New Ford Mustang destined for the UK

Published 05 December 2013

Ford has unveiled an all new version of its famous Mustang and it will be coming to the UK in early 2015. First launched in 1964 the Mustang is one of the most iconic American cars every built but it's never been officially sold here.

That's about to change with the new model however, which will be available in right hand drive. Prices are expected to start at just £30,000 with the top V8 model an extra £5000.

Power comes from a 5.0-litre V8 with 426PS but alongside that is an intriguing 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine designed to offer turbocharged performance with better economy. It produces 309PS along with 407Nm of torque although there are no economy figures as yet. Alongside the standard manual, an optional automatic gearbox is available with steering wheel mounted paddle shifts.

One area where the Mustang has always been found wanting is the handling and suspension. So Ford has given the Mustang all new suspension systems front and rear along with a new subframe at the front to stiffen the structure. At the rear there's an new integral-link independent rear suspension set-up. Both 2.3‑litre EcoBoost and V8-powered GT Mustang models will get performance brakes with standard 19‑inch wheels.

Other features include selectable drive modes which alter the steering effort, throttle response and electronic stability control. Like the Fiesta ST the Mustang will come with torque vectoring, a system that directs engine power to individual wheels to keep the car on course. Manual models also get launch control as standard.

Available as a coupe and a convertible, the new Mustang has some classic styling features like the three bar rear lights and that swooping coupe profile. The convertible version will come with a multi layer insulated fabric hood designed to cut out noise when it's closed.

Inside there's an aviation-inspired interior with with two large instruments dials, while a wider body and new rear suspension should mean better elbow room plus you can apparently fit two golf bags in the boot. The Mustang also gets Ford SYNC, a touchscreen control system with an 8-inch colour screen plus a 12-speaker sound system.

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Comments

mathias broucek    on 5 December 2013

Thanks for the update. But why "just" £30,000? In the US you can get one for the price of a well-specced Fiesta.....

Jim McG    on 6 December 2013

Fuck off to America then.

AM    on 6 December 2013

There are many factors, one of them I guess is Mustangs are made there.
In the current Mustang range, the model that costs as much as a Fiesta ST is the base Mustang V6 with smallish (for the car's size) 17 inch wheels.

Marnold2452    on 7 December 2013

Ford XK Jagtang. Maybe not from the rear but from the front and profile definitely.

Jonny B Goode    on 11 December 2013

Id consider one if there was a free stetson included, yeehaa

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