– 2018 Ford Mustang facelift could see a release towards the end of this year.
– In India, we will receive the top-spec Ford Mustang GT variant.
– The pony tail could be priced around Rs 75 lakh (ex-showroom).
– The 2018 Mustang comes with the new MagneRide suspension technology.
New Ford Mustang had its global debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.
Ford’s iconic pony tail – Mustang entered India (RHD – right hand drive) in July, 2016. And in no time, it became the most sold sportscar in the country, showcasing the kind of fan following it has around this side of the world too. Now, the carmaker is ready to give it a mid-life facelift by the end of this year. Right a year after its global debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, the muscle car has arrived in India. Recently, the 2018 Ford Mustang was spotted at a dealership year. Read – Ford Kuga SUV Might Come To India
– New headlamps
– Revised bonnet with integrated air vents
– Wider radiator grille
– Redesigned bumpers
– Wider inverted lower air intake
– New turn signals
– New LED taillights
– More prominent fenders
– New 19-inch forged alloy wheels
– Tri-bar tail lights
– Revised centre panel with new horizontal creases
– New license plate
– Quad exhausts
– Larger reverse lamp
– Performance spoiler
– New exterior colours
– 12-inch fully digital instrument cluster
– Mustang MyMode with memory function
– Ford driver-assist technology
– Ford SYNC Connect with FordPass
– MagneRide magnetorheological suspension (optional)
The updated Mustang was launched in the U.S. market last year. Now, the pony tail has arrived at the Indian shore and will soon hit the showrooms. While the carmaker hasn’t yet revealed the launch timeline of the car, it is expected to go on sale towards the end of this year. Check Out – Upcoming Ford Cars in India
While the current model of the Mustang comes with a price tag of Rs 71.62 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the facelifted model will be slightly more expensive than the former. Ford claims that the new Mustang receives “new technology and design changes” along with “better performance from more powerful engines and new MagneRide suspension technology”. The 2018 Ford Mustang price in India could be around Rs 75 lakh (ex-showroom). Read – New Ford Premium Hatchback Under Development
Design and styling of the 2018 Ford Mustang has been revised comprehensively. While it retains the original shape and dimensions, the more refined aerodynamics and athletic stance give it a leaner look. For the first time, Ford introduces all LED front lights on the Mustang lineup including projector high beams, signature lighting, turn signals, fog lamps and low beams. It gets wider and more prominent fenders. Ford is offering new 19-inch forged alloy wheels with multiple designs and finishes (including Polished, Ebony Black and Nickel). Towards the rear, the sportscar features redesigned LED taillamps and bumper and quad-tip exhaust instead of dual tip unit. The Mustang facelift gets a new signature Orange Fury colour scheme along with Royal Crimson and Kona Blue exterior shades. Check Out – India’s Top 5 Best Modified Ford EcoSport
The improved visual cues and touch points enhance premium feel and appeal of its interior. On the center console, you will notice a new hand-stitched wraps with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters. The door handles, rings and bezels have aluminium finish. There is an updated Mustang badge on the instrument panel along with a new key fob design. Major update is the Ford’s first 12-inch all-digital LCD display integrated in the dashboard. The 2018 Mustang comes with revised seating surfaces with multiple new patterns and colour options. It also gets an optional heated steering wheel.
The all-new Mustang MyMode with memory function enables to save drive settings, steering and suspension preferences. For the first time, the pony tail comes with a wide range of Ford driver assist technology that includes Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, distance alert, lane keeping assist and driver alert system. What’s more on offer is the Ford SYNC Connect with FordPass. Read About – New Ford Compact Utility Vehicle
The Indian market will receive the range-topping 2018 Ford Mustang GT model. Engine will remain unchanged – i.e. 5.0-litre V8 Ti-VCT V Type. On the pre-facelift, it delivers a maximum power of 395bhp and 515Nm of peak torque. This powertrain, paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission, can attain a top speed of 250kmph.
On the other hand, the Euro-spec model is propelled by the 5.0-litre Ti-VCT churning out a top power of 443.8bhp and 527Nm of torque. This makes it 33.5bhp (34PS) more powerful than previous model, while the torque has been reduced by 3Nm. Ditching the 6-speed automatic gearbox, the 2018 Euro-spec Mustang gets a 10-speed automatic transmission. Read – New Ford Endeavour Revealed In New Pictures
Besides updating the powertrain, Ford has tuned its suspension system for better cornering stability. Its new MagneRide suspension technology optimizes ride and handling in the different terrains. Though, it comes as a new option with the Mustang Performance Package. The pony tail gets new shock absorbers and a new cross axis joint in the rear suspension. Features such as Active Valve Performance Exhaust technology and thicker anti-roll bars further enhance its driving dynamics.
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