The rumor mill about the 2015 Mustang now in full swing. With the product launch just a little more than a year away now, much of the styling, specifications and details are well baked in as Ford gets their final testing and tooling work done.
Photoshop renderings are blooming all over the net and in print depicting fictional and imaginary visions of the Mustang, all seemingly morphed from the Ford Evos Concept. While the basis of these notions are not far off, most are far to literal in their execution.
Powertrain news has come to a full boil, all centered around a base four-cylinder EcoBoost 2.3 – 2.5 liter engine with anywhere from 275-310 horsepower. It seems almost a foregone conclusion that the current 3.7 liter V6 and 5.0 liter V8 will carry over with modest bumps in power as well.
But how much longer do we have to wait for the real deal? I say not much longer. By January we will most likely have a pretty good idea what the 2015 Mustang will look like as Ford themselves will weigh in on the conversation.
Historically in recent generational redesigns, Ford has given birth to a Mustang Concept car a year ahead of the launch. With the 2005 Mustang, we got the 2005 Mustang Concept at the Los Angeles and Detroit Auto Show. That care came in December of 2002 and January of 2003.
When the 2010 Mustang was coming, we saw the Guigiaro Mustang Concept a year before. In 1993 Ford gave us the Mach III Concept car that foretold the direction of the SN-95 Mustang that made it’s debut in 1994.
We don’t mind going out on a limb. So given this historical vision, we predict that we may very well see the 2015 Mustang appear before our eyes in the coming 6-8 weeks with a debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show at the end of November and or the Detroit Auto Show in January. Either way, by Christmas of this year we will likely be looking a very close version of the 2015 Mustang in the eye.
Additionally we expect Ford to launch a bait and tease marketing program very soon that will involve Facebook and social media formats to slowly unveil the new Mustang Concept corner by corner, leveraging the fans. Keep your eyes open!