Marcus De Guzman / Ford | January 23, 2017 10:41
Ford opens up the New Year with refreshed Mustang Convertible
Ford is not resting on its laurels as the Blue Oval company recently took the wraps off of the 2018 Mustang Convertible. Closely following the design of the refreshed Mustang Coupe, the updated drop-top gets the same styling cues from its hardtop counterpart, along with the carried-over EcoBoost and V8 engines.
Up front, it gets new sleek LED headlights, wider grill and more aggressive bumper with the fang-like faux side air vents. Like the coupe, the hood on the convertible also loses the power bulge but retains the distinct vents. New exterior colors also make their way in the drop-top Mustang; Kona Blue, Orange Fury and Royal Crimson.
The rear decklid is now flatter in order to accommodate the soft-top mechanism. Also part of the update are the 12 new wheel choices that are also available on the standard coupe. The curved taillights also make their way in the convertible and gives the muscle car a more refined look.
Inside, everything pretty much carries over from the coupe, including the new 12-inch digital instrument cluster that's fully customizable. In-car amenities like SYNC 3, FordPass mobile app, redesigned seats and the hand-stitched center console also come as standard equipment on the convertible.
Available engines for the 2018 Mustang Convertible include the 2.3-liter EcoBoost and the 5.0-liter Coyote V8. Exact output ratings have yet to be revealed but Ford did say the EcoBoost now benefits from more torque, while the V8 now comes with port fuel injection and increased compression ratio. As with the recent update, the Cyclone V6 has been discontinued for the 2018 model refresh.
The reworked 6-speed manual gearbox and new 10-speed automatic transmission will both be available for the Mustang Convertible, as well as the optional MagneRide damping system.
Both the coupe and the convertible versions of the 2018 Mustang will arrive at US dealerships by the end of the year.