Ford New Zealand has confirmed the 2018 Mustang will begin to arrive on our shores from April, bringing more power, more technology, and more customisable options.
The 2018 Mustang GT’s legendary 5.0-litre V8 engine packs more power and torque than the outgoing version, and performance and technology upgrades.
The exterior design
The car’s exterior design is now more dynamic, with a lower, remodelled bonnet and grille, and a new position for the bonnet air-intakes.
The entire Mustang line will feature all-LED front lights including signature tri-bar lighting.
A dual-tip exhaust is standard for EcoBoost® Mustang, while the V8-powered Mustang GT now boasts a quad-tip exhaust as standard.
The new Mustang has a customisable 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster. A first for Mustang, this all-new instrument cluster offers three separate views; normal, sport and track modes .
The 2018 Mustang also benefits from a vast array of Ford Driver-Assist Technology (DAT). Customers can feel more confident than ever behind the wheel with new features like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection (AEB) as standard, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Departure Warning, and Lane-Keeping Assist as standard.
Mustang also benefits from Auto-levelling headlights, as well as automatic high beam, further reducing the driver’s workload.
The fastest Mustang yet
The 2018 Mustang GT has 33kW more power than its predecessor, delivering a peak of 339kW – around 450 horsepower – as standard.
This power increase has been 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 5.0-litre Coyote V8 also packs 556Nm of torque, a jump of 26Nm, while the EcoBoost delivers 224kW with 9Nm more torque, now 441Nm.
A new 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines, is the best automatic Mustang has offered and boasts Ford-patented technology. The new 10-speed transmission has quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and significantly reduced friction losses.
Ford Mustang EcoBoost™ Fastback (automatic) $62,990 RRP
Ford Mustang EcoBoost™ Convertible (automatic) $67,990 RRP
Ford Mustang GT Fastback (manual and automatic) $79,990 RRP
Ford Mustang GT Convertible (automatic) $84,990 RRP
All RRPs are GST inclusive but exclude on-road costs and accessories