes back. I know Shelby has history and all, but SVT just sounds better than Shelby.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spartan
        I hope they bring back the SVT Cobra name. With all of the alphanumeric names out there these days, SVT alone starts to come across as a little generic. Cobra, on the other hand, sounds tough as hell, and I have a lot of fond memories of the ones from the 90s and early 2000s. For me, there was always something about a slightly more aggressive looking and sounding Mustang going down the road with the word "Cobra" across the rear bumper that did it for me. I would like to see that brought back to the top of the line Mustang.
        Rob
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spartan
        I don't mind the Shelby name, but would love to see the SVT Cobra come back and with it a new Cobra R to play with Z/28's and Z51 Vette's. I think the R would be the perfect model to go head to head with those guys and has a ton of name recognition with the Ford guys.
        jcar302
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spartan
        I agree. Never liked the shelby name or even the gt500. I was more a fan of the svt terminator 03/04 cobra instead. It was lighter and just as easy to modify and make fast, for 15k+ less. The terminator also landed up in the hands of drivers and enthusiasts, who beat and modded them, just like they were meant for. The shelby gt500 name lured collectors to the market and drove up the pricing, which sucked for regular guys who wanted gt500's.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spartan
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      chrismcfreely
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's gonna be mid-engine!!
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @chrismcfreely
        Yeah, and they're also going to offer an AWD, manual/diesel/wagon variant of the Mustang. Some of the options will include, but not be limited to, a bike rack, a dog bed, a compost bin, and some complimentary PETA bumper stickers. They'll call it the "Granola Hipster Edition". /s
      Stan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford, take a page out of the Porsche book and leave the styling alone. I have no doubt that you think you are improving it but from the looks of it, you are going through the same cycle as in the past, taking a beautiful machine and slowly ruining it's look.
      George- FLL
      • 1 Year Ago
      WHERE'S THE CONVERTIBLE ?
      Finklestein
      • 1 Year Ago
      If only everyone didn't already know what it is going to look like
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Finklestein
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          j.ziraldo
          • 1 Year Ago
          If you knew anything about Mustang's history you would know that Ford tried to switch the Mustang to IRS as early as 1995, but the fans demanded their live axles back. Ford is only going back to IRS now because they want to sell Mustangs in bumpy old Europe.
          thequebecerinfrance
          • 1 Year Ago
          @TrueDat It can keep up on a track. On the streets it's eaten alive, a couple bumps here and there and the game is over. That is the problem. But the solution is very close.
          foamypirate
          • 1 Year Ago
          Would you like AWD and a DCT with those fries?
          TrueDat
          • 1 Year Ago
          yes IRS is so terrible... that's why the BOSS 302 can easily keep up with an M3 round any track, and post quicker times on many tracks.. ass..
          • 1 Year Ago
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          graphikzking
          • 1 Year Ago
          I love the Vette powertrain as well, but offering a 400+ hp V8 6 speed for mid $20's is just a crazy idea. Hell you can't get a V6 Genesis Coupe barely for mid 20's. A BMW 4 cylinder coupe is now in the mid 40's. So that's $20k MORE. The BMW has never been 100% more expensive than the mustang. Yes it has always been more, but not 100% more. This new V8 is probably going to start in the $32,900 range before options or incentives.
          Tiberius1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          God, could you possibly be a bigger tool? If you owned "almost a dozen Mustangs" you must also be an idiot too. And a little reminder, Covette an Mustang are hardly in the same class, vehicle type or price. Hey, wait.. I hear your Mom calling, she says turn off your computer and take out the trash.
      jcar302
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope it has an IRS, this way all the haters have to find something else to complain about.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jcar302
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      Cesar Idrobo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice Taurus coupe! Oh... sorry it's a Mustang.
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      So quick question. Will the Mustang continue to use the Ford Ranger Pickup suspension?
      Rex Monaco
      • 1 Year Ago
      It'll either be shown at SEMA Show (most likely) or the LA Auto Show (less likely).
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rex Monaco
        SEMA isn't the place to reveal new cars.
          JB
          • 1 Year Ago
          @John
          "Concept" being the operative word here.
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          @John
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        @Rex Monaco
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        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rex Monaco
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