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Ford Motor Co. said Monday it will bring back two popular trim levels on its 2016 Mustang, which will hit dealer lots in the third quarter of this year.

The Dearborn automaker is resurrecting its “California Special Package” and “Pony Package” on the 2016 pony car, and will reintroduce turn signal indicators located in hood vents as a standard feature on the 2016 Mustang GT. The two new trim levels will include aluminum wheels, hood and side stripes, tail lamp accents and other features. The convertible Mustang will also come in a special Performance Package.

No pricing information was released.

“Mustang enthusiasts are not shy about telling us what they want,” said Melanie Banker, Mustang marketing manager, in a statement. “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.”

The “California Special Package” will include:

19-inch ebony-painted machined aluminum wheels

Ebony leather/Miko suede seat inserts with red contrast stitching and embossed logo

Unique door panel inserts and premium carpet featuring red contrast stitching

Unique aluminum dashboard finish with California Special badge

Hood and side stripes

Black pedestal spoiler

Unique faux gas cap

Strut tower brace with unique California Special badging

Dark tail lamp accents

Black-painted mirrors, hood vents

Performance front splitter

Unique grille with tri-bar pony logo

The convertible’s “Performance Package” will include:

Unique chassis tuning, with strut tower brace and K-brace

Larger radiator

Revised suspension with up-sized rear sway bar and heavy-duty front springs

Six-piston Brembo front brake calipers

19x9-inch front, 19x9.5-inch rear ebony-painted aluminum wheels with summer tires

Unique tuning for stability control, ABS and electric power-assisted steering

Torsen® limited-slip differential with 3.73 axle ratio

Engine-turned aluminum instrument panel with auxiliary gauges

More aggressive front splitter; rear spoiler delete

The GT also will include a “Black Accent Package,” 19-inch black-painted alloy wheels, black decklid spoiler, dark taillamp trim, and 5.0 and pony logos in black.

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