Ford To Surrender To Gen Why, Will Euro-Trash Mustang

ford to surrender to gen why will euro trash mustang

Nostalgia is so last Millennium says Ford. The new Mustang will ditch retro in an attempt to appeal to Generation Y, the folks that do not want to driver their forebears’ cars or dreams. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new Mustang will retain the shark-nosed grille and round headlights, but will “look more like the new Ford Fusion than the current Mustang.”

Says the Journal:

“The new Mustang is due as a 2014 model, and will look somewhat like an Aston Martin, the high-price sports car often featured in James Bond movies. People who have seen the new Mustang said it is almost a body double for the Evos concept car that Ford showed at the Frankfurt auto show last fall.”

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  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Apr 17, 2012

    Afflo, It's as American as apple pie. Regardless of what they shot for, it's American now. We are almost always drawing inspiration from people other than the natives.

  • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Apr 17, 2012

    I wouldn't mind a refresh, but I'd like it to still be distinct from other Fords, something that says "I'm the new Mustang!". Judging by that picture, it could just easily be a special version of a Fusion or a Focus, theres nothing that sets it apart. Plus, a Mustang with Focus styling cues is like a Camaro with Sonic cues, it just dosen't work. By ques I mean "Using the same exact front end".

  • ToolGuy 16.9 gallon fuel tank (~15 usable in the real world) combined with abysmal fuel economy means the range of your girlfriend's EV will look pretty good by comparison. 😉
  • ToolGuy Cadillac should make a list of everyone who gets excited by this announcement, and never listen to those people again.
  • Jkross22 My use case is perfect for an EV. I drive about 10 miles/day tops, have a home so I can recharge at night, love how much more efficient an EV is over its ICE counterpart and love the instant torque, quietness, lack of moving parts/reliability/cost of maintenance. I'm the poster child for EV ownership.But I don't have one and don't see buying one anytime soon. As intriguing as they are, there is no way in Haiti I'm dropping 50 large minimum to buy one. Not gonna happen. The Bolt looks like a toe, I really don't like Tesla interiors, I love the Lucid and Polestar 2, the H/K electrics are interesting but look at the price of all of these.
  • ToolGuy The only good thing about this car is the wheelbase.
  • MaintenanceCosts So someone really did build that car I drew while not paying attention in second grade. Too bad they screwed it up so badly.