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Sleek and re­designed, the 1979 was the first Mus­tang to be built on the new Fox plat­form, thus kick­ing off the Third Gen­er­a­tion (1979-1993) of the ve­hi­cle. The ’79 Mus­tang was more Euro­pean vis­ually, with less tra­di­tional Mus­tang styling cues through­out. This was a com­plete re­design of Mus­tang for the 80s, as peo­ple were look­ing to be more in­ter­na­tional. From 1979 to 1986, the car had an an­gled back front clip and four head­lights, known as “Four Eyes” by en­thu­si­asts. The front clips were then rounded off in the 1987 to 1993 mod­els which were known as the “aero” style with flush com­pos­ite head­lamps.

The fol­low­ing year, 1994, not only marked the 30th an­niver­sary of the Ford Mus­tang, but it also ush­ered in the Fourth Gen­er­a­tion (1994-2004) of the car. The ’94 Mus­tang was built on a new SN-95/Fox4 Plat­form and also marked its first ma­jor re­design. With a change of many ma­jor parts of the car, the new Mus­tang looked dif­fer­ent, and it drove dif­fer­ently as well since it was struc­turally en­gi­neered to be stiffer. Coupe and con­vert­ible mod­els con­tin­ued to be avail­able op­tions, while the hatch­back body style was dropped from the Mus­tang line-up. By the turn of the new cen­tury, as the world rolled into the 2000s, peo­ple were al­ready be­com­ing more de­sign savvy than they were in the pre­vi­ous 50 years. There was less struc­ture to what is right or wrong to de­sign and it was mostly just about dif­fer­ent points of view. Tap­ping into this trend, in 2005, Ford in­tro­duced the all-new D2C Mus­tang plat­form, thus ush­er­ing in the Fifth Gen­er­a­tion (20052014) of Mus­tang. The new plat­form was de­signed to make the Mus­tang faster, safer, and bet­ter-look­ing than ever be­fore. This gen­er­a­tion of Mus­tang had come full cir­cle, re­triev­ing its in­di­vid­u­al­ity and re­turn­ing fully to its iconic shape. This de­sign stood for orig­i­nal­ity along with ef­fi­ciency and ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy.

With over 50 years of ex­pe­ri­ence and five gen­er­a­tions, the goal was now to cre­ate a con­tem­po­rary in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Mus­tang—an Amer­i­can au­to­mo­tive icon that sym­bol­ises op­ti­mism and free­dom for mil­lions of peo­ple around the world. This led to the launch of the new 2015 Ford Mus­tang, which fea­tured a com­pletely re­vamped de­sign, which was in­spired by 50 years of Ford Mus­tang her­itage. The 2015 Mus­tang marked the 50th an­niver­sary of con­tin­u­ous Mus­tang pro­duc­tion, which be­gan in March 1964. The cur­rent Mus­tang in­vokes a com­fort­able fa­mil­iar­ity whilst feel­ing ab­so­lutely con­tem­po­rary all at the same time.

Over time, Mus­tangs have be­come sleeker, safer and more tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced. But no mat­ter how sleek and safe the Mus­tang gets, it has never stopped be­ing ex­cit­ing with a thun­der­ous roar pow­er­ful enough to give goose­bumps to any­one who hap­pens to pass it by.

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