You can never talk about sports cars without mentioning the
Mustang somewhere in the discussion. The Mustang has managed to
consistently maintain its position as the best-selling sports
car in the U.S. The 2018 Ford Mustang has now even managed to
take over Europe where it is the current best seller among
sports cars. Despite this dominance, Ford has had to always
look behind its shoulders for the Chevrolet Camaro. Read along
for more information:
2018 Ford Mustang Exterior
One thing that makes the Mustang stand out is its stylish, yet
intimidating exterior profile. Over the years, Ford has managed
to maintain a unique look for the Mustang. This is set to
continue as Ford has only announced mild changes for the
Mustang for the 2018 model year.
The majority of the changes are at the front. The 2018 Ford
Mustang will feature a trapezoidal grille with a similarly
shaped air vent below the grille Triangular cutouts and new,
slim vertical corner vents have replaced black fog light. You
will also find new, LED headlights whose corners point
downwards on both sides of the grille for an even more
aggressive look. The engine hood is also new and sits
lower compared to the one on outgoing models. At the rear, Ford
has added a new license plate recess, a new diffuser and
revised tri-bar taillights.
While the base Mustangs powered by the EcoBoost engine get dual
exhaust tips, the GT will feature quad units that are adopted
from racecars. Buyers will have more exterior colors to choose
from since the 2018 Ford Mustang will be offered in three new
colors; they are Royal Crimson, Orange Furry and Kona Blue.
There are also 12 new wheel designs to choose from.
2018 Ford Mustang Interior
The interior of the Mustang carries over from the current model
almost unchanged. Some of the new additions include
hand-stitched seat covers with padded knee bolsters and
attractive contrast stitching. There are also new colors and
patterns to choose from. The aluminum finish has also
been used unsparingly on the door handles, bezels and rings,
which give the cabin a premium feel. Heated steering wheel is
optional on both models.
The most interesting piece of information is the Mustang’s new,
customizable 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster. It can be
customized according to the usage of the vehicle, the Track
mode is perfect when you take the Mustang racing on the tracks,
the Sport mode when you feel like flying down the highway while
the Normal mode is selected during normal driving on the
streets. A separate mode dubbed “My Mode” is offered to enable
drivers to customize settings for suspension, steering and
throttle preferences. The Ford SYNC Connect is optional as is
the FordPass. The latter enables a driver to perform various
functions such as unlocking, locking or even starting the
vehicle from a far via a Smartphone.
Safety is well taken care of with a package of driving aids
including collision warning that features emergency braking.
Others are lane departure warning with lane-keep assist, drowsy
driver monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, a reverse camera
and blind-spot warning among others.
Engine Specs and performance
Under the hood, Ford has discontinued the V-6 engine leaving
the Mustang with the EcoBoost and V-8 mills. Both engines
have received a power hike but official figures are not yet
out. On the V-8, the automaker has added both dual-fuel
high-pressure direct fuel injection and low-pressure port fuel
injection that has enhanced the model’s power output and fuel
The V-8 also features a twin-clutch and a dual-mass flywheel.
Both engines will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic gearbox
that offers less frictional losses, quicker shift times and
better low-speed response.
Price and release date
Due to the discontinuation of the V-6 engine, expect the base
2018 Mustang to be more expensive. Most likely, the base model
will have a starting price north of $27,000 while the EcoBoost
Premium model may attract over $33,000. The V-8 powered Mustang
GT will attract much more. Keep it here for all the latest
updates on the new Ford Mustang 2018.
Camaro is the Mustang’s biggest rival. However, the
Dodge Challenger is another model that poses threats to the
2018 Ford Mustang. However, Ford has set their sight on the
premium market commanded by the likes of BMW 4 Series.