May 21, 2014 at 1:00 am

Ford taking orders for 2015 Mustang

The base Mustang ó a fastback with a 3.7-liter V-6 ó will have a starting base price of $24,425. (VarnHagen / Ford)

Ford Motor Co. is now taking orders for its 2015 Mustang pony car, which hits dealer lots in the U.S. this fall.

The Dearborn automaker said Tuesday the base Mustang ó a fastback with a 3.7-liter V-6 ó will have a starting base price of $24,425. Thatís about $1,000 more than the base model of the 2014 edition.

Ford is not officially announcing pricing on higher-end Mustang trims, though the enthusiast website Mustang6G.com reported Tuesday that the new Mustang, equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that will top 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, will start at about $26,000 with a manual transmission.

Other engine options include an upgraded 5-liter V-8, with more than 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque and an upgraded 3.7-liter V-6, with more than 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.

Fuel economy estimates will be released at a later date.

Standard equipment on the 2015 Mustang includes: fully independent front and rear suspension; a rear-view camera system; intelligent access, which allows the driver to enter the car without touching the key fob; push-button start; and Fordís SYNC voice-activated system. Optional upgrades include Fordís Blind Spot Information System and electronic line lock for the racing enthusiasts.

The new Mustang is built at Fordís Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

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