JAN 18 2016 All Articles

New Mustang unveiled

Ford revealed the new 2018 Ford Mustang at the North American International Motor Show on January 18. With a sleeker design, more advanced technology and improved performance, new Mustang will also follow in the Ford GTs footsteps and include an all-new 12-inch digital instrument cluster. The car is expected to launch in New Zealand late next year.

Ford revealed the new 2018 Ford Mustang at the North American International Motor Show on January 18. With a sleeker design, more advanced technology and improved performance, new Mustang will also follow in the Ford GTs footsteps and include an all-new 12-inch digital instrument cluster. The car is expected to launch in New Zealand late next year.

New Mustang features a more athletic look, with new front and rear-end designs that deliver a leaner and meaner look and refined aerodynamics. Technologies include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customise your way, MyMode with memory function that remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and Ford SYNC® Connect with FordPass™ is available on Mustang for the first time. When using the FordPass® app for smartphones, drivers can start, lock, unlock and locate their car for ultimate convenience.

There are new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for increased confidence behind the wheel. There are powerful engine upgrades, plus an all-new optional 10-speed automatic transmission to give Mustang even more performance. Optional MagneRide™ suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control – let the engine roar, or not.

Ford’s legendary 5.0-litre V8 engine has been thoroughly reworked. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Mustang GT before. This power increase was achieved with the first application for Mustang of Ford’s new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection on a V8 engine – delivering robust low-end torque, high-rpm power, and improved fuel efficiency.

The manual transmission for both engine options has been upgraded for optimal torque. For the V8, the manual transmission has been totally redesigned to include a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and deliver more efficient clutch modulation.

A new 10-speed automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines, is the best automatic Mustang has ever offered. With a wide-ratio span and optimised gear spacing, this all-new gearbox helps deliver higher average power for acceleration – improving responsiveness and performance.

Compared to the previous six-speed, the new 10-speed transmission has quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and significantly reduced friction losses. The all-new electronic control system includes unique tunes for different drive modes and features real-time adaptive shift scheduling to ensure the right gear at the right time. Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles allow drivers maximum manual control.

Ford New Zealand can’t yet confirm pricing, spec or exact arrival timing for New Zealand, although it is anticipated to arrive in late 2018.