2018 Ford Mustang gets refreshed with upgrades in engines

Ford refreshed the acclaimed best-selling sports coupe Mustang and gave it a mean-looking fascia. Aside from the exterior changes, its engine options are also upgraded for better performance and more driving pleasure with the iconic 'Stang.

Although no solid figures has been disclosed yet, the efficient 2.3L EcoBoost engine is given more torque, while the powerful 5.0L V8 power plant is awarded with more rev. The V6 engine, which is absent in the local lineup, is also dropped from the engine choices of the 2018 Mustang.

In addition, both engines are available with Ford’s all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. This all-new gearbox has a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing to help improve responsiveness and overall performance. And yes, there will be manual transmission variants for both EcoBoost and V8, and they were upgraded for additional torque.

While it roars more power under its hood, it screams aesthetics changes outside, starting with the restyled fascia. The new Mustang’s headlights are redesigned, chopped from the tip, which gives it an impression of a 2010 Mustang – but with slender and more pronounced outline. 

Aside from these, the grille is also enlarged a little as compared to the outgoing model. More so, there are two upside-down triangle cooling ducts that house the turn indicators and shrunken fog lights. Although this does not quite pull it away from the previous models, it gives a more modern impression. Which makes us wonder, will the upcoming Mustang hybrid model in 2020 be as iconic?

The rear, on the other hand, features a restyled signature 3-bar taillights that now come with angled top and bottom tips. In addition, the lower air dam features quad exhaust and more detailing in terms of carving.

With the available wide array of 12 alloy wheels and color selections, including the all-new signature Orange Fury color finish, Mustang lovers can now have a more personal feel and look for their car.

The cabin, on the other hand, features new materials, including a new-stitched wrap in the center console, and the aluminum finish for door handles, rings, knee bolsters and bezels. New patterns and color choices top the restyled seats, while the customizable instrument panel gets an updated Mustang badge.

Ford is said to unleash the 2018 Mustang in North America this September. We all can agree that the new model is one good-looking sports car as you expect it to be but for now, all we can only do is wait until Ford PH announces local deliveries of the model.

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