(Lead Photo: X-Tomi Design) It seems like the concept of a four-door pony car won’t ever go away. Look to the past, look to the future, and you’ll see attempts to graft on two extra doors to cars that throughout the years have been without question meant to be two-door sport coupes. Ford tried it. Chevrolet tried it. Pontiac tried to turn theirs into a station wagon, a fan created a rip on a rumored factory concept Mopar, and so on and so forth. Nothing shocking there, the wave of “sedan” ponycars comes and goes. But the current fervor of the rumor mill might be a little more warranted than it has been before…it seems that speculation about a four-door example of the Mustang, with a longer wheelbase, might be called up to take on some lofty competition like the Audi A7 and the Porsche Panamera. In addition, there is the crossover that was rumored to carry the “Mach 1” nameplate that hasn’t been ground to a halt, the hybrid Mustang, the wild child GT500, and Ford’s commitment to having a mostly truck-biased catalog that has spared only the Mustang from the guillotine.
To Mustang purists and gearheads, all of the above minus the GT500 screams blasphemy of the highest order. You don’t even have to ask our opinions. But is there room in the world for a Mustang sedan? We have one good answer: Australia. Ford Australia packed it in and shut down, as did the rest of Australian manufacturing. It might not be a Falcon, but a four-door Mustang would be a damn sight better than Holden’s Opel-sourced Commordore will ever be in relation to Australian buying habits, and if Ford can bring the Mustang’s interior a tick higher, it might even have a chance in Europe. Would it work in the U.S., where the last time a major change to the Mustang was announced, Ford got angry letters by the truckload and wound up with the Ford Probe sport compact instead of the new 1989 Mustang they were hoping for? We don’t know, but surely you the reader might have some insight into this?