And let me start by saying “it’s about time!” We’ve all been waiting a long while for something–anything–on the interior setup, and now we have it. Despite the obvious changes like the steering wheel rear seat headrests, there are hidden details in these photos as well.
[UPDATE: Ford has dropped the 2015 Mustang! Check out exclusive pictures, video and performance specifications.]
It looks like Ford has come a long way with its interior design since the original 2015 mule cars were spotted cruising around. Whether or not Ford sanctioned these “spy” shots or not is anyone’s guess, but that doesn’t change what they are. If Ford WAS leaking these photos it would be to test the waters and it’s still likely they integrate many of these design changes into the production model. For those interested in what the exterior is shaping up to look like, there’s a great 3D rendering of the 2015 Mustang based off all the spy shots that lets you see how far the design has come and offers a little insight into where it is headed.
Let’s run down the list of noticeable changes between the 2015 Mustang and the S197 cars.
It looks like we might be getting a push to start from the factory in 2015. (See bottom right of center stack)
New Steering Wheel
Obviously the steering wheel is a new addition and features a number of additional controls. Looks like this one is a telescoping wheel as well.
Heated & Cooled Seats
I’ll argue there’s no better interior luxury than heated AND cooled seats. I’m a fan.
Unfortunately, these look like the not-so-favorable paddle shifters/shift buttons currently found in the Taurus.
Mustang6g put it best: “The new ‘Stang looks ready to utilize the full suite of Ford’s in-car infotainment technology, with a large LCD screen sitting atop the stack, and an orderly collection of buttons and switches residing below. We’re pleased to see a simple volume knob, and no sign of capacitive-touch sensors.”
Blind Spot Detection
Ford’s blind spot detection service (Blind Spot Information System or BLIS) seems to be loaded into this 2015 Mustang.
No More Rear Seat Headrests
You might be able to see out of the rear window now, depending on whether you’re carrying passengers back there or not.
It’s pretty evident this is a premium trim level Mustang, but whether we’re seeing a GT or something else is not known. One does wonder–with all the added technology and feel-good goodies, is Ford going to be able to keep the pricing at a reasonable and affordable level?
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