In an effort to save money, Ford says all future platforms must be global. But what of the Mustang and its all-American RWD coupeiness? Motor Trend's being optimistic about its fate and says the next version could even go global.
All this global talk is causing quite the fracas in Ford circles, creating all sorts of rumors like Ford killing the Falcon Ute as the Falcon transitions to a Taurus platform, it means no more shitty Focus for the US and it even means we're getting a Fiesta sedan. But while US buyers still think the ‘Stang is the best thing since light beer, the rest of the world would mock its poor packaging, live rear axle and huge engines. As the Mustang's 50th birthday approaches, that leaves it in quite the pickle.