Ford has revealed a new Mustang for 2018 featuring more power, enhanced driveability and advanced driver assistance technologies.
Having sold 30,000 Mustangs in Europe since the car launched in 2015, Ford has refreshed the model with a range of enhancements.
The instantly-recognisable body has a sleeker, more athletic appearance, enhanced with LED lighting technology, and a choice of 11 bold exterior colours and new alloy wheel options.
Its 5.0‑litre V8 engine has been tuned to develop 450 PS and is available with a new 10‑speed automatic transmission.
New MagneRide adjustable suspension and selectable Drive Modes help deliver a more European driving experience, while an active valve exhaust incorporates ‘Good Neighbour Mode’ for early-morning or late-night driving.
Driver assistance technologies include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Keeping Aid and the interior now features soft-touch materials and a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster.
Although the majority of European sales are of V8 models, the 2.3-litre EcoBoost is still available delivering 290 PS. It offers a more responsive and engaging driving experience thanks to a transient overboost function for the turbocharger – triggered under heavy acceleration to provide an extra burst of boost following each up-shift.
The 10-speed automatic transmission offers greater fuel efficiency, and improved acceleration for both models.
Ford engineers have further optimized the Mustang’s driving dynamics to deliver the most engaging driving experience yet. Recalibrated shock absorbers improve stability through corners, and rear suspension is stiffened with a cross-axis joint that reduces unwanted movement at each corner that can lead to body flex. Thicker anti-roll bars also better control body-roll for sharper handling.
Prices are yet to be confirmed but deliveries of the new Ford Mustang for customers in Europe will begin in 2018.