Ford has promised the all-new Mustang in European specification will feature a softer suspension setup.

Ford has promised the all-new Mustang in European specification will feature a softer suspension setup.

Scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of next year, the Euro-spec Mustang will adopt a softer suspension setup compared to its American sibling as a measure to provide a smoother low-speed ride after European journalists have expressed their concerns regarding comfort while driving at a slow pace during tests.

In an interview with Autocar, global engineering chief Raj Nair said "as soon as we play with the low speed damping we risk harming the car's handling" but "even so, we're about to begin testing and there are some things we can do." There’s always the risk that fiddling too much with the damping settings will have a negative impact on the Mustang's handling but hopefully Ford's engineers will find the right compromise.

Set to be offered for the first time in Europe, the sixth generation Ford Mustang benefits from a rear independent suspension and will be available with either a four-cylinder 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivering 305 bhp & 406 Nm or a larger V8 5.0-liter rated at 420 bhp & 528 Nm.

Euro-spec Ford Mustang to offer a smoother ride thanks to softer suspension