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2014 Ford Mustang to ditch the retro styling - report

 2014 Ford Mustang to ditch the retro styling - report
Ford Evos Concept making of 31.08.2011

Could look like the Evos concept

New details are starting to emerge about the 2014 Ford Mustang.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the model will adopt a modern design that draws inspiration from the Evos concept. Details are limited, but the car will reportedly have a shark-nosed grille and round headlights.

If the reports are correct, Ford is playing a dangerous game by eliminating the car's classic lines. Sources say this is in an attempt to appeal to younger consumers, but nothing is official as of yet.

Note: Ford Evos concept pictured

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Comments (28)

 NickolasHemp NickolasHemp
Can anyone say Ford Probe part 2? The funny thing is the Probe almost was new Mustang at one time. I would have hoped Ford leaned it's lesson from the A** Probe but I guess not by the looks of this.
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July 21, 2012 5:20 am
 RuleZ RuleZ
NONSENSE, I think....they didn't have headlines, so they went to overhear a bunch of conversations...mixed them all up...and came up with a headline that would attract people! Much like this: -We will have a new design language for the upcoming Focus! -Mustang will have a new 1000 litre V20 engine - or whatever! -The 2014 Thunderbird (lest just say) will NOT have retro design! They take a few words out of that: 2014...Mustang...no retro design... And it'll be: The 2014 Mustang will not have retro design! Ford knows that it would kill them, as it's the main thing that keeps Mustangs flying out of dealers within 15 minutes! Don't worry about it!
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April 22, 2012 5:16 pm
 Han Solo Han Solo
Can't wait for the Design Sketches.
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April 19, 2012 3:27 am
 nahidrahman nahidrahman
No you fools @Ford! don't you realise why the last gen of Mustangs have done so well?? it's only because they look retro. they make the older 'modern' shaped mustangs look hideous.
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April 18, 2012 8:22 am
 SirLukkas SirLukkas
One does not simply steal Aston Martins' grille and then call it their own new design direction... bad Ford.
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April 18, 2012 5:05 am
 adz911 adz911
Man i really hope they don't change it. Ok so the Retro thing has gone on for too long, but it's still a very pretty machine. I dunno, replacing the classic styling is going to be a hard job. I wouldn't wanna be the man in charge of that decision/project.
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April 18, 2012 3:38 am
 sensei sensei
People who call the 1994-1998 Mustang as bland need to get their eyes checked. This generation was the best looking Stang since 1970! Its rather pathetic that Ford has had to rely on past glory for sales instead of being forward thinking. The New Stang needs IRS and for those who lament a V6 as a top of the range, ask Nissan how disappointed they are with a turbo V6 "that doesn't perform as well as a V8".
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April 18, 2012 12:54 am
 eddie eddie
Change is good. Lets see some modern more futuristic rather than more of the same. Ford is taking the right direction.
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April 17, 2012 11:43 pm
 Han Solo Han Solo
Yes...yes...this is exactly what I wanted....Ford Mustang based on the EVOS Styling....Shark Nose Grille is my favourite and I hope they retain the classic Front Longitudinal RWD Configuration.
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April 17, 2012 8:11 pm
 Mark633CSi Mark633CSi
When Ford introduced the Fox body Mustang in 1979 it was critized by many of looking like the Mercedes-Benz SLC. Too European. Too different. They sold 369,936 Mustangs that year. That was one of the best single year sales totals of the Mustang's history. I love the current Mustang but sometimes change isn't a bad thing.
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April 17, 2012 5:33 pm
 e92miami e92miami
Finally, Ford is going forward instead of looking old...
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April 17, 2012 1:56 pm
 HEMI426 HEMI426
Perhaps a v8 could back up that 'american classic' feeling while the outside is all modern. Honestly it would be a shame if a v6 was the rangetopper.
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April 17, 2012 12:47 pm
 HEMI426 HEMI426
Perhaps a v8 would keep the 'american classic' feeling alive. Honestly it would be a shame if a v6 was the rangetopper, no matter how the outside looks.
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April 17, 2012 12:42 pm
 PawL PawL
In my opinion this would not be the first time they ditch the muscle car aspect. The 1994-2004 generation did that too. And i liked that car. I'm european, if that matters.
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April 17, 2012 12:22 pm
 BimmerE36 BimmerE36
Eliminate the classic style? Hell no. Although the fox body mustang was pretty good, you just can't take away today's Mustang's retro touch. Too bad if Europe thinks it's "TOO AMERICAN", it's an American Classic and it shall REMAIN an American Classic!
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April 17, 2012 12:20 pm
 pzxpjy pzxpjy
I will definitely choose this over the current model. Next generation mustang would be available worldwide. It should look swift, gentle and environmentally-friendly. So ditch the American heavy metal styling please. PS: I really hope to see the Mustang compete against Audi A5 and BMW 4er.
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April 17, 2012 12:03 pm
 bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors
Might turn out to be a good thing... We will se. Who knows now ill consider getting one.
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April 17, 2012 11:30 am
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
The modern styling is sure to be a hit in European markets, which this Mustang is now entering.
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April 17, 2012 11:21 am
 TheCarMan TheCarMan
If that means bland mainstream styling as was the case between the mid-70s and 2004, then it's very bad news… I hope it will still have a distinct styling from the rest of the Ford range though, otherwise it'll only a coupe among others. What's more, I don't really see the point, since all their contenders are coming back to neo-retro pony cars (after having left the Mustang alone in its niche for almost half a decade), so why does Ford suddenly want to move away from what's obviously a successful segment?
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April 17, 2012 11:07 am
 RaulLeal RaulLeal
suicide!!! why not lunch a new mustang type car instead?? a ford caprissimo perhaps?
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April 17, 2012 10:59 am