Facelifted 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible breaks cover
Drop-top version of refreshed Ford muscle car arrives on the scene with engine upgrades and new cabin tech
Ford has revealed the new 2018 model year Mustang Convertible as part of the sixth generation muscle car’s recent mid-life facelift, sporting the new car’s revised face, updated technology and mechanical tweaks.
Just like on the coupe, the new drop-top Mustang sports a new front end with an altered front bumper and vents, plus new slimmer headlights and a slightly lower bonnet for a stooping nose.
The new Mustang gets a fresh set of C-shaped taillights, while the GT model has a revised rear diffuser. Performance Pack models get an eye-catching new boot lid spoiler too.
As part of the model update Ford has tweaked the two engine choices. The 2.3-litre Ecoboost four-cylinder engine remains the entry-level option, and like the 5.0-litre V8 GT model Ford has tweaked it to produce more power and torque, though we still haven’t received official figures.
The new Mustang ditches its six-speed automatic gearbox in favour of a new ten-speed box, though the six-speed manual – with one or two tweaks given the new torque figures - remains alongside. New shock absorbers plus MagneRide dampers make the options list, forming part of the Performance Package.
New tech in the cabin includes a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster with customisable features, new MyMode memory functions which remembers key car settings, and new driver-assists such as Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection capabilities. Three new paint colour options make the list too.
Prices and exact specifications for the new Mustang have yet to be confirmed, but we know the updated car will go on sale in the UK in early 2018.
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