By on January 10, 2014

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There’s been some speculation that after Ford’s big multi-continent reveal of the all-new 2015 Mustang that the new pony car will not be seen in public again till the New York Auto Show in the spring. As you can see from the photos taken today at Cobo Hall while the big Detroit show is being set up, the new Mustang be on display. Not just on display, Ford is making a big deal out of the new car and the nameplate’s 50th anniversary. A 1965 Mustang will be on display along with at least one concept car that was part of the original Mustang’s gestation and Ford has set up a Mustang memorabilia shop where attendees to the public part of the NAIAS will be able to buy personalized Mustang mementos. The most obvious sign that the ’15 Mustang will be on display was a 2015 Mustang convertible already on a turntable, under a sheet of protective plastic. An empty turntable nearby will probably hold the coupe.

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It wasn’t on the show floor yet, but the fact that there was a sign on the wall of the Cadillac display that read, under its protective coating, “Elmiraj”, means that Cadillac’s highly praised show car, thought to be the basis of Cadillac’s anticipated large flagship sedan (or coupe, according to some reports) will join the new Mustang at the ’14 NAIAS.

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Ronnie Schreiber edits Cars In Depth, a realistic perspective on cars & car culture and the original 3D car site. If you found this post worthwhile, you can get a parallax view at Cars In Depth. If the 3D thing freaks you out, don’t worry, all the photo and video players in use at the site have mono options. Thanks for reading – RJS

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26 Comments on “2015 Mustang Will Indeed Be At NAIAS, So Will Cadillac’s Elmiraj...”


  • avatar
    Ion

    I hope they have them on floor in NYC. They had the Vette roped off at NYIAS but on floor at NYC Comic con. I understand these might be preproduction cars but a fair portion have their doors locked anyway.

  • avatar
    Chopsui

    For cripes sake Ford, please show a different color than that awful red one you keep dragging out. Not holding my breath though since that convertible looks to be the same one they just had at CES

  • avatar
    mars3941

    Love it, love it, back to the drawing board Camero.

  • avatar
    imag

    “The most obvious sign that the ’15 Mustang will be on display was a 2015 Mustang convertible already on a turntable, under a sheet of protective plastic. An empty turntable nearby will probably hold the coupe.”

    This sounds highly speculative. We need proof.

    “…the fact that there was a sign on the wall of the Cadillac display that read, under its protective coating, “Elmiraj”, means that Cadillac’s highly praised show car… will join the new Mustang at the ’14 NAIAS.”

    Again with the blatant speculation. Jeez – will you auto writers ever stop with the crazy predictions?

  • avatar
    3Deuce27

    Nice looking ‘UL’ style wheels, Hope they make production.

    The Elmiraj appearance, almost makes me want to book a FLT to Detroit. The weather gives me a pass.

    Thanks Ronnie

  • avatar
    CJinSD

    What’s the point of a quick car that reports all of your antics to big brother?

    • 0 avatar
      3Deuce27

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      • 0 avatar
        360joules

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    • 0 avatar
      Loser

      “What’s the point of a quick car that reports all of your antics to big brother?”

      Let me guess, as long as it’s a Toyota reporting it’s OK in your mind.

      http://jalopnik.com/5126350/toyota-safety-connect-lexus-enform-take-aim-at-gm-onstar-with-new-service

  • avatar
    Detroit-X

    First of all, Elmiraj is a repulsive name. Is that a town in Iraq? Here’s an idea: GM… why not reshow the Cadillac XLR with new sheetmetal? Sorry, move along, nothing new from GM Design.

    • 0 avatar
      MK

      Oh It’s named appropriately.

      It’s like a mirage because what you see now is not what it’ll be like when it arrives.

      That said, It’s somewhat telling that I had to go lookup which 3-letter car the XLR was (this naming trend needs to die) so at least the Elmiraj has something going for it.

      That said, I actually like the idea behind the Elmiraj. It certainly has visual presence befitting the brand concept. I’m no fan of GM iron but I’d like to see this succeed.

    • 0 avatar
      mkirk

      Now appearing on the main stage, let’s give it up for Elmiraj!!!!

  • avatar
    Detroit-X

    MK: So true.

    And I’m no fan of the XLR; it’s just an easily recalled, recent Cadillac stretch-design-failure example. Fancy on top; “whatever-generic” underneath.

    GM needs to hit a home run with a mainstream vehicle to be impressive, like the Fusion. This trickle-down thought that Cadillac sells Chevys doesn’t work for me.

  • avatar
    fredtal

    You’re lucky to be at a show like Detroit. In a couple of weeks is the Houston show which is just a dealer sponsored event. I’m going because I’m shopping for a new car and hopefully it will save me some trips to the dealers. No show, just business.

  • avatar
    BigDuke6

    Where’s Z71Silvy (or whatever his name is) to tell us how ugly the new FORD Mustang is…..?

  • avatar
    Brian E

    Given that it was the centerpiece of the Ford booth at CES this past week it’d be pretty silly if it wasn’t also at Detroit. I have to say that after seeing it in person I’m not so keen on the look from the front. Hopefully it’ll look a little more aggressive with a different grille.

  • avatar
    Loki

    “A 1965 Mustang will be on display along with at least one concept car that was part of the original Mustang’s gestation”

    I’m assuming this means the first production Mustang and the 1962 concept car, both of which are normally on display in Dearborn. Can’t wait for this auto show. Gonna be a whole lotta awesome


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