When we first saw the 2015 Ford Mustang, much was made of its new, more expressive color palette, which includes the return of both yellow and orange in addition to a new grayish shade, Guard. At that time, we didn't have anything to look at but a few small scale models painted in the new colors – the only Mustangs on display were in Race Red.

For its auto show debut here at in the Motor City, Ford has trotted out a couple of as-yet-unseen shades, including the striking Triple Yellow shown above. The new shade marks a return to a paint color that enthusiasts have been clamoring for, and we must say, it looks excellent under the lights of Cobo Hall.

Stat wise, there are still a number of questions we have about the redesigned Mustang. None of the three engines have had official power figures published. The same goes for pricing information, although if any loose-lipped execs let something slip in Detroit, we'll be sure to let you know. Until then, have a look at the new Triple Yellow Mustang on display at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
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Ford Mustang Marks 50 Years with All-New Sleek Design, Innovative Technologies and World-Class Performance

All-new sophisticated design clearly inspired by 50 years of Mustang heritage evolved to attract wider array of customers and expand global market availability

Mustang now available with three engines offering a broader power of choice – a more powerful 5.0-liter V8, a 3.7-liter V6 and an all-new fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine

Mustang sets new performance and dynamics benchmarks for the brand with world-class handling, more precise steering control and enhanced ride comfort

The next chapter in the life of the iconic pony car begins today as the all-new Ford Mustang – loaded with innovative technologies and delivering world-class levels of performance – is simultaneously revealed around the globe in six cities on four continents.

"Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car," said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. "The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they've never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford."

Mustang's impact goes well beyond the 9 million-plus cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production. It has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the world's most-liked vehicle on Facebook. For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to customers in key parts of Europe and Asia.

"We crafted this car with the goal of creating a contemporary interpretation of Mustang – an American automotive icon that symbolizes optimism and freedom for millions of people around the world," said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln.

All-new shape, yet unmistakably Mustang
The clean-sheet design of both Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the brand, retaining key design elements – including the long sculpted hood and short rear deck – with contemporary execution.

"You only get one chance to make a first impression, and when you see this car you immediately see a Mustang strong and true," said Moray Callum, Ford executive director, design, The Americas.

Several key design features define the all-new Mustang, including:

- A lower, wider stance with a reduction in roof height, and wider rear fenders and track
- The return of Mustang fastback with a sleeker profile enabled by more steeply sloped windshield and rear glass
- Three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps with sequential turn signals
- Contemporary execution of the signature shark-bite front fascia and trapezoidal grille

Mustang convertible drivers will appreciate the standard multilayer insulated cloth top that gives the car a more upscale appearance and a quieter cabin. The new top lowers twice as fast as before, and has a sleeker profile when folded for open-air motoring.

The information and controls an active driver needs are all readily accessible in the aviation-inspired cockpit, which is executed with the highest degree of craftsmanship ever found in a Mustang. Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle information right in front of the driver in the roomier cabin, while improved ergonomics and tactile switches and knobs provide better control. The added width and a new rear suspension contribute to improved shoulder and hip room for passengers, and a more usefully shaped trunk can accommodate two golf bags.

The Mustang experience
The way Mustang looks, drives and sounds is key to the visceral experience that makes drivers just want to get in and hit the road. With more options to choose from, there is a Mustang to fit any lifestyle. The upgraded V6 and V8 are joined by an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang.

Mustang GT continues with the latest edition of the throaty 5.0-liter V8, now featuring an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads that yield more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. A new intake manifold improves low-speed breathing for better fuel economy, idle stability and emissions.

"This EcoBoost engine delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to, with a broad, flat torque curve that pours out when you stand on it for easy passing or hustling down a twisty road," said Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang chief engineer.

The Mustang EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver plenty of usable performance and projected segment-leading fuel efficiency. A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect with output projected at more than 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.

With at least 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque on tap from the standard 3.7-liter V6, even the most accessible Mustang delivers the performance customers expect.

Drivers will appreciate smoother shifts from the updated manual gearbox, while a reworked automatic transmission features new steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for drivers who want the choice between convenience and control.

Most nimble pony ever
When life throws drivers a curve, the all-new Mustang sets new handling benchmarks for the brand, delivering world-class dynamics and ride quality.

"We already set a very high standard for Mustang's dynamics with Boss 302, and our goal was to go above and beyond that with this new car," said Pericak.

Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen the structure while reducing mass, providing a better foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride.

The new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of larger, more powerful brakes. This is expected to be the best stopping Mustang yet, with three available brake packages.

At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension. The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings all have been specifically modified and tuned for this high-performance application. New aluminum rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.

Smarter than your average pony
The all-new Mustang features a significant amount of innovative technologies providing drivers with enhanced information, control and connectivity when they want it. From Intelligent Access with push-button start to SYNC® and MyKey® in every Mustang built, plus available Track Apps, MyColor gauges and new Shaker Pro audio system, drivers will be able to customize their time behind the wheel.

The feeling of freedom and confidence Mustang instills in its drivers is amplified when they can take control of how the car behaves. On a twisty back road or a weekend track day, the driver can tap the toggle switches on the console to quickly adjust steering effort, engine response, and transmission and electronic stability control settings using the available Selectable Drive Modes to create the perfect Mustang at any time.

The advanced new Ford-developed stability control system is tuned to maximize Mustang's dynamic capabilities. When the time comes to turn up the wick at the track, Mustang GT includes standard launch control that enables drivers to achieve smooth, consistent starts every time.

When it's time to back off and relax for the drive home, available advanced driver-assist features including Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control can help ease the load, while SYNC AppLink™ lets drivers control their smartphone apps to listen to their favorite form of entertainment.

50 years of Mustang
April 17, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the original Ford Mustang and each 2015 model celebrates the milestone with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words "Mustang – Since 1964." Mustang will continue to be built in the United States at Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

"From day one, we knew if we were going to build a new Mustang, we had to do it right," said Pericak. "We built a new Mustang from the ground up that is quicker, better-looking, more refined and more efficient, without losing any of the raw appeal that people have associated with Mustang for half a century."


