Mulally and His Mustang: He's Gassed About Ford's Effort


2015 Ford Mustang GT: Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The all-new 2015 Ford (NYSE: F  ) Mustang was finally unveiled this past Thursday. The 50th anniversary edition marks a global effort from the Blue Oval, as this Mustang will be sold around the world. Our Motor Money team of John Rosevear and Rex Moore was at the big event in New York City, and talked with Ford CEO Alan Mulally about this important launch.

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  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2013, at 11:52 AM, AmericanFirst wrote:

    Again, Ford doing it on their dime w/o gov. bailout funding and fleecing bondholders.

  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2013, at 12:25 PM, gkietzma71 wrote:

    Sorry Mr. Mulally, the car won't be a home run until we Mustang buyers and owners in the states know drivetrain configuration, level of availability and pricing. You have a potential home run, but not yet.

    Personally, I like Mr Mulally and love all Mustangs, including the 2015 (I drive a 2005 right now), but until we get specifics on the above, I believe the key words "home run" is a little premature. If its priced out of reach for the average person in America who loves Mustangs, it could be a right field pop-fly out. If you read these comments Mr. Mulally please know that I want to purchase a 2015 if its cost is not prohibitive.

  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2013, at 12:37 PM, TMFMarlowe wrote:

    @gkietzma71: Ford hasn't announced prices yet, but a couple of Ford folks at the event hinted that pricing of the new Mustang would stay pretty close to current pricing.

    John Rosevear

  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2013, at 1:31 PM, imDanielle2 wrote:

    Hey "AmericanFirst" .. Ford did take bailout money, you know there is a thing called "Google" that will answer simple problems like that for you.. Stop relying on FUX News for your "facts" ...

  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2013, at 1:34 PM, imDanielle2 wrote:

    Hey "AmericanFirst" .. Ford did take bailout money, you know there is a thing called "Google" that will answer simple problems like that for you.. Stop relying on FUX News for your "facts" ...http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2011/09/19/ford-look...

  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2013, at 1:46 PM, A9930thTA wrote:

    If you look at the Mustang from the picture provided and look at a picture of a Nissan 350 they look like the same exact shell. Ford couldn't even come up with their own new shell they had to copy from Nissan of all companies?

  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2013, at 2:51 PM, gmon33 wrote:

    MsDanielle, I'm pretty sure Ford did not accept any bailout money from Uncle Sam. You may recall as the country was heading south Ford exercised all their bank lines which totaled about 30 billion. I think they administration was also offering lower cost loans to companies that were working with the greening of America manufacturing suggestion of the Government.

    Ford explicitly declined offers from the US as they did not want to become a servant of the US.

    As you know from listening to Fux news as you say, they are the most watched cable news network during prime time in the US. You might spend a few minutes with an open mind and listening to what they have to say. You dont need agree with any of it, but you would certainly discover that your statement regarding F is incorrect.

  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2013, at 4:13 PM, AmericanFirst wrote:

    MsDanielle,

    I'm sorry, you appear to be another "low" information voter. Ford did receive a $5.9B DOE Loan for green technology, the same fund from which Nissan, Tesla, Fisker and others received funds for "green technology" development. The gov. NEVER had an equity position w/ Ford as GM. The LOAN which F received paled in comparison of the $50B bailout funding, $30B debt relief, where bondholders were crushed and $45B in corp. income tax benefits. Maybe you need a little more educatio, See the link below.

    http://gaanderson.hubpages.com/hub/Obama-General-Motors-GM-T...

  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2013, at 4:14 PM, TheCarGuru wrote:

    @imDanielle2 - Ford accepted loans from the Government, GM and Chrysler both declared bankruptcy and took TARP funds which will never be repaid. The TARP funds not repaid ($49B) were converted to stock shares which is why the Gubment own 61% of GM. The portion of the TARP LOANS they (GM) repaid were repaid with unused TARP money. Which in reality means they repaid our tax money with yet more of our tax money. Ford on the other hand only took loans....they took no "bailout" as it were.

    Faux News could have splianed it all to you.

  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2013, at 4:29 PM, TMFMarlowe wrote:

    @A9930thTA: It doesn't look anything like a Nissan. Go look again.

    @TheCarGuru: Most of the Feds' GM shares have been sold. The last ones may be sold this week. Amount not repaid is more like $10B. Might be time to trade in that "Guru" title.

    John Rosevear

  • Report this Comment On December 10, 2013, at 12:00 PM, PS75425 wrote:

    ,,,, and what else would you expect the CEO of Ford to say for gosh sakes????.... he's certainly not going to say ... "well it was great effort but could have been better"...

  • Report this Comment On December 10, 2013, at 1:31 PM, flfordparts wrote:

    love fords that's all i ever owned.they cant miss with this one .looks like a Ferrari GTO to me.and we should all know how popular they are. i hope its available with the 5.0

  • Report this Comment On December 10, 2013, at 2:31 PM, foolnmyself wrote:

    Mulally seems so PHONEY when he pretends to be excited about Cars/Trucks.

    Big Al had about as much input to the design of the Mustang (or any vehicle for that matter) as he did for the design of the moon!

    When I left Ford I was still wondering what skills did he was bring to the table???

    Billy gave him credit for retaining the TAUR-ASS name but even the janitors I spoke to stated dumping the name we worked son hard was wrong headed.

    Knowing what I know about Big Al , I can say with confidence he's all about the money!!!!!!

  • Report this Comment On December 10, 2013, at 6:23 PM, chickenlittle2 wrote:

    Good by Mustang !

  • Report this Comment On December 11, 2013, at 8:21 AM, roadrunner wrote:

    Home Run? Mustang's are great cars and so is the new 2015. A "Home Run" was hit by GM with the C-7 Corvette Stingray.

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