2010 Ford Mustang Preview
- Revised exterior and interior styling
- Improved interior materials
- More sound deadening material to reduce interior noise
- V-8 horsepower up from 300 to 315
- More safety features
- New technology features
- Improved handling
- Standard stability control
- On sale spring 2009
When it was released as a 1964_ model, the Ford Mustang was the first American pony car. In fact, the term "pony car" was inspired by the Mustang's name and iconic badge. In an era when midsize and full-size cars went fast in a straight line, but didn't want to go around corners, the Mustang handled well by 1960s standards and offered V-8 power in a lightweight package. Rivals such as the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird and Dodge Challenger came and went, but the Mustang soldiered on without production interruptions. Now, 45 years after its debut, the Mustang once again faces a challenge from a reborn Dodge Challenger and the soon-to-be-released 2010 Chevy Camaro. Not to be left behind, Ford is updating the Mustang for 2010.
Last redesigned for the 2005 model year, the Mustang gets new exterior sheetmetal, an upgraded interior, improved ride and handling, and more power from the available V-8 engine for 2010. Coupe and convertible body styles return, as does the optional fixed glass roof panel for the coupe. Like the 2009 model, the 2010 Mustang will have 2+2 seating with a small back seat and V-6 or V-8 power. Electronic stability control becomes standard, and a rearview camera is offered for the first time.
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