Ford is all set to launch the facelifted Mustang muscle car in India. The car has just been imported into the country, and has been pictured at a Ford stockyard. The 2018 Mustang gets a big facelift and many significant changes in terms of suspension, transmission and fuel delivery systems. Since Ford won’t participate at the 2018 Auto Expo, the new Mustang won’t be showcased there. The American car company, which sells the Mustang in India as a brand builder, is expected to launch it through a separate event.
Changes on the 2018 Mustang include a major facelift to the front end. This facelift makes the 2018 Mustang significantly different from the pre-facelift model while also keeping the characteristic looks of the muscle car intact. Full LED headlamps are standard. The car gets retuned suspension for better ride quality and a new 10 speed automatic transmission has been added to the V8 petrol engine.
The V8 petrol engine gets direct and port injection, resulting in power and torque figures getting bumped up but the exact figures for the India-spec car are unknown. The car also gets new interiors with Ford’s SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system that now offers smartphone connectivity. Magnetorheological dampers and a variable exhaust system are offered as optional features. The 2018 Mustang also gets more safety features.
The 2018 Mustang’s launch will happen soon as Ford has stopped building the pre-facelift model at the car’s only manufacturing facility in the United States. Since Ford imports the Mustang from a single location in the US, the company will launch the facelifted model after stocks of the pre-facelift model gets exhausted.
The right hand drive version of the Mustang sold in India is also imported from the US. In terms of pricing, the new car is likely to be more expensive than the outgoing model but not by too much. The iconic Mustang has sold very well in India, and the facelifted model is expected to also do similarly.