The Ford Motor Company has been tight lipped on details for
the 2010 Mustang refresh, although spyshots (including some MustangForums
exclusive shots) have given us some things to discuss. Recently, Ford has begun
releasing teaser shots as the release date at the LA Auto Show draws near.
In typical FMC fashion, the shots are vague, blurring around
the edges to add to the drama, but they give us a clear idea of what to
expect. While the angular center area of
the dash pad is retained, the way it flows along the top of the gauge cluster
continues more towards the pillar before tapering down around the air vents,
which appear to be larger than the current vents. The center vents are no longer round, but
rather two tightly bunched rectangular vents, inset to the silver dash face
that runs the width of the dash. It
looks from the shots as though the vintage font and layout, a popular feature
of the S197 models, will make it through to the 2010 models.
The steering wheel still has a three-spoke design with radio
and cruise control button in the spokes, but the hard angles of the current
hood have been rounded off a bit, giving it a sportier look. Though we’ve not yet seen a clear shot of the
center stack, the shape of the center console in another picture looks as
though it likely flows right up into the dash.
The center console continues even through the middle of the front seats,
and holds the manual shifter, which has a similar vintage font to the gauge
cluster. The teaser shows a 5-speed
manual shift knob, disappointing to those who had hoped for the 6-speed option,
but these teasers don’t give us any technical information.
We are a few weeks away from the official debut of the 2010
Mustang, and hopefully the good people at Ford won’t make us wait until the Los
Angeles Auto Show before giving us more to dream about.