It's 2017 and Ford is not in the mood to wait until next year to launch its Mustang. In a surprise move, Ford has unveiled its 2018 Mustang, which happens to be a revamped version of the iconic pony car that hit the roads in 2015.
Mustang, as Ford explained, is already the best-selling sports car in the United States and around the globe. It now hopes that the 2018 model will attract the young, diverse, international customers who have already expressed a keen interest in the brand.
If reports are to be believed, Ford is planning to do an overall redesign of the new 2018 Mustang, which is estimated to attract many female buyers.
New Design And Specs
The new 2018 Mustang comes with a redesigned exterior, which is not just purely aesthetic but is also aerodynamic in nature, as revealed by Corey Holter, marketing manager of Ford for North America. The car is also equipped with a lower, sleeker hood and squinty new LED headlights.
"Daily driver that you can go to a track with and have fun," remarks Holter about the company's new variants.
Holter added that since the car is more aerodynamic in nature, it will help in lowering the fuel economy numbers. Ford has reportedly retired the V6 and introduced the two engine lineup that boasts a torquier version of the current 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder and a new 5.0-liter V8 on GT.
According to the press release, both the EcoBoost and GT engines are extra powerful. Moreover, the V8 engine has been thoroughly reworked. It also says that the 2018 Mustang will be more powerful than any other Mustang GT, primarily because it consists of a dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and a low-pressure port fuel injection.
The 2018 Mustangs are the first models to feature the 10-speed automatic transmission. Both the variants EcoBoost Mustang and GT Mustang will sport a 12-inch, customizable digital instrument cluster just above the steering wheel, with displays for normal, sport, and track mode.
Apart from this, drivers will also be able to alter suspension and steering preferences.
The sound of the exhaust system can be adjusted in the GT model. Both the variants will feature lane- departure warning, collision-warning capability, lane-keeping assist, and distance alert.
Holter revealed that 350,000 cars have been sold all over the world after the release of the 2015 Mustang. The countries that have Mustang clubs and fans will witness a huge sale when they receive the vehicle directly from the factory instead through the gray market import.
Although the pricing of both the variants is not yet revealed, reports suggest that the car will go up for sale in fall 2017.