Ford Mustang: Then and now

Ford Mustang: Then and now

A 2015 model of a Ford Mustang is seen in handout photograph provided by Ford Motor Co. on December 5,2013. (Reuters)

Nearly 50 years after launching its affordable sports car,Ford Motor Co is unveiling a global redesign of the Mustang to try to burnish the US automaker's image and spur sales of its more expensive models. (Reuters)

Top Ford executives,including Chief Executive Alan Mulally,will fan out across six cities to take the wraps off the 2015 Mustang on Thursday. The car will be shown in Dearborn,Michigan,Shanghai,Sydney,Barcelona,New York and Los Angeles. (Reuters)

Skylight Blue 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible is parked during an outing in Chicago,Illinois August 13,2013. (Reuters)

Skylight Blue Ford Mustang convertible is parked in Chicago,Illinois in July 1964. Ford will unveil its next-generation 2015 Mustang on December 5,2013 for the model's 50th anniversary with simultaneous events in Michigan,Shanghai,Sydney,Barcelona,New York and Los Angeles. (Reuters)