It’s official, an American automotive icon is headed to Europe: the Ford Mustang.
Announced this morning on social media channels like YouTube and Facebook, Ford simply posted a notice that, “Ford Mustang comes to Europe!” along with a short video.
Currently the Mustang can be purchased in Europe but only through private importers, and at considerable cost. Now Ford will offer the Mustang alongside tiny city cars like the Fiesta and B-Max at dealerships across the continent.
Ford will not confirm when the Mustang will go on sale, but it’s not likely to be until the next-generation debuts in 2014 to celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary.
The move fits with the automaker’s “One Ford” plan to offer its products globally. And with a design language that’s global too, look for the next Mustang to share design traits with the artist’s rendering above.
The new Mustang is also expected to shed weight and size, while upgrading to a fully-independent rear suspension. Major changes are due under the hood as well, where Ford has confirmed it will offer an EcoBoost engine. The mystery remains as to whether it will be a turbocharged 4-cylinder as an entry-level model, or a turbocharged V6 to rival the 5.0-liter V8.
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