The 2015 Ford Mustang will be unveiled on December 5 at the automakers headquarters around the world. Ford is reportedly spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the redesign, the first for the Mustang since 2005.
While no specific information was given about the new model, we can expect a more modern design, a better chassis, and more efficient engines and transmissions. The unveiling will take place simultaneously in Dearborn, Michigan, New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Shanghai, and Sydney.
Ford global marketing chief Jim Farley spoke to reporters at the Los Angeles Auto Show about the 2015 Mustang’s reveal, explaining, “We had a big decision to make about the execution of the vehicle, but most of all we had a chance to globalize this iconic vehicle.”
Farley added, “It’s an interesting time for us to launch Mustang and we want to be relevant to the part of the U.S. customer base and global customer base that hasn’t thought of Ford first.” In the 15 days before the new Mustang’s debut, Ford is teaming up with Facebook and Instagram to showcase the car using the hashtag #MustangInspires. The automaker asked fans to share photographic stories of their Mustangs each day, including 15-second videos by some users.
The first photo of the 2015 Ford Mustang will also be released to fans using Instagram. Details on the new vehicle are still fairly rare, but the automaker has said that the new Mustang will feature a newly-developed rear-wheel-drive platform. It will keep the same 107-inch wheelbase as its predecessor, but it will likely shed several hundred pounds.
The 2015 Mustang will also feature a completely redesigned exterior sheet metal and new cabin, though the new version will still have styling cues taken from its predecessors. The new design comes as Ford prepares to celebrate the Mustang’s 50th anniversary. The first model was revealed during the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964.