The new 2016 model of the favorable Ford Mustang has finally appeared. Actually it has been less than a year when the sixth-generation Mustang appeared on the market and this is a continuation on that model which provides us with many customizable features. The most important thing is that it is a convertible and that it looks back a bit to the traditional and old school Ford Mustang car that has beer previous produced.
The thing with the previous model was that it was too much criticized for modernizing the car too much. A lot of fans were complaining as they were unable to see the real Mustang car underneath. The lack of some traditional styling cues actually made the sixth-gen model highly unpopular and the brand suffered because of it. With the latest update Ford decided to go back to the roots and bring the fans exactly what they wanted. The new car features a lot of elements from the old design Mustang cars and brings us what we have always wanted from a Ford Mustang. They even add some additional packages which embody the styles of the 1960s models.
The base level trim is going to be quite a looker as there are plenty of styling cues that are going to make the nostalgic fans quite happy. As for some additional and luxurious features, they can only be received in the upgraded packages. So if you want a technological upgrade for your Mustang you will have to opt for the Premium package first and other better upgrades are available in the higher trims as well. This is actually a way for Ford to make the fans interested into buying the higher trims more. But those who do not mind the base version will be happy to know that the price has remained identical to the previous version.
2016 Ford Mustang Convertible exterior
What has changed for the exterior of the 2016 Ford Mustang is that it includes some traditional additions that are trademark to the old Mustang vehicle. But the greatest changes are actually only available for the upgraded packages. The base version has only received the hood vent-integrated turn signals which were a part of the vehicle’s design back for the 1967 model. If you opt of the EcoBoost and GT you will have a car which has the over-the-top racing stripes added which are also seen on the Shelby GT350. You also have the option of using some new colors patters with this addition and have the silver and black ones as the new colors given. But one of the most favorite packages is going to be the Pony Package. It actually comes available for the Mustang EcoBoost Premium trim and adds 19-inch, polished aluminum wheels with a tri-bar pony logo on the front grille and also some side strips with chrome window surrounds.
If you want a stealthier look, than you can opt for the Black Accent Package, which comes available for the GT trims only. This is particularly useful for the convertible models as it enhances the beauty of the car with 19-inch, black-painted alloy wheels, a 5.0 and pony logos in black and a black decklid spoiler with a smoked taillight trim. But there are also the California Special Package and the Performance Package for the GT Convertible. The former one adds 19-inch, ebony-painted, machined aluminum wheels, with smoked taillight accents, a performance front splitter, and a special grille with tri-bar pony logo, while the later one comes with more aggressive front splitter and deletes the rear spoiler.
The inside is mostly unaffected with the update. The greatest change of the 2016 Ford Mustang is the added entertainment system which is seen in the Premium Package. It includes the SYNC 3 which is faster and more intuitive than the former one and makes a lot of difference for the users of this vehicle. You can even update the software via Wi Fi any time you want.
There are some comfort-enhancing features added to the California Special Package that come for the convertible option. You receive the ebony leather and Miko suede seat inserts with red contrast stitching and embossed logos on the inside that way and also special door-panel inserts and premium carpet with red stitching to combine with it. But if you combine the Mustang GT convertible with the Performance Package you then get the aluminum instrument panel with auxiliary gauges.
The 2016 Ford Mustang continues its story for the next model year using the same engine setups as before. This means that the base version is going to use the 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. It provides great acceleration as it enables the car to hit the 60 mph mark in 6 seconds. Next we have the turbocharged, 2.3-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost which makes 310 horses and 320 pound-feet of torque and can push to 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds, with an automatic gearbox, or 5.5 seconds with a manual one.
Lastly, there is the 5.0-liter, “Coyote” V-8 that makes 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It cam accelerate to 60 mph in a record 4.5 seconds which makes the Mustang comparable with the Chevy and Camaro rivals. All of the mentioned engine options combine with a Getrag, six-speed manual gearbox or the optional, six-speed automatic transmission which also comes with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
Price and release date
All of the new trims and packages for the new 2016 version of the Ford Mustang vehicle come available next year when the car is going to be released. It is going to appear in March of 2016 and the best news is that the price for the base version is going to remain the same at $23,800. Other trims come at a higher price and convertible options comes at $29,300, the highest one is the 2016 Ford Mustang GT convertible which is priced at $41,800.
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