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2009 Ford Mustang Glass Roof

2009 Mustang Glass Roof

Available as a $1,995 option, the new glass roof allows Mustang customers to let the sun shine in for half the price of moving up from a coupe to a convertible.

The 2009 Mustang's glass roof option provides a third choice for buyers and responds to their growing desire for more natural light while driving one of the worlds most beloved automobiles. Since 2003 production of large sunroofs in North America has grown nearly 200 percent.

Beginning next summer Ford will start offering the Vista Roof option on the 2009 model year Ford Mustang GT and V6.

"Mustang is an icon in our product lineup, and we are committed to keeping Mustang news fresh every year," said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president of Ford Global Product Development. "As the automotive landscape becomes increasingly competitive, features such as a panoramic glass roof will help differentiate our products from the competition."

The Mustang's glass roof is made of a special tinted safety glass. The privacy tint reduces both infrared rays and vehicle cool-down time by 50 percent and a manual roller blind is built in too, allowing owners to further control exposure on sunny days. The specially formulated glass also protects interior fabric material from solar radiation deterioration and discoloration by reducing solar light transmittance. To help improve acoustics and Mustang's interior quietness, the glass also features a layer of vinyl that reduces noise, vibration and harshness.

The vista roof Mustang is built like a coupe and has been developed to maintain the structural integrity of Mustang. The glass itself is safety glass, meaning that it shatters without sharp or jagged edges, like other automotive glass.

Glass Roof Mustangs will be assembled at the Automotive Alliance International plant in Flat Rock, Mich. The unique glass is installed at Ford's adjacent vehicle personalization facility.

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