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Ford Mustang makes public debut at Paris Motor Show


Ford has showcased the all-new Mustang at the Paris Motor Show, today.

For the first time in 50 years, the Mustang is back – the new model promises world-class levels of performance and refinement and a sleek design retaining classic Mustang elements.

There will be a choice of engines from the 5.0-litre V8 powertrain to the all-new fuel-efficient 2.3-litre EcoBoost variant.

Both 2.3 litre EcoBoost and V8-powered GT Mustang models will feature performance brake packages behind standard 19 inch wheels in Europe.

Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer, said: "This EcoBoost engine delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to with a broad, flat torque curve that pours out when you stand on it for easy passing or hustling down a twisty road."

Stephen Odell, Ford executive vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: "The Mustang's reputation for performance and its iconic status as a symbol of freedom and optimism precedes it,

"The new Mustang is modern, technologically advanced and creative, without forgetting the heritage that has inspired Ford customers for generations."

Key design features include a low roof height and wide stance and a sleek profile enabled by steeply sloped windshield and rear glass and a contemporary re-design of the iconic car's signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia.

Moray Callum, Ford executive director, design, The Americas, said: "You only get one chance to make a first impression and when you see this car, you immediately see a Mustang strong and true."

The new Mustang will be among the first vehicles in Europe to offer SYNC 2; Ford's advanced infotainment system featuring a high-resolution, 8-inch colour touch screen and advanced voice control for easier access to audio, navigation, climate control and compatible mobile phones.

The first Mustang confirmed to go on sale across the region after 50 years of production will arrive in 2015.

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