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All-New Mustang to Arrive Two Years Early?

Published March 8, 2016

Although automakers work on pretty regular schedules when it comes to refreshing or replacing their vehicles, they also have to remain flexible enough to respond to market changes. It may be just a rumor at the moment, but it sounds as though Ford may be responding to the sales success and the all-round excellence of the new Camaro by bringing forward the next Mustang by as much as two years.

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The suggestion that the seventh-generation Mustang could be with us a couple of years earlier than expected comes after a document was posted on the Mustang6G forum, which shows the production date moving from 2022 to 2020.

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The Mustang isn’t selling as well as it was when its current sixth-generation first hit the market, and the Camaro is now making inroads into its market share. It isn’t that the Ford is exactly struggling for buyers, but Mustang sales in January were down by 12.8 percent compared to the same month last year, while the Camaro saw its own sales rise by 11.2 percent over the same period.

The Mustang is still a very, very good car, but the new Camaro is now considered by many observers to be noticeably better than its Ford rival. Still, if the rumor is true, it’s good news for Mustang fans as they will now have two years less to wait for the next-generation of their favorite muscle car to arrive.

 

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