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(from Ford Press
Release) GLASS ROOF MUSTANG SHINES LIGHT ON 45TH ANNIVERSARY
OF FORD'S ICONIC MUSCLE CAR
Segment-first, factory-installed glass roof option now available
on both the V-6 and GT models.
Added extras: The "Premium" array now includes ambient
lighting, satin aluminum instrument panel trim, interior
upgrades and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
Style selections: "Bullitt" and "Warriors in Pink"
packages continue in 2009.
Ford Mustang, the
country's best-selling sports car for 22 consecutive years and one
of the auto industry's most successful nameplates ever, celebrates
its 45th anniversary with a new panoramic glass roof option that
opens the world to pony-car enthusiasts from Maine to Maui and all
points between. The segment first, factory-installed glass roof is
available as a $1,995 option on Mustang V-6 and GT models.
"Our new panoramic glass roof will allow owners to enjoy the
outdoors year-round from the comfort of their Mustang," said Derrick
Kuzak, group vice president for Global Product Development. "It's
one more feature that sets Mustang apart from the competition."
Three Roof Choices - Top That!
The glass roof joins the
coupe and convertible to give Mustang customers three roof choices.
It also addresses the fact that 62 percent of buyers in the sports
car segment are interested in a sunroof or moonroof on their next
vehicle, according to J.D. Power and Associates research. Mustang's
new roof allows customers to let the sun shine in for half the price
of moving up from a coupe to a convertible.
While allowing occupants an unrestricted view of the world above and
around them, the special tinted, reflective glass reduces energy
used by the vehicle's air conditioning system by 20 percent and also
protects the interior fabric from fading and deteriorating. A
manually operated roller blind allows owners to block the light on
Noise, vibration and harshness are controlled in the cabin with a
layer of sound absorbent vinyl sandwiched within the special glass.
The glass-roof Mustang is built like the coupe and has been
developed to maintain the structural integrity of the car.
"We want to offer this feature to customers while maintaining the
quality and safety of the vehicle that we've been recognized
externally for," said Paul Randle, Mustang chief engineer.
More Standard Equipment
For 2009, Ford has also
added more standard equipment to the popular "Premium" arrays
offered on both the Mustang V-6 and GT, including SIRIUS Satellite
Radio, ambient lighting, satin aluminum instrument panel trim and
upgraded interior trim.
A new, optional GT Security Package includes an active anti-theft
system and wheel locking kit and Brilliant Silver clearcoat metallic
joins the list of available Mustang exterior colors.
The Mustang V-6 coupe and convertible are equipped with a
210-horsepower, 4.0-liter SOHC 6-cylinder engine that is mated to a
5-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed automatic. The
Mustang GT coupe and convertible are powered by a 300-horsepower,
4.6-liter 3V V-8 engine. The standard gearbox is 5-speed manual,
with an available 5-speed automatic.
Other highlights include
front-seat side air bags; dual-stage driver and front passenger
air bags; safety-belt pretensioners; passenger seat sensing;
crash severity sensing.
--Available High Intensity Discharge headlamps.
--18-inch wheel offering on V-6 coupe.
--Available customizable instrument panel allowing mix-and-match
lighting at the touch of a button.