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Ford prepares 2013 Mustang refresh

Ford prepares 2013 Mustang refresh

Just a day after learning a lot more about the 2015 Mustang and 2014 Shelby GT500, we now have learned some details on a Mustang redesign/refresh due for the 2013 model year. While very little has been reported thus far on this refresh, we found some info we're able to share.

First, we've learned the exterior is going to be getting a fairly significant redesign, pulling in quite a few styling cues from the current Shelby GT500. These include a larger, protruding upper grill and smaller, rounder lower grille. LED lights will be incorporated as well, likely as fog lights in the lower front fascia. The controversial taillight design that's been part of the car since 2010 is also going away, as the new 2013 model will feature taillights  that run straight across the back of the car.

It's likely that the engines for 2013 will be staying pretty similar to they are now, though the 5.0 liter V8 might get a bump in horsepower in order to be more competitive with the Camaro SS. It's expected, then, that the horsepower figure would be right around 425, since the Camaro SS's 6.2 liter V8 comes in at 426 horsepower for 2012.

Finally, expect to see the new 2013 Mustang at the L.A. Auto Show this November, and be on sale sometime after the New Year. Will you be interested in the new 2013 Mustang, or are you more interested in waiting until the 2015 redesign?

Source: Mustangs Daily

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