How the Mustang Has Changed for 2018

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Ford Gives Us a Walk-Through Showing Off the Design Changes for the 2018 Mustang

By now, you’ve likely seen at least a few photos of the updated sheet metal Ford has planned for the 2018 Mustang. The car surprisingly dropped at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month. Since then, it’s been a never-ending torrent of new promotional material, videos, and such. But this may be the clearest presentation of the new design yet.

In the video above, Ford gives us a side-by-side, before-and-after view of the current 2017 Mustang and the upcoming 2018 (available Fall of 2017). In case you haven’t seen the differences, here they are in easy-to-spot form.

From the lower, more rakish, sloped hood to the longer, lower front grille opening, you can see the front has changed substantially. The headlights have been moved, and feature a more aggressive angle. We see a little bit of Jaguar XK design language in the front fascia. Although others have mentioned it looks more like the newest Mazda MX5. And we’re intrigued by the LED front daytime running lights.

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Around back, you can see another redesign, this time less aggressive. The center panel has changed slightly, and the license plate surround has been pulled up a little. But the new tail lights look mostly like the old tail lights. Down below the rear bumper, the fascia has been slightly modified to house a larger reverse light assembly. And the GT now has four exhaust tips exiting at the rear, instead of two. Of course, Ford also wants you to know about the three new paint colors available, and 12 new wheel options.

But will anyone that isn’t a true Mustang fanatic really be able to tell the difference between a 2017 and a 2018 on the road?

Via [FordMotor Authority]

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