2014 Ford Mustang Revealed As Embargo Breaks Overseas

Mike Stevens | Dec 5, 2013

UPDATED: New images added to gallery

2014 FORD MUSTANG REVEALED

If you've been playing Mustang Bingo in the lead-up to the new model's unveiling (what's wrong with you?), you can now circle the box marked "inevitable press leak one day before the unveiling".

With only one box left on your card - "finally, at last, it's official" - we can now show you Ford's all-new retro-futurised 2014 Mustang coupe.

Shown here on the cover of US magazine AutoWeek, low-quality images of the new pony car appeared overnight on enthusiast sites SVT Performance Forum and Mustang6G.com before flooding the American media.

If you've been following the Mustang news over the past year, little about these official images will surprise you.

With a regular flow of revealing spy photos, leaked development renderings and (now clearly) accurate renderings, the new model's look has been known for sometime.

The key change to the Mustang's iconic look is the new long, slender and aggressive headlights, replacing the large round headlights of the past two generations.

This new Mustang isn't the first generation to experiment with different headlight shapes, but it is certainly the biggest change to the coupe's look since it was reborn in 2005.

Set between the new headlights is a recognisable grille shape, reshaped into a six-point design but leaving little doubt that it belongs.

The 2014 Mustang's profile does away with the iconic B-pillar (expect to see coloured vinyl wraps applied there), creating a unified glasshouse beneath a new shortened roofline.

The rear-end is dominated by a new fan-like take on the Mustang's classic tail-lights, flanking the legendary pony badge.

Elsewhere, the Mustang is familiar fare made a little more sleek and a little more muscular than the model it replaces.

We've seen all this; what's underneath?

Technical details for the new Mustang have yet to surface - the images shown here are not clear enough to read - although one section describes a 90kg weight saving over the old model.

More will come with Thursday night's official unveiling (we'll be there), but it is believed Ford will not reveal many specifications until closer to the car's market launch next year.

For the international market we can expect a range of turbo four-cylinder, V6 and V8 engine options and a circa US$20,000 starting point.

A leaked Ford customer survey last month highlighted a 224kW/394Nm 3.8 litre V6 engine, along with a 231kW/421Nm 2.4 litre turbo four.

In Australia, the range will likely feature V6 and V8 options only, and a price tag closer to $40-50,000.

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  • CAZZO says,
    5 months ago
    3 likes
    WOW!!! Looks so different and original...NOT! laugh
    • joe says,
      5 months ago
      10 likes
      Why hasn't tmr banned this guy already...mad dry
      • Mike Stevens
        Mike Stevens [TMR] says,
        5 months ago
        10 likes
        Aw come on, you don't think he's good fun?
        • joe says,
          5 months ago
          5 likes
          it's always the same comment.
          "not original"
          or
          "its not $19,900"
      • CAZZO says,
        5 months ago
        3 likes
        Why hasn't tmr banned this guy already...dry



        Why do you keep reply? laugh

        U ALL love me, i am a breat of fresh air, and non-vanilla! laughlaugh
    • Seats & a steering wheel says,
      5 months ago
      6 likes
      Ma che cazzo!!!

      Mustang is like the 911 of automotive design world, keeping a strong lineage to the original. Imagine a Mustang that looked like a sterile metro-sexualised VW/Audi/Skoda!!
      • MotorMouth says,
        5 months ago
        1 like
        What are you doing here? Anyway, Ford made several Mustangs that subscribed to that formula in the late 80 and 90s, they're not going to make that mistake again.
  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    5 months ago
    3 likes
    Exterior a very big improvement. Ford designers did a fine good job indeed.

    Not so much with the interior though.. I get that it's in keeping with Mustang heritage but they could have done better.

    Looking good with the various engine choices. Hope all those options would be available for Australia.
    • MotorMouth says,
      5 months ago
      2 likes
      Yeah, the interior looks like it was designed by the set dresser from 12 Monkeys. It's kinda steam-punk.
      • pro346 says,
        5 months ago
        2 likes
        haha 12 monkeys great moviesmile
  • CAZZO says,
    5 months ago
    1 like
    THE most overhyped and biggest let down of 2014 bleh

    What did you expect its a FORD? Normal transmission is resumed smile

    Just stick with what you know FoMoCo, Pick Up Trucks [you guys do a stellar job with those]biggrin
    • MZ says,
      5 months ago
      8 likes
      What an utterly idiotic comment.
      You are a muppet.
  • pro346 says,
    5 months ago
    2 likes
    would have to agree it looks rather bad.....dry
    • CAZZO says,
      5 months ago
      1 like
      would have to agree it looks rather bad.....dry


      Would not say *bad* just boring, typical American "engineering"

  • Seats & a steering wheel says,
    5 months ago
    3 likes
    I love it! Still retains many original Mustang cues combined with the latest Ford 'Kinetic' family styling. It should do well here if the price is right!...
    • CAZZO says,
      5 months ago
      1 like
      I love it! Still retains many original Mustang cues combined with the latest Ford 'Kinetic' family styling. It should do well here if the price is right!...



