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Ford Finally Teases the 2015 Mustang, but What Is It?

Ford Motor Company has released the first official image of the 2015 Ford Mustang but in fine teaser fashion, it is difficult to tell exactly what we are examining.

Although the automotive world has known for ages that the 2015 Ford Mustang would introduce the next generation of the fabled pony car, Ford Motor Company has done a very good job of keeping us all on the edge of our seats. Ford has talked about the 2015 Mustang and we have seen a nearly endless stream of heavily camouflaged spyshots and artists renderings but the Detroit automaker really hasn’t had much to say or show off – until now. After announcing via YouTube that the 2015 Ford Mustang would debut on December 5th 2013, the Motor Company introduced the first official image of the next generation Mustang but as is generally the case with these preview “teaser” images – this shot is tightly cropped and provides very little actual detail. At the same time, this is enough to wet our whistles and have us wanting even more to see just what the 2015 Mustang will look like when it makes its grand debut.

This first official 2015 Ford Mustang image shows the familiar running pony emblem in chrome against a gloss black background with black trim above and bright red trim below. The popular opinion throughout the Mustang enthusiast community is that we are looking at the door sill area of the 2015 Mustang with the black area above the emblem being the inner door seal and the red portion being the portion of the body that leads into the interior. The problem with that idea is that the running pony emblem is clearly a raised 3D badge whereas most door sill décor is flat and embedded into the sill itself. This allows the door to close without catching what is in the sill and those flat emblems – like the flat “Mustang” script featured on the current models – are also ideal so that people don’t catch things like pant legs on them as they climb in and out of the car. Ford could have easily added an indented area to the underside of the doors so that they would clear these textured Mustang emblems but that would prevent people from getting hung up on the sharper edges as they come and go.

If this is not an image of the 2015 Ford Mustang sill plate then what is it? If we look at the other places where the running pony logo has been used on past models, we can guess that this is probably in one of three places – somewhere on the front end of the car, somewhere on the back end of the car or somewhere inside of the car.

In regards to the front end, the running pony logo has generally been mounted on the mesh of the grille but there seems to be no mesh grille anywhere in sight. There is the possibility that the 2015 Mustang will have some solid bars running across the nose and this could be a tightly cropped shot of that new design but I am doubtful of that. The rear end of the current Mustang has the running pony logo on a gloss black field but it is in a large circle much like previous models that have had this logo on the back end. Much like the front end, the 2015 Mustang could have a slightly new design with the running pony logo mounted on the face of the trunk lid the red trim below could be the rear fascia while the black above the logo could be the inside of the trunk. This seems more likely than the front end discussion but it still seems unlikely that the pony would be running outside of the safe confines of that large circle that is featured on the current models. Finally, the interior (not the door sill) seems like it could be the most likely place to feature a layout as shown in the image above. This could be the passenger side of the dash face with red trim along the bottom matching the exterior or interior colors chosen with the black portion above could be the underside of the dash cap.

Where on the 2015 Ford Mustang do you think this image was captured? Tell us in the comment section below and stay tuned to for all of your breaking 2015 Mustang news as we prepare for the mufti-continental December 5th debut of the next generation of America’s longest running car.