2015 Ford Mustang production begins at Flat Rock
Ford has begun production of the all-new Mustang and to mark the occasion, Ford has teamed up with five fashion designers to craft a series of limited-edition T-shirts.
THE 2015 FORD MUSTANG (sixth-generation) is the first Mustang in its 50-year history that is being offered as a global car (production kicked off yesterday at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan after US$550 million refit), and will go on-sale in more than 120 countries. Ford says, the Mustang Unleashed collection is a series of limited-edition T-shirts, available in 15 different styles. Five designers from around the world each created three unique Mustang-inspired shirts, available exclusively through Gilt.com from September.
“Mustang is and will continue to be an automotive icon,” said Joe Hinrichs,Ford president of The Americas. “Expanding its availability globally affords our customers around the world the opportunity to have a true first hand Mustang experience – one unlike any other.”
The Ford Mustang’s impact goes well beyond the more than 9.2 million cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production. It has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the most-liked vehicle on Facebook, with close to 8 million fans.
The 2015 Ford Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter sub-frame helps to stiffen the structure while reducing mass, providing a better foundation for more improved wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride. At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent suspension. Geometry, springs, dampers and bushings are all specially tuned for this high-performance application. New aluminium rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.