Ford Malaysia (Sime Darby Auto Connexion) has unveiled the new Ford Mustang for the domestic market, with a starting price tag of RM488,888. Malaysia is one of the few selected countries to distribute the all-American Sports car. For the first time in more than 50 years, domestic performance and sports car enthusiasts now have an opportunity to own the Prancing Pony, available in two variants, the unprecedented 5.0-liter V8 powerhorse and the downsized 2.3-liter EcoBoost version.
At a glance, the new Ford Mustang has that characteristic and familiar outlook, fused with contemporary interpretations and new elements. The front takes up a long sculpted hood, along with a trapezoidal grille with Active Shutters and unique three-pronged LED headlights. The bottom of the front bumper features a front lip to go with the DRLs and rounded foglights. The functional Active grille shutters help increase fuel efficiency by further reducing drag at higher speeds when extra cooling capacity is not needed. The shutters can completely close off the grille, sending air over and around the car instead of through the engine compartment.
The sides have the flowing, low-sloping silhouette at the top, muscular shoulder lines, as well as prominent side skirts. From the rear, the short deck houses the spoiler, triple-clawed rearlights and distinctive tailpipes.
Inside, an aviation-inspired cockpit provides accessible information and controls. The attention to detail in sculpting the Mustang can further be seen in the high degree of craftsmanship found in its interiors. Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle information right in front of the driver in the roomy cabin, while thoughtful ergonomics and tactile switches and knobs provide precise control. The Mustangs come with Ford’s SYNC 2 connectivity system with an 8-inch touchscreen. Ford SYNC 2 in-car connectivity system allows the driver to use natural voice commands to control the car’s entertainment, climate controls and connected mobile devices.
Engine options for the new Ford Mustang consist of the 5.0-liter V8 that produces 416PS of power and 530Nm of torque and the 2.3-liter EcoBoost, turbocharged that churns 317PS of power and 432Nm of torque. Both power plants are complemented by a smooth, six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, making the American muscle an exemplary all-around performer. SelectShift gives drivers the thrill of using a manual transmission with the ease of an automatic. Simply toggle the race car-inspired paddle shifters on the steering to shift gears up or down, for smooth and effortless gear changes without having to use a clutch.
Equipped with an array of driver’s assistance and safety features, the new Ford Mustang is fairly well-stacked to handle anything, to say the least. The list include 8 airbags, MyKey, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), SOS (Post-Crash Alert System), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Rear View Camera and Intelligent Access with Push Button Start; just to name a few.
The new Ford Mustang 2.3-liter EcoBoost Mustang is priced from RM488,888, while the 5.0-liter V8 Mustang is priced from RM598,888, on the road without insurance. Both variants are available in five striking colors: Race Red, Oxford White, Shadow Black, Deep Impact Blue, and Magnetic. A special Triple Yellow Tri-Coat color is also available for the 5.0-liter V8 variant.