Right on cue, Ford has revealed the 2018 Mustang, refreshed with new styling, more tech and improved performance.

Both the front and rear of the pony car have been redesigned with a more modern look (athletic, according to Ford), with full suite of LED lighting on the front of the car. The colour shown here, Orange Fury, is the signature colour for 2018.

Under the hood, there’s a revised 5.0-litre V8 that’s said to make more power and torque (Ford’s not saying how much more) along with an uprated manual transmission and clutch/flywheel assembly. The automatic transmission for both the EcoBoost turbo four and the V8 is the company’s new 10-speed box.

The lame duck 3.7-litre V6 has been axed.

Magnetorheological dampers are available with the Performance Package option and in our experience these latest adaptive dampers are quite good, promising even more composed handling for the Mustang.

The instrument cluster has been replaced by a 12-inch LCD display, which can be personalized by the driver. The new Mustang adds safety tech – Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection and lane keep assist, among others – as well as an app for control of the car’s basic functions.

We were impressed by the 2014 Mustang and these updates look like welcome changes to Ford’s legendary two door.

Pricing has yet to be announced. The 2018 Ford Mustang lands in showrooms later this year.

 

Images courtesy of Ford.

Published on Jan 19, 2017