Ford Announces Upgrades for 2016 Ford Mustang GT
The 2015 Mustang is selling at an incredible clip, but Ford isn’t content to keep its next-gen pony untouched for the 2016 model year. To help keep its V8-powered variant fresh when its closest competitor draws closer to launching its sixth-generation Camaro, Ford has announced a number of changes for the 2016 Mustang GT.
What do these changes entail: hood vent turn signals. Oh yeah. We like the sound of that.
Gallery: 2016 Ford Mustang GT Black Package
“Mustang enthusiasts are not shy about telling us what they want,” said Melanie Banker, Mustang marketing manager, “and we’re constantly exploring ideas together with our engineering team to develop new features we know our customers will love. These new hood vent indicators for the GT model are a perfect example of us communicating customer feedback to Mustang engineers and the team responding with an exclusive new feature for owners of the 2016 Mustang GT.”
Turn signals integrated in the hood vents are a callback to the 1967 Ford Mustang, and their addition to the 2016 Mustang GT as standard equipment are a simultaneously subtle and significant boost for enthusiasts.
The GT is not the only Mustang getting an upgrade: the 2016 Mustang EcoBoost fastback can be equipped with an exclusive Pony Package, which will include 19-inch polished aluminum wheels, tri-bar pony logo on the grille, side strip, and chrome window surround.
Also formally announced was the California Special Package, which will add the following to the 2016 Mustang GT Premium: 19-inch ebony-painted aluminum wheels; ebony leather/Miko suede seat inserts with red contrast stitching; door panel inserts with red contrast stitching; premium carpet with red contrast stitching; aluminum dashboard finish; special badging; hood and side stripes; black pedestal spoiler; faux gas cap; strut tower brace with badging; dark taillamp accents; black-painted mirrors and hood vents; performance front splitter; and tri-bar grille logo.