We’ve spied the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang once again, and this time we get a full view of the interior. These most recent shots of the dashboard reveal a MyFord Touch LCD screen but, interestingly, a lack of touch-capacitive buttons.
This is an encouraging sign, as the MyFord Touch system has received criticism for its complex interface. Ford has said it will be adding more hard buttons and knobs to MyFord Touch, as indicated by the many buttons on this upcoming 2015 Mustang’s center stack. Camouflage covers most of the other interior design, but the steering wheel design is visible and gains a few buttons while retaining the overall three-spoke shape of the outgoing car’s wheel.
This 2015 Ford Mustang prototype appears to be the same high-performance GT350 model that we saw testing a few weeks ago, with wider wheels, hood and fender vents, and beefier exhaust pipes hinting at the extra power under the hood. This prototype wears a heavy disguise, but we’ve previously seen a much less camouflaged version of the 2015 Ford Mustang which showed a more rounded, Fusion-inspired nose taking cues from Ford’s “Kinetic 2.0” design language.
This latest batch of photographs does show us more about the 2015 Ford Mustang’s roofline thanks to a look at the C-pillar from the inside out. The rear quarter window is shorter and slimmer than the outgoing Mustang model, meaning a more rakish greenhouse and a tapered roofline in the rear. The 2015 Mustang will retain its notchback bodystyle, but the rear end looks to bebe more sharply angled than before.
The current Ford Mustang’s 3.7-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8 engines are expected to carry over for the standard model, and it’s possible a new EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder will also be offered, but the powertrain for the GT350 is unknown. We’ve heard rumors of a high-output 5.0-liter V-8, as the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 from the outgoing Shelby GT500 reportedly won’t fit in the new Mustang’s smaller front end.
The 2015 Ford Mustang could debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show in January.