Now, Ford has released new photos, video footage (see above) and specs for the convertible Mustang. In the US, the topless model is expected to account for around 18 percent of sales.
The convertible ‘Stang gets a soft-top roof, sourced from Webasto and made from multilayered insulated cloth.
The new lid will also be among the quicker drop-tops on offer, opening up in less than ten seconds; twice as fast as before.
Once lowered, the roof will alos be less of an inconvenience when stowed. Ford says the new system takes up less room in the boot and is around 17cm ‘flatter’ than before when folded.
Further improving the convenience-factor, is a new single roof-latch in the interior, replacing the more conventional double-latch seen on many soft-tops.
Beyond the roof, specifications for the convertible will largely mirror those of the coupe, with the same interior features and power plants.
Engine options include a 2.3 litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder and naturally aspirated V8 engines in Australia and overseas, along with a 3.7 litre V6 unit that won’t be offered locally.
It’s no accident that the convertible is under the spotlight in Geneva, as Ford has previously announced its intentions to make a dent in European carmaker sales figures with the Mustang.
Sales of the 2015 Ford Mustang range for US customers commence in the Australian Spring, but we’ll have to wait until late 2015 to see either the coupe or convertible in local Ford showrooms.
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