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Ford Mustang makes European debut in Paris

Ford Mustang makes European debut in Paris

The new Ford Mustang has made its European production debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

The new Ford Mustang fastback and convertible models will go on sale across Europe in 2015 for the first time after 50 years of production, and promise world-class levels of performance and refinement.

"The Mustang's reputation for performance and its iconic status as a symbol of freedom and optimism precedes it even in those parts of the world where the car has never been sold," said Stephen Odell, Ford executive vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

More than nine million Mustangs have been sold since it was first launched in 1964. The world's most-liked vehicle on Facebook, Mustang has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games.

Odell added: "The new Mustang is modern, technologically advanced and creative, without forgetting the heritage that has inspired Ford customers for generations."

The new Ford Mustang features new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen the front structure while reducing mass and providing a strong foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride.

The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings all have been specifically modified and tuned for this high-performance application, and are well-suited to European roads and high speed driving culture. New aluminium rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.

"The new Mustang is one of the most hotly anticipated cars ever, we are very excited to now give drivers in Europe the opportunity to experience the real thing," said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe.

by: Rebecca Chaplin