Much stiffer and all models get a cloth top
For 2015, Ford will be rolling out a brand new Mustang that has some major changes that the pony car has needed for years. One of those big changes is a new independent rear suspension. Ford has also revamped the convertible version of the Mustang significantly reports Forbes.
Ford says that it engineered the 2015 Mustang to be a convertible from day one. The major difference here is that the previous generation was a coupe with its top chopped off and some reinforcements added. The new convertible for 2015 is 13% stiffer in torsional rigidity. That means that the new convertible will shake less and be less prone to flex while driving.
Ford says that the changes will put the new convertible Mustang in another league for driving dynamics compared to the old model. All 2015 Mustang convertibles also get the fabric top that was optional on past Mustangs. No more vinyl tops that discolor and crack that older Mustang models suffered with.
The convertible also gets a new electro mechanical top system that is quieter and faster than previous models. That means that the top can go up and down in half the time the old system needed. The convertible top also now gets a single latch in the middle rather than latches on each side.
“A great deal of effort went into details such as the shape of the rear quarter windows so that they could drop completely out of sight when the top is down,” Joel Piaskowski, Ford’s exterior design director, said in a press release announcing improvements to the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible. “The top system was carefully refined to prevent unsightly folds or ‘ears’ at the rear corners of the roof when it’s up.”