The face-lifted 2018 Ford Mustang lineup makes its official world-wide debut today. The big news include: updated turbo-4 and V8 engines, deletion of the V6 option, updated front and rear styling, addition of the 10-speed automatic transmission, active exhaust valving, all-digital gauge cluster, Magneride suspension, and more.
We originally expected the updated 2018 Ford Mustang lineup to show up at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. We were wrong, but the face-lifted pony car gets its official reveal today at multiple locations around the world. After all, the Mustang is now a global vehicle and will be sold in over 140 countries around the world.
Yes, Ford is getting rid of the V6 engine option in the 2018 Mustang. The tweaked 2.3L EcoBoost I4 and 5.0L “Coyote” V8 will be power options. You probably saw this coming, but the updated Mustang is getting the new 10-speed automatic (just like the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 and the 2017/2018 Ford F-150 pickup trucks).
The car gets an active exhaust valving system that adjusts automatically to provide for quiet cruising or throaty acceleration bursts. The Magneride suspension on the performance variants should strike a balance between comfort on the street and performance on the track.
The interior features an all-new digital driver gauge cluster, which can be customized and reconfigured to the driver’s liking. The gauges adjust to different driving modes and can be further customized to display the desired information.
TFLcar got a unique interview with the Ford Mustang marketing manager, Mark Schaller, in Dearborn last week. We got all the details and it’s packed into the video you see below.