2015 Ford Mustang – sales update, prices, specs in addition to performance figures
Source : 2015 Ford Mustang – sales update, prices, specs in addition to performance figures
Around 1800 orders have been made for the brand-new Ford Mustang within the UK, which starts at £29,995 in addition to is usually available in right-hand-drive for initially
Around 1800 orders for the brand-new Ford Mustang have been made within the UK since January This particular year.
Huge demand for the brand-new Ford Mustang, which is usually available to order currently in addition to priced via £29,995, means the UK order book for the US-bred performance car is usually already full into the middle of 2016.
The all-brand-new car is usually the first Mustang to be offered in right-hand-drive form, in addition to comes that has a choice of two engines. The entry-level style is usually powered by a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine of which develops 313bhp in addition to 320lb ft.
This particular variant can cover 0-62mph in 5.8sec in addition to Ford says 30% of UK customers have opted because of This particular engine.
The some other 70% of buyers have chosen the 410bhp, 386lb ft 5.0-litre V8-equipped style, which costs via £32,995 in addition to sprints via 0-62mph in 4.8sec.
There is usually the option of either six-speed manual – which 55% of customers have chosen – or six-speed automatic transmissions. The automatic adds £1500 to the cost.
The 5.0-litre V8 will be upgraded to 500bhp within 18 months of the vehicle going on sale. The V8 emits 299g/km of CO2 in addition to can return up to 20.9mpg, while the EcoBoost option emits 179g/km of CO2 in addition to returns up to 35.3mpg. US markets will also get a 3.7-litre V6 option.
The first right-hand drive types are rolling off the production line at Ford’s plant in Michigan currently, with first deliveries expected in November.
Ford of Britain boss Andy Barratt said: “We are currently sold out beyond July next year, although of which’s not a reason not to go into a dealership in addition to buy one – I will do my very best to ensure we look after every single customer within the right way.”
Ford has launched the brand-new Mustang in both convertible in addition to ‘Fastback’ bodystyles. The convertible Centeng style is usually around £1500 more expensive than the equivalent Fastback, which 80% of customers have chosen.
Standard kit within the UK includes 19in alloys wheels, a performance brake package, xenon headlights, LED tail-lights in addition to a rear diffuser. Inside the item gets dual-zone climate control in addition to Fords latest Sync2 infotainment system with an 8.0in screen in addition to nine speakers.
There are 10 colours to choose via, including yellow in addition to orange hues of which are bespoke to the Mustang, while the options list includes climate control in addition to upgraded seats. ‘Race Red’ is usually the most favorite colour among UK buyers so far, accounting for 23% of all orders.
The brand-new Ford Mustang made its public debut at the Detroit motor show in 2014. the item is usually the latest global style developed under the ‘One Ford’ plan, yet Ford claims of which the character has not been altered as a result. “We didn’t decide to do a global Mustang,” said programme boss Dave Pericak. “We decided to take the Mustang global. Everything we do is usually to make a Mustang, in addition to then take the item global with homologation. We didn’t change the recipe.”
According to Pericak, the fact of which the hugely successful outgoing style was the conceptual starting point is usually partial proof of of which, even if “the only commonality is usually the wheelbase – every sheet metal panel is usually different in addition to only two fasteners are retained”.
Most significantly, the brand-new Mustang currently has independent rear suspension, a move of which comes 30 years after most manufacturers jettisoned live rear axles. The change in set-up greatly improves ride quality, while the front suspension has also been redesigned to help make the vehicle suitable for a global audience.
Autocar test-drove the Mustang in Los Angeles in 2014. the item received praise for its performance in addition to high speed handling yet there was criticism of its low-speed ride, which was rated as being short of the compliance needed for UK roads.“As soon as we play with the low-speed damping we risk harming the vehicle’s handling,” said global engineering chief Raj Nair. “Even so, we’re about to begin testing in addition to there are some things we can do.”
An initial run of 500 Mustangs was offered for sale across 20 European countries during a special promotion at the 2014 UEFA European Championship final. During the match – held between Real Madrid in addition to Atletico Madrid – the cars, including 130 right-hand-drive cars for United Kingdom, were offered for sale in addition to sold out in less than 30 seconds. In total, more than 9900 buyers tried to buy the cars.
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