New Mustang same as the old Mustang: renderings of the 2015 model are released

new mustang same as the old renderings of 2015 model are released mustangredfront
Hmm...I feel like I've seen that Mustang before. Oh, that's right. In my local Ford showroom.

Mustang fanatics might just have pulled back the curtain on one of the most hotly anticipated models in a while: the 2015 Mustang. The results are, surprisingly, disappointing.

The images come from the forum Mustang6G, and are supposedly based on the actual CAD drawing of the upcoming car. I can just picture sweaty forum dwellers sorting through dumpsters outside of Ford searching for anything related to the new Mustang.

The renderings – if not my mental picture – are believable because they match up pretty closely to the few details visible in spy shots of test cars. Even so I hope that these images turn out to be inaccurate.


It isn’t that the rendered Mustang is bad looking – it is a handsome brute – it’s that it is barely different from the generation its replacing.

Sure, the lights and grille are a bit different and the lines are a little less blocky and a little more refined than the outgoing model, but these are the sort of changes you would expect in a mid-generation facelift.

It’s as if the design team sat down and said: “We like the current Mustang. Let’s just slap some new headlights on it, stretch it out a bit for the new platform, and go home early.”

If all this is true, it seems that Ford has opted not to rock the boat with a dramatic new look. That’s understandable from a business perspective because the Mustang is an important model to Ford’s future. But it is also no fun. We were hoping it’d look more Evos concept than, well, current Mustang.


I love to see automakers take risks and push the envelope of design and performance. People will remember the last generation of Mustang because it was one of the first and best cars of the retro design movement. No one will remember the mid-nineties Camaro ,which looked like a slightly smashed version of every sedan made during that decade – aka a door stop.

If this Mustang is going to be remembered, it will have to be a great car to drive. Of that, I am happy to say, there is hope.

This will be the first run-of-the-mill Mustang to come standard with independent rear suspension; an innovation that appeared on my father’s 1972 Triumph TR6. When British Leyland is beating your technology from the grave, you know it’s time to change.

Another 21st century change will be an optional 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder. We know that this will appear on the European model and it appears likely to be sold in the United States as well.

Along with reduced weight, these modern touches will allow the Mustang to compete not just as a pony car but as a true sports car. Don’t worry, though; there will still be plenty of V8s available for purists and performance nuts alike.  

Product Review

The Division 2 feels more like a revision, but fans will love it

If the private beta is any indication, The Division 2 is shaping up to be a better version of the original, rather than a brand-new experience. That said, the game is looking quite great.

The Polestar 2, Sweden’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, begins taking shape

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range.

So there’s a chance Microsoft may not remove MS Paint after all

A screenshot showing a missing product alert from a preview of the newest Windows 10 build may indicate that Microsoft might not get rid of MS Paint after all. There's a chance that the beloved image editor may avoid a Microsoft Store…
Emerging Tech

Get a glimpse of the ocean floor with remarkable images of deep sea creatures

A team from the Schmidt Ocean Institute in Palo Alto, California, have shared remarkable images from their expeditions to the depths. The team traveled off the coast of Costa Rica to collect information about deep sea ecosystems,

The hottest of all Mini hatches is coming with a Batman-approved design

The Mini John Cooper Works GP concept first seen at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show will go into production in 2020, Mini has confirmed. The John Cooper Works GP is the ultimate performance version of the Mini Cooper.

Report: Amazon and General Motors may invest in electric pickup company Rivian

General Motors and Amazon may invest between $1 billion to $2 billion for minority stakes in U.S. startup Rivian, an all-electric truck company, Reuters reports. Rivian introduced the R1T pickup at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto show.

Ford F-150 recall: Fault could cause vehicle to downshift into first gear

Ford is recalling 1.48 million F-150 vehicles over a potential fault that could cause it to suddenly downshift into first gear. The automaker said it's currently aware of five accidents related to the issue.

Volkswagen’s hot-rodded T-Roc R is ready to shred its tires to confetti

Volkswagen released a teaser sketch to preview a hot-rodded SUV named T-Roc R. Insiders suggest it will be closely related to the mighty Golf R, meaning it will pack a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at about 300…

Honda’s Urban EV is shaping up to be a high-tech, high-style electric city car

Honda will travel to the 2019 Geneva Auto Show to unveil a close-to-production prototype that previews an adorable, city-friendly electric car. The Urban EV will offer about 155 miles of range, and its interior is a tech lover's dream come…

Audi’s Geneva-bound Q4 E-Tron concept will give us a glimpse of the future

Audi has released a trio of teaser sketches to preview the Q4 E-Tron concept. Scheduled to make its debut at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, the design study takes the form of an electric SUV with a muscular design and a tech-filled interior.

Tesla’s Dog Mode lets good Samaritans know that Fido’s A-OK

Tesla's latest over-the-air software update adds two features called Sentry Mode and Dog Mode. Sentry Mode records footage and alerts the owner if someone breaks in, while Dog Mode runs the A/C so owners can safely keep their dogs in their…

Rock out in the carpool lane with Singing Machine’s Carpool Karaoke microphone

Carpool Karaoke fans can count down the days till summer. That's when Singing Machine's Carpool Karaoke microphone will be available. Connect the Carpool Karaoke Mic to your car radio to make your next road trip a mobile karaoke party.

Bentley Bentayga Speed surpasses Lamborghini Urus as world’s fastest SUV

The Bentley Bentayga Speed has wrested the title of world's fastest SUV from its cousin, the Lamborghini Urus. But the Bentley is just 1 mph faster than the Lamborghini. It requires 626 horsepower to achieve that top speed.
Emerging Tech

With CabinSense, cars will soon know who’s riding in them and respond accordingly

What if your car could know who's riding in it and customize the entertainment and safety options accordingly? That’s what's promised by the new CabinSense in-car Occupancy Monitoring System.