Next-generation Ford Mustang to drop retro-styled "original" look
Ford already did it before, and now it appears they’re going to do it again.
Of the five generations of the iconic Ford Mustang, the third and fourth generation Mustang came with completely different designs that were both based on a platform that we don’t see anymore: the Ford Fox.
For the fifth generation, Ford went back to the Mustang’s design roots, offering a car that paid true homage to the legendary Mustangs of the 60’s. But now it appears that Ford is once again prepared to go in a different direction with the design of the next-generation Mustang.
In a report by the Wall Street Journal, the American automaker is preparing a completely new and modern design for the next-generation Mustang, slated to arrive in 2014. That means that the retro-styling of the current Mustang will be replaced by a more modern model that is said to look a whole lot like the Ford Evos Concept.
As far as the reasoning behind the decision to drop the classic Mustang look for the next-gen model, Ford pointed to the growing "Generation Y" market that doesn’t carry as much fervor and attraction to the classic Mustang look as did the "Baby Boomer" generation. So with an entirely new market to cater to, the Blue Oval is looking at opening up yet another chapter of their iconic Mustang brand that could push for a new generation of loyal and passionate owners.
Source: Wall Street Journal