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Ford Mustang news - LA show: 2010 Mustang - 2008
Hoardes of US muscle-car spotters are able to reach truly
truly heroic levels of detail obsession. To them, this is a new Mustang. Ford
says so too, pointing out that every panel bar the roof is new. But to the rest
of us it looks pretty similar to the old one. Which means it lacks the novelty
and impact of the Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro.
Never mind, it’s a Mustang and that’s not a bad thing to be,
a cheery tonic in these grim times for Detroit. And it gets a bit more power
from more efficient engines. The previously fairly cheapskate cabin has been
reworked out of better quality stuff too, to boost the sharp retro-design cues.
In other Ford news, the Fusion saloon has had a makeover.
Just as well, as it’s a big seller and important to the company’s day-to-day
health. The engines are more economical than the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord
competition. That’ll please the politicos who accuse Detroit of being behind on
the green game. There’s also a hybrid Fusion.