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I really like everything about the new car, sans the Fusion mated with a Honda front end look. I think Ford really dropped the ball in some significant ways with the appearance of the upcoming model. Unfortunately I'm no good with Photoshop so I'm hoping someone here can help me out. This is what I think Ford should have done differently:
The front bumper needs a shelf that sticks out beyond the leading edge of the grill. The problem here is that the natural height for the bumper shelf below the headlights doesn't appear to be at the same height as the natural position below the grill. The original 64 1/2 had a bumper like this (that continued into subsequent generations), so that might play well anyway.
The headlights need a slightly more pronounced brow. This lack of a brow is what most makes the front look like a Honda IMO.
The car desperately needs hockey stick scallops behind the doors. That's just one classic feature that immediately says "Mustang" and should be on every car that bears the name.
Just my humble opinion, but those changes would really make this car stick out as a Mustang and not just another 2 door sports car. The rear of the car looks great. I can see hints of the 69 and 65 back there. The front needs a lot of help. Anyone want to take a stab at it?
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I'm hardly alone in my opinion that this car does not say "Mustang" from the front, and just because Ford is going to a unified look across its fleet does not make that a good thing. Ford and other manufacturers have made plenty of design mistakes over the years. There are certain cues that should always be present in a car as iconic as the Mustang. IMO, what Ford has done with the current model is definitely a mistake. Maybe it was done for aerodynamics....? Still a mistake. An no, I'm not just paying homage to the S197, rather the entire lineage of the Mustang from 64 1/2 forward....
I'll take a stab at it tonight, because I agree that it could use a little more traditional mustang styling cues. The "hockey stick" lines on the sides are certainly missed and the clear departure from the traditional front fascia arrangement have been met with a mixed reception. In time I have no doubts that the styling will grow on me personally, as the 2010-2012 S197 and SN95 designs have.
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