Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012

Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012
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10. 2015 Ford Mustang Rumors

And we start with the Mustang. America’s original ponycar has been an ambassador of carefree driving fun for nearly five decades, but Ford’s famous filly is set to benefit from revolutionary changes with the next update.

Today’s Mustang features a class-leading powertrain lineup and dynamics to match, but that’s not enough to keep up with the next generation of competitors. The rumored 2015 version of the car should finally do away with the iron log propping up its rear end. The live axle is 19th-century technology and it’s finally expected to be replaced with a proper independent suspension.

Additionally, the 2015 Mustang should exchange its retro-themed styling for something more modern, like the new Fusion. A turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine will likely join the lineup as well. Look for it to deliver more than 300 horsepower.

Aside from revolutionary technical and styling changes the Mustang will also be sold in markets around the world, the first time it’s been offered to global enthusiasts. The move is part of the company’s much-publicized One Ford strategy.

  • J Mack

     Damn CAFE rules are killing fun cars. The future sure looks like a Corolla.