Ford Motor Co.
) unveiled the sixth generation of the Mustang in six cities
across four continents. Launch events were held in New York, Los
Angeles, Barcelona, Shanghai and Sydney in addition to Ford's
hometown of Dearborn, Mich.
The new Mustang retains characteristic features like the long
sculpted hood and short rear deck. Its additional elements
include a lower roof, wider rear fenders and track, and a steeply
sloped windshield and rear glass. The multilayer insulated cloth
top of the new car facilitates a quieter cabin and can be lowered
in half the time compared to the earlier version.
Moreover, it offers various technological enhancements such as
Intelligent Access with push-button start, SYNC and MyKey, along
with optional Track Apps, MyColor gauges and new Shaker Pro audio
system. It also provides excellent dynamics with a new perimeter
subframe at the front suspension system, an integral-link
independent rear suspension and a double-ball-joint front
MacPherson strut brake system.
The new Mustang comes with three engine options - V6, V8 and
EcoBoost. The least expensive of the three, the 3.7-liter V6,
supports 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Mustang GT with the 5.0-liter V8 engine offers enhanced
valvetrain and cylinder heads, with over 420 horsepower and 390
lb.-ft. of torque along with higher fuel efficiency and lower
emissions. The 2.3-liter Mustang EcoBoost engine has more than
305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque, as well as higher fuel
efficiency on the back of direct injection, variable cam timing
The Mustang will complete 50 years on Apr 17, 2014. Ford has
sold over 9 million Mustang cars since its launch in 1964. The
company will now introduce the iconic car to various key markets
in Europe and Asia.
Ford currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Other major
automobile stocks worth considering are
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
). All these stocks hold a Zacks Rank #2.
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