We’re only just under two days away from the official unveiling of the 2015 Ford Mustang, the sixth-generation model to wear the nameplate. We say 2015 because that’s how the Americans choose to call their model years – a year ahead – so effectively in our terms this is the 2014 car.
It’s going to be a significant event, because the S550 will be a global car – it will be available in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive. So if you’ve got the cash to run around in a Mustang, you won’t have to be sitting on the wrong side of the car any more.
And right-hand drive means it has the potential to be launched here in Malaysia – perhaps the outgoing S197 Mustang showcased at Ford’s stand at KLIMS13 is a good preview of what we can expect? We’re told that there are plans to introduce the Mustang here, around the same time that Australia brings in the RHD version.
Rumours are of a multiple engine line-up that includes a turbocharged four-cylinder – a tuned-up version of the 275 hp and 400 Nm 2.3 litre motor that debuted in the Lincoln MKC compact SUV. Other engine options include a normally-aspirated 3.7 litre V6 and a 5.0 litre V8. There’s also word that it’ll ditch the solid axle for independent rear suspension.
The new Ford Mustang will be unveiled globally in five cities worldwide. We will be reporting live from the Sydney part of the launch, so stay tuned.