Modern Tech, Classic Design: Over 2,000 Orders Placed For Ford Mustang
Decked out with modern tech in the classic Mustang design, among the new Mustang Fastback and Convertible models due for release this year, the Mustang GT automatic Fastback 5.0-litre V8 engine model currently makes up 42 per cent of total orders, with race red the most popular colour.
“Just like in America, we are seeing great early demand for the V8 GT models,” Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia president and CEO, commented.
“But, we think the EcoBoost model will be a bigger seller longer term and help sustain sales longer than most performance cars as people see its great combination of performance and fuel economy.”
Among the tech featured in the latest Mustang is Ford’s Sync 2 in-car connectivity system, letting drivers use voice commands to control the car’s entertainment system, climate controls and connected mobile devices, while also featuring an 8″ colour LCD touchscreen.
The new Mustang also sports a rear view camera which combines with rear parking sensors, which beep to let the driver know how close they are to objects behind them, with the system turning the music down so the beep can be heard clearly.
MyKey allows for programming of a key to restricted driving modes that promote good habits, such as limiting vehicle top speed and decreasing audio volume, while keyless entry is possible via the key fob, with push button start available via the stop/start button.
The Mustang has kept its classic shape, with a long sculpted hood and short rear deck, while featuring contemporary changes, with design features including: a low roof height and wide stance, sleek profile enabled by a steeply sloped windscreen and rear glass, three-dimensional tri-bar tail-lamps, and contemporary execution of the Mustang’s signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia.