2006 Ford Mustang

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Since its dramatic 1964 introduction, Ford Mustang has been the icon of American performance with its bold style, brawny engine and rear-wheel-drive excitement, earning its place as the top-selling sports car for 19 years straight. For 2006, Ford is building on the clean-sheet 2005 design by offering a V-6 "Pony Package," 18-inch wheels on GT models, a pair of new colors and , later in the model year, a darker aluminum interior upgrade option.




New for 2006

  • "Pony Package" offers Mustang V-6 customers a GT-inspired suspension with larger wheels and tires, ABS and traction control, custom grille with fog lamps and Pony Emblems
  • Mustang GT now available with four distinct wheel- and -tire combinations, including two all-new 18-inch wheels and tires complemented by unique suspension tuning
  • Two new colors include Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic and Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic, first shown on the 2004 NAIAS Mustang show car
  • Later in the model year, an additional, darker aluminum interior upgrade option will become available


Overview

Since its all-new 2005 redesign, Mustang has won dozens of accolades including "Most Significant Vehicle" from Edmunds.com, "Official Car of Summer" from Outside magazine as well as listing in AutoWeek's top 10 cars and Ward's Auto World's 10 best engines.

Mustang is one of the greatest automotive sales success stories of all time. Nearly one out of every two sports cars sold in America this year has been a Mustang. The car garnered more than two times as many sales as its closest competitor in the small specialty segment, which features sports coupes such as the Pontiac GTO, Nissan 350Z, Chrysler Sebring and Hyundai Tiburon. It's also America 's best-selling convertible.

For 2006, Ford Mustang will offer customers more customization potential with the all-new "Pony Package," providing Mustang V-6 customers a GT-inspired suspension with larger wheels and tires, custom grille with fog lamps and other enhancements.

Mustang GT customers can now also choose between four different wheel and tire packages, including two new 18-inch wheels and tires complemented by unique suspension tuning. In addition, two new Mustang colors Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic and Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic join the color palette for 2006.

Mustang comes in St and ard, Deluxe and Premium packages (Deluxe and Premium only for GT models) in a choice of coupe or convertible with a V-6 or V-8 engine mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. It is built in Flat Rock, Mich.





Dearborn, August 23, 2005
Source: Ford Mustang news from the Ford Motor Company


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