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One of world’s iconic cars coming to town soon

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No doubt, the year 2015 is gradually gaining traction and holds a lot of promises for many high performance auto lovers. It is believed in local automotive circles that Ford Motors is hitting Nigeria’s local dealerships with its latest new Mustang.

Loaded with innovative technologies and delivering high levels of performance and style, the all-new Mustang is the next chapter in the life of one of the world’s most iconic cars.

“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car. The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they have never driven one. It is definitely more than just a car  it is the heart and soul of Ford.” So ,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “

Mustang’s impact goes well beyond the 9 million-plus cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production and has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook.

For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to Nigeria and first shipments will arrive early in 2015. The Mustang experience. It offers four- and eight-cylinder engines; the upgraded 5.0-liter V8 is joined by an all-new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang. Both engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or the optional SelectShift automatic transmission with Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters and Remote Start System.

The EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver plenty of usable performance across a broad rev range. A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect with 231kW and 434Nm of torque.

Mustang GT continues with its proven 5.0-liter V8, now featuring an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads that help boost output to 324kW and 542Nm of  torque. A new intake manifold features charge motion control valves to partially close off port flow at lower engine speeds.

The all-new Ford Mustang offers high performance with sleek new design and innovative technology. With two engines on offer, it comes equipped with advanced new Ford-developed stability control system tuned to maximise Mustang’s dynamic capabilities.

The iconic car’s impact goes well beyond the 9 million-plus cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production and has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook.

For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to Nigeria and first shipments will arrive early in 2015. Looking at the Mustang experience, it offers four- and eight-cylinder engines.

The upgraded 5.0-liter V8 is joined by an all-new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang. Both engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or the optional SelectShift automatic transmission with Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters and Remote Start System.

The EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver plenty of usable performance across a broad rev range. A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect with 231kW and 434Nm of torque.

Mustang GT continues with its proven 5.0-liter V8, now featuring an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads that help boost output to 324kW and 542Nm of  torque. A new intake manifold features charge motion control valves to partially close off port flow at lower engine speeds.

This increases the air charge tumble and swirl for improved air-fuel mixing resulting in improved efficiency and idle stability. Given the all-new shape, that is unmistakably Mustang, the clean-sheet design of both Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the brand, retaining key design elements  including the long sculpted hood and short rear deck with contemporary execution.

Several key design features define the all-new Mustang, including a lower, wider stance with a reduction in roof height, and wider rear fenders and track.

The information and controls and active driver needs are all readily accessible in the aviation-inspired cockpit. Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle information right in front of the driver in the roomier cabin, while improved ergonomics and tactile switches and knobs provide better control.

The added width and a new rear suspension contribute to improved shoulder and hip room for rear-seat passengers, and a more usefully shaped trunk can accommodate two golf bags.

Recall that April 17, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the original Ford Mustang and each 2015 model celebrates the milestone with a

badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words “Mustang – Since 1964.” The 50 Years Appearance Package is optional.

“From day one, we knew if we were going to build a new Mustang, we had to do it right,” said Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang chief engineer. “We built a new Mustang from the ground up that is quicker, better-looking, more refined and more efficient, without losing any of the raw appeal that people have associated with Mustang for half a century.” The Mustang will be available in Nigeria accredited Ford dealerships.

MIKE OCHONMA