The new American muscle is here in its sixth reincarnation, nearly 50 years after launching its affordable sports car. The original Mustang was introduced at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 1964, to national fanfare. It was featured on the covers of Time and Newsweek magazine and was purchased by more than half a million customers in 1965, its first full year on the market.
This will be the first Mustang sold in Europe and Asia, meaning we will get a RHD version. The second-largest US automaker expects most sales to come from North America, but the car's mystique should prompt new consumers to visit Ford showrooms in other markets. The Mustang was redesigned to appeal to a global audience, in keeping with Mulally's effort to cut costs by building models that can be sold around the world with a few tweaks.
Recently motor companies are giving a family look to their whole fleet and Ford is starting with this tradition too. It kind of resembles the Ford Fusion with a similar trapezoid grill.
The Mustang has been known for its use of a solid live axle at the rear. The decision to keep the Mustang with a solid axle instead of independent rear suspension has been causing heated arguments for years. But now, the Mustang will go with an Independent Rear Suspension (IRS), improving the handling in the corners significantly.