      In USA it will still kick of at low low $20k's

      Here mid $30k's and up

      A MAJOR design change was done on the JEEP Cherokee, massive change, Ford dont have the balls to do the same

      For mine a [Aussie co-designed!] Camaro is a better thing, with a miles superior powertrain to boot, even the Charger HEMI HEMI HEMI!!!
      • joe says,
        5 months ago
        4 likes
        i bet you drive a 1990's corolla...
        • CAZZO says,
          5 months ago
          1 like
          i bet you drive a 1990's corolla...


          Other than old Lancers the 1990's Corolla be about the only vehicle still operating after ~ 23 years smile

      • Seats & a steering wheel says,
        5 months ago
        2 likes
        The Jeep Cherokee looks the way it does because it was supposed to be a FIAT, hence it's odd styling. The Cherokee has some lineage but not in the same way a Mustang does.
        The Mustang needed to keep that lineage and incorporate the latest design language. I think they have done that extremely well. Again. I don't want some bland, dunno if I'm Euro, dunno if I'm Japanese looking blob with no personality. As for your HEMI, yeah, very good but the Charger and even Challenger are way too big and blunt. They are Chrysler 300C's underneath. Until the Mustang arrives in the metal and we see the final mechanical spec, we can pass judgment. At the end of the day, the Camaro (and the Chrysler products you mention) are all $100k+ grey imports and irrelevant to all but a few well cashed up enthusiasts....and design wise I think the new (and current) Mustang is right up there with the Camaro....
  • BH says,
    5 months ago
    3 likes
    Love it.. want it, can't wait to see it in Aus.
  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    5 months ago
    Read in Jalopnik Mustang will finally have independent rear suspension ditching it's truck-like solid rear axle.

    • CAZZO says,
      5 months ago
      1 like
      Read in Jalopnik Mustang will finally have independent rear suspension ditching it's truck-like solid rear axle.


      Difference in the real-world.....ZERO!

      Its for David Zyk, he is fascinated with"brochure blurb" ir high HP, multi speed auto, direct injection "make it a superior car" smile

      • joe says,
        5 months ago
        4 likes
        no point commenting as a car enthusiast with CAZZO bulldozing and trolling the place...
      • BH says,
        5 months ago
        3 likes
        Difference in the real-world.....ZERO!

        really??? I don't know cars much, but I think it may be more than zero.
        • honza says,
          5 months ago
          3 likes
          You have to take Cazzos comments with a grain of salt. better to just ignore the 'look at me, look at me' commenting
        • CAZZO says,
          5 months ago
          1 like
          Difference in the real-world.....ZERO!

          really??? I don't know cars much, but I think it may be more than zero.


          No, really, i remember Ford engineering in AUS had Falcons with live axle and IRS for back to back testing, and at normal speeds on normal roads NOBODY could tell them apart, not nobody

          Just because its live axle does not automatically make it inferior, most [not Lancer!] fwd hatchbacks have solid axle rear ends

          LOOKS GOOD IN BROCHURES!!laugh

  • honza says,
    5 months ago
    5 likes
    Finally the Motoring Gods have smiled down on us and produced a stunning modern Mustang.... with so many disappointing update reveals this year (Prado, Patrol, WRX to mention a few) its great to see Ford can still churn out a sexy car. This is easily the car of the year for me. Looking forward to hear what the boys at TMR have to say once it has been driven. If they have sorted the drive to match its looks then show me the dotted line. Ill have to give the Amarok to the missus... smile
  • pro346 says,
    5 months ago
    I've got it Hyundai Tiburon with current model mustang front endbiggrin
  • Nightshader says,
    5 months ago
    2 likes
    I think they did a great job and it's not a job I would have liked to be in charge of.
    They had to design a car which continues the strong lineage of the mustang to satisfy the american audience but had to be modern enough to appeal to the rest of the markets where they don't care as much about the homage.

    If it priced correctly (which I think it will be) I think it has the potential to be the next GT86 when it rocks up in a few years time.
  • Ash says,
    5 months ago
    Poor reporting... It has been muted in various publications that the V6 will be bypassed. The turbo Ecotec 2.34cyl and V8 drivelines are what are coming to Australia.
    • Lindsay says,
      5 months ago
      3 likes
      Mooted.
      • Ash says,
        5 months ago
        Well well. Wonder what engines have been confirmed for Australian consumption...
  • kenny says,
    5 months ago
    Made in Mexico!
  • cam1 says,
    4 months ago
    I like the exterior design, it is a pity that the interior is a bit cheesy but I will still buy one of these with the V8 of course!
  • costi papa says,
    3 months ago
    1 like
    bring it on !!!!!!!!!!!

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