Ford has thoroughly refreshed the Mustang for the 2013 model year, adding a slew of new features, technology, and more power before a whole new generation of Mustangs appear. There is a great deal of interest in the next Mustang for a multitude of reasons, with rumors of a sedan and Lincoln-based Mustang already surfacing.
And the rumors just keep coming. Out of Stuff.nz, a New Zealand website, comes word that the next Ford Falcon, an Australia-only automobile, could be based on the 2015 Mustang platform. Considering that the current Falcon is only available as a sedan, it lends more credence to rumors that the 2015 Mustang will have multiple versions the world over.
It is already rumored that the Mustang will finally step up to an independent rear-suspension, and Ford has made it clear that future models will be much more versatile. Cars like the Ford Focus could see as many as a dozen different variants built on the same platform, and it is hard to believe that Ford will continue committing to a one-trick pony like the Mustang. The next Mustang must be able to underpin more than just one model.
So why not the Australian Ford Falcon? It is a very popular car with a rabid fan base, and the current Falcon received a brief stay of execution. But it will need to be replaced, and soon. Will the Mustang platform serve as the basis for the new Falcon, or does Ford have other plans?