It was a small surprise that Ford had in store for its customers after the launch of the 2015 Ford Mustang coupe. On the day of the launch of the coupe, a slightly cheeky message on Ford UK’s twitter feed also read, “Oh, there's one other thing we didn't tell you... It comes as a convertible, too!” thus introducing the world to the 2015 Mustang Convertible.
After a series of evocative leaks over the course of the last few days before its launch, the pony car has been in the news constantly. Probably Ford is trying to play smart with this move or it was a purely miscalculated PR stunt.
Looking virtually identical to the coupe, the convertible has a new multilayer cloth top. Ford also says the fully electrical mechanism allows the top to lower twice as fast as before and has a sleeker profile when retracted. The convertible will also have its own unique rear decklid design thanks to the sharp fastback on the coupe, and trunk volume shrinks down to 11.4 cubic feet from the 13.5 cubic feet available in the coupe.
Dynamic modern styling keeps the Mustang convertible fresh and relevant while maintaining its tradition as the archetypal American pony car.
Like the coupe, the convertible will be offered with three different engines. The entry-level 3.7-litre V6 will produce at least 300bhp and 365Nm of torque, while the 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder will develop more than 305bhp and 406Nm of torque. Lastly, the range-topping Mustang GT will have a 5.0-litre V8 that churns out more than 420bhp and 528Nm of torque. All engine options will be available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2015 Ford Mustang convertible, like the coupe, will feature Ford’s new independent rear suspension setup rather than the familiar solid rear axle.
Pricing has not yet been announced for the 2015 Ford Mustang, but one can expect that the convertible will likely carry a USD 5,000 (Rs 307,150) premium over the base coupe. The coupe is slated to go on sale in mid-2014