The next generation of the Ford Mustang could include some previously unthinkable variants including a four-door sedan and a station wagon, according to a report in the magazine AutoWeek.Mustangs are one of the few cars that Ford makes that has any kind name recognition in the public. The company is having financial problems and probably feels changes need to be made. But a Mustang station wagon?
"To a Mustang purist, this is blasphemy," said Bob Gritzinger, AutoWeek's senior editor for news.
Mustang has become a strong brand name, perhaps even stronger than Ford's famous Blue Oval, the magazine story says.
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You can measure that by price. Introduced for the 2005 model year, the current version of the Mustang still sells for close to full sticker price, according to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com Website.
AutoWeek attributes its story to a "prominent automotive industry consultant familiar with the Ford plan."
"It's a case of reaching out to the men or women who keenly identify with the Mustang, but for various reasons - whether it be family, recreational or other - need a more versatile car than a coupe," the source is quoted as saying.
The planned 4-door Mustang may be foreshadowed by a Lincoln sedan to be shown at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.
I see a flop in the making, people want the real Mustang not some hybrid. What do you think?
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