2020 Ford Mustang details
Ford has given us a glimpse of the 2020 Mustang model which receives dazzling historical paint options, more affordable servicing and a new dark styling package
In the 2020 Mustang, Ford is aiming to give buyers more customisability and control over the look and maintenance costs of their fastback or convertible pony car.
Heritage paint colours modernised
First off, the most noticeable changes are the re-introduction of two classic Mustang colours. The newly available Grabber Lime is perhaps the most vivid. Ford's Colour and Materials Design Manager, Barb Whalen said: "It's lime green on steroids".
Describing the retina-grabbing formulation, Whalen said it had current pigments that modernised the paint, which originally was used on the 1970's Ford Mustang Mach 1. Joining this vibrant hue is the equally fluorescent Twister Orange. Ford will also introduce the more sedate Iconic Silver metallic coating and the intriguingly named Red Hot option in the Mustang brochure.
New black styling pack
For $1,000, a Mustang GT Fastback can have the Black Shadow Pack fitted. The package comprises of:
- A black painted roof
- Black bonnet stripes
- Black side stripes
- Ten-spoke, black, 19-inch alloy wheels
- Black 5.0L guard badge
- Black grille Pony badge
- Black rear spoiler
The Mustang chief program engineer, Carl Wildmann, said this styling option imbued the 'Stang with a "sinister flavour that really adds a raciness and competition look to it, and harks back to some of the graphic and decal packages that we've had in the past".
November 2020 update
We have since driven and reviewed the 2020 Ford Mustang. Our test vehicle was in the stunning Grabber Lime. Head over to the review and see what we thought.
Capped price servicing for the Mustang
Finally, the Blue Oval has committed to expanding its Ford Service Benefits scheme to cover the Mustang for the first time. For new owners, that translates to a maximum capped servicing price of $299 (inclusive of GST) for the first four years of ownership, or until the odometer ticks over to 60,000km. Currently, servicing a Mustang at a Ford dealership will cost between $350 and $410 for an EcoBoost-engined fastback, while the large capacity 5.0-litre V8s run from $400 to $460. That means buyers could potentially spend just $1,196 over the initial four years of maintenance versus $1,570 for the four-pot Mustang and $1,775 for the V8.
Other perks include a servicing loan car, SYNC 3 sat-nav updates and auto club membership (with roadside assistance).
Availability and pricing
Ford tells us the 2020 Mustang goes on sale in November and they will announce pricing and finalised specs closer to the launch date.
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