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      Avinash Machado
      • 11 Months Ago
      Looks better in Red.
      404 not found
      • 11 Months Ago
      2011 > 2013 > that
      nismo3112
      • 11 Months Ago
      Not so pretty in yellow either.
        brianXL
        • 11 Months Ago
        @nismo3112
        I'm digging the silver and possibly the green. I have a red candy metallic 2012 now, but I've had a few dark red metallic cars so it's time for something different.
      Eggmania
      • 11 Months Ago
      chevy already drank their milkshake. they should go back to cross-promoting the fiesta st
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Eggmania
        [blocked]
      SpikedLemon
      • 11 Months Ago
      Not a fastback, imho, if it's still a trunk.
        SirUno
        • 11 Months Ago
        @SpikedLemon
        So...which fastback Mustangs back in the 60's DIDN'T have a trunk? Do us all a favor...get a clue.
        Sean
        • 11 Months Ago
        @SpikedLemon
        What? Of course it has a trunk. A fastback isn't a hatchback. It's a styling classification that indicates a steeply raked roofline (a "fast" rake) that runs into the rear decklid. This Mustang has a very minimal decklid. It's a textbook fastback design.
        tom j
        • 11 Months Ago
        @SpikedLemon
        I think you need to remember the term, hatchback.... Then you would be correct, except that Ford never used the term hatchback. they used the fastback term.
      thequebecerinfrance
      • 11 Months Ago
      Something is not working, looks like an hybrid between the old mustang and the fusion. Does not look agressive enough. But I can't wait for the first test, I hope that IRS fixed the crappy rear suspension with that rear jumping on each bump, really annoying in a modern car. With the weight reduction this might cause a lot of problem for the camaro.
        Sean
        • 11 Months Ago
        @thequebecerinfrance
        I think it'll stand the test of time much better than the previous generations. The move to a more universal language with improved detailing and sculpting gives it a more polished image. I like it. It's not trying too hard. A 6gen GT is on my short list, I'm just afraid of how long the wait list will be.
          Sean
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Sean
          @bwjanak78 It's a more resolved product as a whole. The outgoing model banks a lot of DRG presence on gimmickery, like the rear fascia. Literally the whole rear fascia. Aside from some neat DRL implementation, it's a mixed bag of surfacing and styling elements. The VAG-style license plate implementation on the 6G is much more successful than the use of a tacky, textured cheater panel slapped in the middle of a bumper. The lines on the 6G all received the same type of treatment, so we don't have hard pinches mixed with soft convex shapes. We're not stuck with a roofline from a chassis that debuted in 2005, and the treatment of things like the lower body extensions, intake ducts up front, and diffuser out back, are all better handled.
          bwjanak78
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Sean
          Ill give you the rear on the 10-14. They are the exact reason I never bought one. But this 15 looks like they go lazy in the back. It seems to slouch down and that blacked out piece will have surface scratches after the first wash. As for the front, its just a mix of old mustang and Fusion, and imo, looks goofy and does not work.
          bwjanak78
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Sean
          Improved detailing? Please explain. The last few Mustangs have been pretty detailed and sculpted so not sure what exactly you mean.
      csrecord
      • 11 Months Ago
      I've owned 5 Mustangs and this is an attractive car, but Ford has come out with so many different looks I don't think they care about any styling cues except the tail lights. It's a nice looking coupe that carries Mustang badging. Certainly doesn't look like a mustang from the side or the front if you remove the horse logo. Ford is interested in moving this model global and I don't think that will work and at the same time they will lose their faithful. There is a lot of people commenting on here giving it thumbs up, but I doubt many will put down the money. Too many great new models of their generation. Me, being old-er, am finding more interest in the Camaro and Challenger if I want nostalgia. Otherwise I would lean more towards BRZ, GTI, WRX, BMW, or a used Cayman.
        Sean
        • 11 Months Ago
        @csrecord
        I think we're good examples of their shifting demographic. Riddle me this: you've owned five Mustangs, and I would assume that's over the course of a few generations. How can you look back at history and NOT see that the Mustang brand has gone through several design evolutions and REVolutions. They made a smart love by ditching the future-retro trend. Enough with that already. This car features enough minor cues that hint toward the brand's heritage and brings them together in an updated package that's both restrained and athletic. I've always thought of owning a Mustang, and for more than one reason, never followed through. It was either a design niggle or the fact that they never (until this point) offered an interior I could live with, and... AND a TELESCOPING steering rack. I mean, they finally got around to including something as necessary as that. I can't wait to visit the dealership and give one a go.
        bwjanak78
        • 11 Months Ago
        @csrecord
        Cs I have owned 2 and I am 35 and right there with you. I take no issue with modernizing the Mustang, however, changing America's pony car just for a few more sales overseas is short sighted and has resulted in this mutant we see before us. The 14's and down had their unique issues, however, they never apologized for being crude or American, were generally basic with some cool features, and mostly good looking. I feel ya man! This car is a mess and is no Mustang.
          bwjanak78
          • 11 Months Ago
          @bwjanak78
          Sean I never said it had to be retro. I loved my 99 and 02. I really liked the 05 as well. My issue is this looks like what europeans would dream up if they made a Mustang, not America. Cause you know what? If I wanted a euro car, I have plenty to choose from and I would go buy one. Thats my biggest issue is the styling. The use of poor materials is another. I take no issue with modern underpinnings and engines.
          Jesus!
          • 11 Months Ago
          @bwjanak78
          No what I like is when American designers actually design the Mustang, keep the few Mustang must have elements, and design the vehicle for the people who will buy it most...us. We have lost the side scoops, the back is saggy and euro looking, the front is a fusion, the interior could have been the next F150 interior, and the sides are too swoopy. The backup lights are tacky too, along with all that cheap black junk along the bottom. There may be plenty of people who like it, but its a niche market, and we will see how many on here actually put their money where their mouths are. I guarantee you will not buy one, because Ford cannot line up two doors to save their lives. I know that from personal experience and friends experience.
      slick
      • 11 Months Ago
      ugly 'derp' looking car.
        ebn.hahn
        • 11 Months Ago
        @slick
        SLICK, you are one poor, tourmented, low self esteem and a Hater...... Sorry to be you.. Go commit sucside..... I will piss on you grave....
      Mike McDonald
      • 11 Months Ago
      This and the new F150= car and truck of the year 2014.
        Jo
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Mike McDonald
        Unfortunately, they've already given those titles away for 2014. Hopefully, they will get the W in 2015.
      Lachmund
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm going to say it: The only car wearing yellow should be a Lambo....love the Mustang though.
      WindsWilling
      • 11 Months Ago
      Certainly not feeling the Yellow, that's for sure. Their Guard, Black, or Red Tinted Clear coat will probably be the colors of choice this time, along with the Kobalt blue or whatever. I'm more interested with performance related numbers right now more than anything.
      ctk4949
      • 11 Months Ago
      I like it but the interior looks like it came from truck!! :(
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