News

Ford launching new Mustang to mark car’s 50th anniversary

Ford launching new Mustang to mark car’s 50th anniversary

NEW MUSTANG: It goes on sale next fall in North America and will arrive later in Europe and Asia. Photo: Associated Press

stangDEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday with a new design and plans to go global.

Ford Motor Co. revealed the 2015 Mustang Thursday at events in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sydney, Barcelona and its hometown of Dearborn, Mich.

The car goes on sale next fall in North America and later in Europe and Asia.

The new car has plenty of cues from the old, including a long sculpted hood, sloping fastback and trapezoid-shaped grille with the Mustang logo. But it also has some new features, including a roof that tapers dramatically in the front and rear and narrower, more menacing headlights.

Ford won’t yet say how much the Mustang will cost, but the current version — which was redesigned in 2005 — starts at $23,000.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Extension Sought for Medical Marijuana Program

Fresh
marijuana

Medical marijuana has gotten off to a slow start in Illinois, so one state lawmaker wants to push back the finish line.

in Local

SEIU Rallies to Find Funding for Child Care Program

Fresh
state_capitol_1

The program's money is about to run out, part of the current fiscal year's budget problems.

in Local

U of I Asks Court to Dismiss Professor’s Lawsuit

university illinois

University lawyers say Steven Salaita had no "binding contract''.

in Local

U.S. Court Declines to Decide Illinois Benefits Issue

gavel2

A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.

in Local

Deere & Co. Prepares for Largest Revenue Drop Ever

john-deere-logo

Sales are forecast to fall 17 percent this fiscal year from 2014.