2018 Ford Mustang Facelift – Now With 10-Speed Auto

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2018 Ford Mustang Facelift – Now With 10-Speed Auto

The 2018 facelifted Ford Mustang has been revealed in all its glory, after what looks like a product video, was uploaded on Youtube yesterday by the Mustang6G channel. And, from the video, the car’s badge indeed confirms that it's the range-topping 5.0-litre Mustang GT model.

In truth, this hasn’t been the only appearance of the upcoming car, Ford surprised show-goers at Detroit 2017 auto show by pulling the wraps of the 2018 Mustang, in a three-city simulcast ( Detroit, New York, and Los Angeles) hosted by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. He even gave one car away to an injured war veteran.

The Ford Motor Company has since revealed further details of the new car, that isn’t scheduled for sale in the United States until September 2017.

Here’s what we know so far:

  • Front end aesthetics have been reworked, bumper restyled and now visibly includes a vertical air intake pod.
  • Headlamps are redesigned, LED headlamps will be offered as standard, front grille reworked
  • Redesigned front bonnet is lower and includes hood scoops on the GT model.
  • Redesigned rear tri-bar tail lamps and rear fascia, Mustang GT will feature quad exhaust tips with optional active exhaust flaps
  • 12 wheel designs and new body colour options, includes the return of the Kona Blue colour
  • New interior design patterns and colours.

Ford will also be dropping the 3.7-litre Cyclone V6 engine, choosing to retain only the 2.3-litre Ecoboost four-cylinder and 5.0-litre Coyote V8 mills. The big news, however, is the adoption of an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission which can be controlled via paddle shifters, the 6-speed manual will be retained for certain markets.

Ford have reportedly tweaked the chassis to offer and improved ride and handling, the Mustang will also offer the ‘Magneride’ magnetorheological active-dampers, developed by Delphi Automotive as an option.  

The new Mustang’s infotainment will be upgraded to include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that is customisable that includes a MyMode memory function that remembers your driving preferences. There are new active safety features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, added to the existing safety systems.

Keep in mind that these are specifications for the U.S. market car, specifications may vary for models on sale locally. To find out more about the current Ford Mustang 2.3-litre Ecoboost, click here.

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