The much anticipated 2014 Ford Mustang has been finally unveiled in six different cities across four continents simultaneously. The launch however will take place on April 17, 2014. The car will also enter some right-hand drive markets for the first time in almost 50 years of production.
The car was introduced by Bill Ford, executive chairman at Ford's special 'Go Further' event in front of around 2,500 journalists, dealers and employees in Barcelona, Spain along with other five cities- New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sydney and Dearborn, Michigan.
The biggest change given to the new Mustang is the independent rear suspension, dropping the conventional live rear axles. The front suspension has also been redesigned and the car now has 19-inch wheels. All these changes have helped the car improve its ride quality. The car's width and new rear suspension add to improved shoulder and hip room for passengers.
The new Mustang is also lighter and stiffer than before, while the bigger cabin now has gone through quality updates, though the double-wing dashboard style from the original model remains there. The car receives standard multilayer insulated cloth top that gives an even richer appearance and a quite cabin.
The car has gone through a major design upgrade too with a low roof height and wide stance, sleek profile enabled by steeply sloped wind-shield and rear glass, contemporary execution of the car's signature shark-bite front facade and three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps.
Ford that has already sold over 9 million Mustangs globally ever since its launch in 1964 and entered Europe with the new generation model. Speaking on this, Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe said, “The new Mustang is one of the most hotly anticipated cars ever, we are very excited to now give drivers in Europe the opportunity to experience the real thing.”
"The Mustang’s formidable reputation for performance and its iconic status as a symbol of freedom and optimism precedes it even in those parts of the world where the car has never been sold,” said Stephen Odell, Ford executive vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“The new Mustang epitomises Ford’s aggressive product acceleration; technologically advanced and forward-looking, but without forgetting the heritage that has inspired Ford customers for generations.”, He added.