2018 Ford Mustang Convertible unveiled
Posted on January 23, 2017
Last week Ford unveiled the new Mustang droptop and it went down a storm. The new 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible has had a bit of a facelift and looks to have had all the nips and tucks in all the right places. It still looks like a Mustang but now looks fresh and revitalized.
The 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible sees a tighter front end with lower hood, redesigned grille, lights and fascia. The rear end has had a little love too. There are also three new body colours available, new interior materials, new dashboard elements and some new tech.
One cool new feature is the new optional digital dashboard that does away with analog instruments and instead digitally simulates them in the binnacle. The displays can be configured to show the data you want them to show, offering an even more tailored experience.
Other new features include a new exhaust, the 10 speed transmission from the F-150, MagneRide suspension and a new hood mechanism that opens and closes twice as fast as the current one. The other big news for the Ford Mustang is the end of the V6. Instead, you can choose the turbocharged four cylinder EcoBoost or V8.
That V8 is the 5.0-litre Coyote motor in existing Mustangs but with a few new tricks up its sleeve. The engine has been redesigned to offer more power and higher revs, hopefully without compromising gas mileage too much. A new dual fuel injection including both direct and port injection plus some mechanical tweaking means this V8 should be the smoothest yet. Ford have yet to release data but we expect it to be impressive.
As well as the new 10 speed automatic transmission from the F-150, the 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible will get a new manual transmission with dual clutch and dual mass flywheel.
Chassis and suspension tweaks should improve the ride further and the optional MagneRide adaptive damping that will be available as part of the Performance Package should hold that read in place nicely when you want to put the hammer down on that new V8.
Finally, the addition of pre-collision assist and pedestrian detection technology will also be available to buyers as an option.
I doubt this is the entire list of improvements but this is all Ford has let out of the bag right now. It is a considerable list, especially as this is a refresh and not a relaunch. Given how fast this segment moves, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few more tweaks before the 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible is released.
If you’re interested in the 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible, visit Northway Ford Lincoln
, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2. We can keep you updated with developments.