It’s December 6th and, if you are a Mustang enthusiast, you’ve already seen the all-new 2015 Mustang. Furthermore, you might have already made up your mind if you like the car or not.
The internet has been blowing up with opinions on both sides of the fence, even since some of the first renderings were made… but the one thing I can say for certain is that the vast majority of people who saw the car in person absolutely loved it. I'm one of those lucky people.
CJ Pony Parts was fortunate to get an invite to Ford’s official unveiling of the 2015 Mustang in Dearborn, Michigan, the birthplace of the Mustang. As we walked into the Ford Convention Center, where the unveiling was to take place, we were surrounded by a beautiful collection of Mustangs, ranging from the ‘62 Mustang 1 prototype to Bosses, Fox Bodies, Mach 1s, and even a Cobra II.
The very first Mustang that was ever sold was also on display, and the woman who purchased this first Mustang was introduced to the audience during the presentation. While these Mustangs were great to look at and we enjoyed networking with other car enthusiasts, we were there for one reason: To be some of the first lucky people to see the all-new 2015 Mustang.
After what seemed like hours, but was really only minutes, everyone was seated inside and the new Mustang was up on stage under a cover in front of us.
Mark Fields, COO of Ford Motor Company, took to the stage and, after a short speech, he introduced the new Mustang. Once the cover came off, the room seemed to erupt with excitement.
The lines and body shape are absolutely beautiful in person, and the details scream modern, while still retaining some of the classic influence. The most noticeable thing about the car is how wide and low it is, far lower and wider than the current generation.
The interior is a work of art and easily the nicest stock Mustang interior yet. The inside features high quality materials everywhere, along with a nice array of toggle switches at the bottom of the center stack, right next to the start button. The 2015 Mustang is the first to offer the push-button start standard, which is sure to become a fan-favorite.
The specific 2015 Mustang unveiled in Dearborn was a GT, which featured an aggressive grill, hood, and front fascia. Most people who have been keeping up with the leaked photos online have mentioned the Fusion influence, but in person the front end is much wider and more aggressive.
The stance is just right, and thankfully the familiar 4x4 Mustang stock look is long gone. The taillights are perfect as well, with enhanced depth and just screaming “Mustang.” These taillights seem to be a modern version of the 1970 lights.
In my opinion, Ford built a car that still retains the heritage of the classic Mustang, while being the perfect modern platform to sell around the world. As always, there will be a long list of options, which allow the enthusiast to build the car exactly how they want.
For more photos from the event, check out our Facebook album!