This new paint hue launched just in time for St. Patrick's Day and tax returns, but don't expect it until summer.
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When an automaker releases a paint color called "Need for Green" ahead of such notable green-related holidays as St. Patrick's Day, tax day and 4/20, it's hard to figure out which jokes deserve priority.
has unveiled its new "Need for Green" paint job for the 2019
. It's, well, green -- not as dark as previous Mustang offerings, but not so bright that it would blend in with the near-neon colors that
loves slapping on its Challenger.
The color will launch this summer as part of the 2019 Ford Mustang lineup.
Ford gave the 2018 Mustang a pretty hefty refresh, including a new front end and a configurable gauge cluster display, so it's likely that we won't see too many additional changes when the 2019 lineup launches.
That said, there are a few tricks up Big Blue Oval's sleeve for 2019. It will launch the Mustang Bullitt, a green (but a much darker green) tribute to the Steve McQueen movie of yore. It will also launch the Mustang California Special, which relies on some old-school aesthetic touches to revitalize a member of the Mustang lineup that has come and gone a few times since it first launched in 1968.
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt projects effortless retro cool