When Ford took the wraps off the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible yesterday we thought the droptop version of the iconic car was sorely underrepresented in the coverage. This wasn’t a fault of the media. Ford released no official images during the reveal itself. A strange omission when you realize that the Mustang is one of the best-selling convertibles in the country.
The car’s roof is an automated folding soft top, which now features a standard multilayer insulated cloth that gives it a more upscale appearance and a quieter cabin. The new top, sourced from Webasto, also lowers twice as fast as before, requiring less than 10 seconds to achieve the feat.
Engine options for the 2015 Mustang, which Ford unveiled globally Dec. 5, include a 5.0-liter V8 with upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads that yield more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque; 3.7-liter V6 with at least 300 horsepower and 270 lb.ft. of torque; and an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine at more than 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.
The convertible has been accounting for 18 percent of Mustang sales to date, and it is the only convertible sold anywhere in the world by the Ford Motor Company, so that percentage may rise now that the Mustang is going global. For that reason, the company has invested a lot in this new convertible, and we can’t wait to see how it stacks up against arch-rival Camaro.