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Ford Offers Heritage Hood Turn Signals, Packages on 2016 Mustang GT

Ford Offers Heritage Hood Turn Signals, Packages on 2016 Mustang GT

By Philly Murtha, May 12, 2015

In honor of the Mustang GT's heritage, Ford will bring back turn signals on the hood vents of all 2016 Mustang GTs when the new model reaches dealer showrooms in the third quarter of 2015. This standard feature, first introduced on the 1967 model, is one that enthusiasts have wanted for years, according to Ford officials.

In addition, later this year, Ford will introduce two special packages to keep its 2016 Mustang GT Fastback and Convertible models fresh and to honor the midsize sporty car's 51-year heritage. Also, a third Performance package will be available to buyers of the 2016 Mustang GT Convertible. Pricing was not released.

Ford officials also said that all 2016 Mustang GT Premium models will be equipped with the next-generation Sync 3 communication and entertainment system that will have improved voice command and AppLink functionality as well as the capability to update software more easily.

Among the featured Mustang GT packages, the California Special package, reminiscent of features first popularized on Mustangs in the 1960s, will be available this fall. The second Pony package for the Mustang GT EcoBoost will be offered by year end. Mustang GT Premium owners also will be able to select new racing stripe options in black or silver and special wheels to add their own individual touch to their cars.

The California Special package includes these features:
  • 19-in. ebony-painted aluminum wheels
  • Unique cabin trim, including ebony leather/Miko suede seat and door panel inserts with red contrast stitching and premium carpet
  • Aluminum dashboard finish with California Special badge
  • Hood and side stripes
  • Unique grille with tri-bar pony logo
  • Darkened tail lights with black accents on body
  • Strut tower brace with California Special badging
  • California Special logo gas cap

Mustang GT EcoBoost Premium buyers can add their own Pony package to customize cars; this package features 19-in. aluminum wheels, tri-bar pony logo on the grille, stripes, and chrome window surrounds. Another call back to the Mustang's heritage will be an optional painted black roof. This feature was last offered on the Boss 302 Mustang.

Ford will also offer a Performance package to buyers of the 2016 Mustang GT Convertible. It features stronger structural bracing; special tuning for stability control, ABS, and steering systems; and ebony-painted 19-in. wheels. Other package features include a larger radiator, rear sway bar, and heavier front springs in addition to 6-piston Brembo front brake calipers. An aluminum dashboard and auxiliary gauges are interior touches, and a more aggressive front splitter and rear spoiler delete round out the package.

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