The newly redesigned Mustang is barely a year old, and Ford is already unfurling a series of updates and upgrades for the 2016 model year.
Some of the motivation for these quick changes is, of course, aimed at blunting an expected strong challenge from the revamped (read: leaner, meaner) 2016 Chevrolet Camaro due this fall.
But there’s more to it than that.
Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler know something about nurturing sports and muscle cars for long-term success that many other automakers don’t, or won’t, practice.
Launch it and leave it is a death sentence for sporty cars. And no company has been more successful at failing with sporty cars than Toyota.