Chevrolet never took off in Europe. For a very simple reason.
It was as stupid idea!
I remember thinking "What about Opel?".
I guess after 10 years, GM has been unable to separate the 2 brands enough to sell both. Opel never was "premium" enough to be Audi. 10 years of a stupid mistake.
(And, to most Europeans, Chevrolet still means "big American cars".)
It all started 10 years ago with the genius idea of rebadging Daewoo cars as Chevrolet for Europe.
This is not bad news, as very few will miss the brand in Europe. And it will give GM more money to spend on Opel/Buick, which is good.
As predicted by every, the new C-Class will just look like a small S-Class.
Which is fine.
And we already know it will have a great interior. The cool wagon will probably not make it to the US, again.
But the Venice beach event wasn't that great. They had only one car and it was off limit. So no time inside.
It was more like a regular Mustang gathering with tons of other models from various years. And the one 2015 model.
But, it is obvious that the car does look better in the flesh. And more different than it appears on pictures.
Too bad they chose the red and black wheel combo for the display car. Which makes it look cheap.
The interior seems much better than the current model. (Even though the door panels are still covered in hard plastics.)
I still think the 2005 redesign was much better. Simpler, cleaner.
But the 2015 is just fine. With a great stance. (It is wider and lower than the current one and it shows in person)
Looking better in the official pix.
While still not as pure and simple as the 2005.
And it could even look much better in person, since it is also wider and lower than the outgoing model.
The interior design seems very complicated. Lots of stuff going on here. Everywhere.
The GT is still powered by the 5.0 Liter V8 with "more than 420HP".
The new Ecoboost 2.3Liter Turbo will also be available eon non GT models. It should produce "more than 305HP".
An "upgraded" version of the old V6 is still the base model.
(Although, just like the 2.5Liter in the Fusion, it could quickly become a fleet only option.)
These are really bad pictures, I know.
But this is it, the all new Mustang.
I must say I am, so far, really disappointed. It just looks like they tried really hard to make the old (current) design fit the new chassis. There is nothing new at all. Anywhere.
Some elements, like the 3 LED bars next to the headlights, don't fit the design at all.
And they look cheap.
Inside, they updated the Sync with too many dials and buttons! Everybody told them to bring dials back so they went overboard.
So far, this is so bad... Neither retro or modern.
BUT. I am still seeing the real thing in a couple of days, and might just be changing my mind after sitting in one. Who knows...