2010 Ford Mustang debuts in America

2010 Ford Mustang debuts in America

America’s first black president is now old news. The hottest story out of the United States today is the launch of the 2010 Ford Mustang, moving the pony car upscale to eliminate many of its deficiencies and help it better compete with the upcoming Chevy Camaro.

The most obvious changes over the previous version are the new thinner grille with smaller headlights. Also new are redesigned airdams for better cooling, reshaped tail and a stunning new interior. The base V6 gets a different front bumper compared to the GT V8 one with integrated grille foglights.

There are many funky new features. Each bar of the taillights now light up one at a time when the indicators are turned on. An optional interior lighting package allows the driver to change the colour of the gauges, while the door sills have a back-lit “Mustang” logo. Ford’s capless fuel-filler system is now standard on the Mustang. Ford’s SYNC multimedia system is also available. And the traction control button features a “Mustang” horse logo. Pressing that button disables the now-standard stability control system.

Most of the interior materials are apparently now soft to the touch, unlike the previous generation’s awfully cheap hard plastics.

New seats, dashboard and center console round out the cabin refurbishment.

Sadly, mechanical changes are rather limited. The base version features the same old 210 hp 4.0-litre V6 with 325 Nm of torque. The Mustang GT gets the previous Bullitt version’s 315 hp 4.6-litre V8 engine with 440 Nm of torque. Both are available with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. For now, there is no GT500 model, but as is, it seems outclassed by the new Camaro.

The Mustang’s outdated suspension carries over from the outgoing model, with lower control arms up front and a truck-like live axle at the back. Of course, the engineers have tuned the springs and added new shocks to offer sporty handling. The V6 Mustang now has standard 17-inch alloy wheels with 18-inch optional, while the GT has 18-inch standard and 19-inch optional.

The Mustang will be available in coupe or convertible body styles. A panoramic glass roof will be optional on the coupe. There is no news about a UAE release, but expect the new model to hit Dubai and GCC showrooms by next summer.

What do you think?



  1. Looks like the one in dubai 😀
    But still looks good to me

  2. rear live axle…when will they learn….still totally out classed by the Camaro but the Camaro will cost more I guess…

  3. i have mustang gt 2007. and i love this sexy hot car. but when camaro arrive then mustang gone from world. in 2010 not too much changes and not increasing hp. why why why?? 🙁

  4. Since their strategy is like this – just a face lift and acouple of touches, plus the engine has not changed much..then i would go for the current Mustang GT which well be cheaper in a month or two due to stock:D:D

  5. Looks good, but price should be way below Camaro for it to succeed since both power and looks-wise its well beaten!

  6. Any news if the fuel tank issue on 2010 model? I had a GT 2006 model, everytime I need to fill up (which is a lot), I have to fill it up myself because it keeps on overflowing and it takes me 20 minutes to fill up the thank from near empty to full tank! and they said, all mustangs from 2005 to 2009 have this problem 🙁

  7. beautiful and powerful car though less appreciated!! 🙄

  8. i love this car, it’s all what i want,but…

  9. I think they changed to independent suspension

  10. Author

    nope. same old.

  11. where can i buy one of these??and how much is it

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