Among the long list of car models in Ford’s repertoire probably none is more iconic than the Ford Mustang. The last generation of the car was launched in 2017 and it seems that company decided it’s time to unveil a refreshed version of the initial American muscle car.
Although Ford has not offered any details regarding the price of the 2018 Mustang or its fuel economy, we were still able to learn a lot of things about the new generation of the car. The Ford Mustang has received a slight exterior redesign which is more aerodynamic, it comes with driver assist technology, as well as the common performance upgrades.
These include an improved 2.3 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine or the 5.0-liter V8 engine if you prefer the GT version of the car. The EcoBoost engine allowed Ford to appeal to a larger demographic who are more environmentally conscious such as millennials. Furthermore, before the car was unveiled, Ford shared some details regarding its interior and exterior redesign as a way to attract more female buyers.
Initial doubts about the design were washed away as the car still manages to promote the same look and feel of an American muscle car while still making slight changes such as lowering the front end and including a wider grille. The overall increased aerodynamic exterior hopes to lead an increased fuel efficiency in both versions of the 2018 Ford Mustang.
While the engines of both models are powerful, the company decided to thoroughly rework its V8 engine. Therefore, the new version is more powerful than any other Ford Mustang GT before it thanks to its dual fuel, low-pressure port fuel injection as well as high-pressure direct injection while further improving fuel efficiency.
Both models come with the standard manual transmission option, but Ford decided to add 10-speed automatic with higher shifts than any other model. The refreshed version of the car also come with a new tech upgrade. It includes a 12-nch digital display above the steering wheel with various travel modes. Users can even alter the suspension and steering settings of the car from it. Other technologies include collision warning, lane-departure warning, distance alert and lane-keeping assist.
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