Revised 2018 Ford Mustang to have more grunt, a new transmission, new technology and revised styling
Ford has taken the scalpel to the Ford Mustang, and is promising that the end result, the 2018 Ford Mustang will be the best and the most advanced – and desirable – Mustang yet.
Changes have been made across the board the Mustang GT’s 5.0 litre V8 now gets 339kW of power, 33kW more than the previous model. Torque is up 26Nm to 556Nm. Ford says the changes are the result of new high-pressure direct injection fuel injection system.
The four-cylinder EcoBoost model now produces 224kW and 441Nm, 9Nm more than the outgoing version.
A new 10-speed automatic is available on both versions of the ‘Stang, and Ford says it improves driveability with faster shift times and greater responsiveness.
New to the 2018 Ford Mustang is a multi-mode variable exhaust system for the Mustang GT. Drivers can choose between Normal, Quiet, Track and Sport, to ensure that your Mustang sounds right on every occasion.
Inside there’s also a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster with various different colours and layouts, there are new drive modes, that optimise the car’s performance according to driver preference, new shock absorbers for better ride control and an all-new new cross-axis joint aids lateral stiffness, in other words, improved handling.
On the subject of ride and handling, MagneRide suspension is now available as an option. The suspension monitors and adjusts each corner for up to 1000 times a second, delivering optimum ride and handling.
The 2018 Ford Mustang is also equipped autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assistant, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams.
Aesthetically, there’s a new bonnet, new slimmer and angrier all-LED headlights and new bumpers front and rear. There’s also new LED tail lamps.
Mustang EcoBoost gets new 18 inch alloys, while the GT’s wheels carry over from the previous model. However, new 19 inch wheels are available as a factory option.
“Most people have a Mustang memory, whether it be a favourite film moment, a childhood memory or, more recently, parking one in their own garage,” said Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia President and CEO.
“The updated model offers customers a raft of new features for greater capability of Australia’s best-selling sports car, which has shown how much Mustang resonates with the Australian lifestyle.”
2018 Ford Mustang Line-up
Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback (manual) $49,990 (plus on road costs)
Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback (automatic) $52,990 (plus on road costs)
Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible (automatic) $59,490 (plus on road costs)
Ford Mustang GT Fastback (manual) $62,990 (plus on road costs)
Ford Mustang GT Fastback (automatic) $66,259 (plus on road costs but incl LCT)
Ford Mustang GT Convertible (automatic) $74,709 (plus on road costs but incl LCT)
2018 Ford Mustang – Key Factory Options
OTT Stripes – black $650
OTT Stripes (Fastback only) – white $650
Single-wing rear spoiler (Fastback only) $750
Recaro leather seats (Fastback only) $3,000
19-inch Lustre Nickel alloys (EcoBoost only) $500
19-inch Forged alloys (GT Only) $2,500
MagneRide™ Suspension $2,750