At first blush it appears that the 2012 Mustang and Mustang GT are direct carry over from the 2011 year. And if they were, why now? After all the Mustang just got a redesign for 2010 and all new engines in 2011. But Ford has added a number of new features for 2012 to raise the bar further.
Among the nuts and bolts features for 2012 is the new selectable steering. Driver selectable steering taillors the driving experience to fit the mood. With a choice of three settings, the feature allows the customer to select the steering effort, depending on his or her style of driving.
Sport mode provides the most road force felt through the steering wheel and requires the highest level of steering effort, allowing the driver to be more in tune with how the vehicle reacts to the road. Comfort mode provides the least amount of road force felt through the steering wheel and requires the least amount of steering effort, which is ideal for long, relaxing drives.
A standard mode also is available and is a balance between the comfort and sport settings. The settings are accessed and programmed through the message center.
Also new for 2012 are illuminated dual visor vanity mirrors, a universal garage door opener and multipurpose sun visor storage. A new color, Lava Red Metallic, also is available in limited quantities. It comes with a unique Lava Red with black interior and Lava Red color-keyed door and seat inserts.
Two new optional packages, the Reverse Sensing System and Security Package and HID Headlamps and Security Package, also debut for 2012.