1st Generation | 1964-1973
Mustang debuted in 1964 with familiarities to the Ford Falcon. Along with developments of the legendary V8 engine, performance packages such as the Mach 1, Boss 302 and Boss 429 were introduced. As the Mustang evolved from 'speed and power' to the growing demand for 'luxurious' designs, the body eventually became bigger and heavier.
2nd Generation | 1974 - 1978
Smaller, shorter and more fuel-efficient design was enforced to compete against imported sports coupes such as Toyota Cellica and Mercury Capri. It didn't take too long for the Mustang to return to its performance based designs as towards the end of the generation, Cobra II and King Cobra packages were introduced.
3rd Generation | 1979 - 1993
The third generation was an adventurous period for the Mustang's exterior form. Inclusive of the coupe, hatchback and convertible options, this generation can be differentiated into two body styles. The first is known as ‘4 Eyes’ with a sharp triangular shaped front clip and the second is known as ‘Aero’ style with a round shaped front clip.
4th Generation | 1994 - 2004
Mustang underwent its first major redesign in fifteen years. Influenced by the Fox platform, the ‘New Edge’ styling theme was applied with sharper contours, larger wheel arches and creases in the bodywork in the new millennium. This allowed three alternate models to be offered which included the new Bullitt, the new Mach 1 and the new Cobra.
5th Generation | 2005 - 2014
In the fifth generation, Ford focused on revising the engines for both the base models and the GT models whilst reducing the drag co-efficiency. Other mechanical features also included new spring rates and dampers, traction and stability control system standard on all models, and new wheel sizes.