Back in June we broke the news that the Mach 1 name would possibly be making a return to the Mustang lineup sometime as early as 2017
. While some might consider that pure speculation, we usually only publish a story that comes from a pretty reliable source. For those that still don’t believe us, consider the latest news to come from FordAuthority.com
that Ford is in the process of acquiring a trademark for the “Mach 1″ term.
The trademark was initially filed back in February of 2012 and includes quite a list of categories including “land motor vehicles, namely, automobiles and their engines; exterior insignia badges for vehicles; vehicle rooftop carriers; spare tire covers; fitted motor vehicle covers; bug deflectors for motor vehicles; running boards for motor vehicles; mud flaps for motor vehicles; trailer hitch receiver plugs for motor vehicles; sunshades for motor vehicles; license plate frames for motor vehicles; windshields for motor vehicles; windows for motor vehicles; wheels for motor vehicles; hub caps for motor vehicle wheels; fitted truck bed covers and truck bed liners.”
FordAuthority.com is also reporting that of August 26th of this year Ford has requested to delay the filing of its “Statement of Use,” which the web site says describes how the trademarked name will be used in the real world. The extension can last up to three years, meaning Ford is likely planning on using the name in 2016 for the Mustang’s 2017 model year – just like we reported earlier.