That's a tough question.
Let's see. Well, the Mustang pulls an aesthetic J-turn from the previous generation, which slavishly copied the classic 1967-70 models. The 2016 model retains some signature Mustang cues like the grille, cab-rearward proportions, and segmented taillights with sequential turn signals, but everything is slickly sculpted.
That helps slim down what is actually a pretty large car, and provides better aerodynamics according to Ford. It also makes the Mustang more than just a pop culture reference.
At first glance, such a dramatic change looks much more significant than the relatively subtle changes Chevy made for the 2016 Camaro, but Ford was really playing catch up to the General Motors brand in a way.
When the Camaro was relaunched as a 2010 model, Chevy went with a more modern design than what Ford offered at the time. If nothing else, the 2016 Camaro proves the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but Chevy also runs the risk of its new model not appearing new enough.