The Sleeker, Tougher 2018 Ford Mustang
Even icons need to be updated to suit the trending times, and so Ford gave its bespoke stallion a little nip and tuck for the latest model year to keep it looking fresh. Some of the restyling in the 2018 Ford Mustang caused a little initial shock in automotive circles, but eventually the critics got over their astonishment and saw the updates as a natural progression.
Upfront, the 2018 Ford Mustang’s grille is lower and lower than the previous version. The area where the hood and fascia meet is now an inch lower than before. Sources say that aside from making the ‘Stang look angrier, it also helps the car achieve better aerodynamics.
As for the headlights, these are tauter, leaner, and looking more like eyes, thanks to the round main beams. The top and bottom pinch gives the car a judging scowl. Meanwhile, three LED slashes at the inner corners lend a futuristic appearance. The standard Mustang emblem remains front and center, but for more flair, buyers can choose add a chrome “corral” around the design via the optional Pony Package on EcoBoost models.
At the rear, the 2018 Mustang retains the three light bars that have become a staple since 2015. Between these pronounced lighting systems is a blacked-out panel with either a GT or pony emblem at the middle. Like the front grille, the rear air dam is also lower this time around, with quad exhaust tips. A wide spoiler comes as an option.
All in all, the 2018 Ford Mustang is the longest, lowest, and sleekest Mustang to come out of the assembly line.