The Next Ford Mustang Will Look a Lot Like This Evos Concept
2015 model year Ford muscle car will ditch retro styling in order to appeal to younger buyers.
Ramsey cites several reasons for the decision to ditch the retro styling, including the need to appeal to the 80 million or so Generation Y buyers for whom the throwback cues to the original '64 Mustang don't mean as much. Sales, too, have been slipping, down 4.4 percent from 2010 and more than half from the car's peak, in 2006. The other retro Detroit muscle, the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro, each outsold the Mustang last month.
Ford has made no secret that the retro Mustang styling won't be around forever, and the Evos' sheetmetal has aggression and charm to spare; however, while we would welcome the cloud-connectivity and fastback styling, other details -- namely the bizarre dual gullwing doors and plug-in hybrid powertrain -- simply don't belong anywhere near a Mustang.
I don't this concept is a bad idea its just not what I think a mustang should look like. maybe ford should consider a different name.
There is plenty of ways to 'update' the current mustang without f'ing it up....
Hell I dabble in 3d modeling myself, and if all that your 'gen y' designers that you have hired is come up with another 'euro' look alike, then you hired idiots.
The mustang is not a fusion, focus, aston martin, or anything else, ITS A MUSTANG.
Come on Ford don't be idiots, im gen y so to speak, had my teens in the late 90's. There is nothing nicer than seeing a old 60's in good shape. I would trade in my 02 M3, for a current Boss 302, but one reason I dont, is I don't want another 500month bill.
You want strategy? Start taking hits on your profit from the mustang, drop the price. And all those cash strapped gen y's will be flocking at your door.
I hope ford rethinks this, i'm a "gen Y" and I would hate it if they did that to the mustang, as would my friends. The retro look is as much of the appeal as the performance.
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