2015 Ford Mustang revealed with EcoBoost power and an independent rear suspension [videos]

Ford has unveiled the new Mustang, the first Mustang to go on sale officially in Europe after almost 50 years of production.

The new model is unmistakably Mustang with an evolutionary design. The roof is lower and the fastback design makes it much sportier.

Overall stance is wider with a steeply sloped windshield and rear glass. Tail lights have a three-dimensional design and the front features a contemporary execution of the iconic car’s signature shark-bite front fascia.

In Europe the new Mustang will be offered with a 420bhp 5.0-litre V8 engine and an all-new fuel-efficient 305bhp 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine. North America also gets the 3.7-litre V6 with around 300bhp.

The interior features aviation-inspired design and comes now with higher quality materials and improved switchgear. Tech goodies include Intelligent Access, SYNC, MyFord Touch, Track Apps, MyColor gauges and a new Shaker Pro audio system.

Another big news is the all-new front and rear suspension. The new integral-link independent rear suspension features aluminium rear knuckles for improved handling and reduced unsprung mass. This is what Mustang fans have been waiting for a long time.

The 2015 Mustang also comes with a new stability control system which has been tuned to “maximize Mustang’s dynamic capabilities, while the Mustang GT comes with standard launch control system that promises to deliver smooth, consistent starts every time.

Ford has not released any pictures of the new Mustang convertible yet, but did say it comes with a multilayer insulated cloth top. Because of soft top the roof line will be a bit different compared to the fastback.

Since its debut in 1964 over 9 million Mustangs have been sold. European sales for both the fastback and convertible are expected to start in late 2014. Pricing details will be announced closer to market launch.

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