VIDEO: New 2018 Mustang Face Revealed, and it’s Depressing
Video Shows Rumored 2018 Mustang on Road in Full View
Here it is — the highly anticipated facelift for the 2018 Mustang. Now before everyone starts bashing the look of the car in The Mustang Source forums, ask yourself this: if the sad, droopy look makes the Mustang a little faster on the track, is it worth it?
Namely because the new face significantly softens the muscular appearance of the 2015 – 2017 model years.Of course, at this point, everything about the images is pretty much speculation. The footage, which reportedly is of the new GT model, hasn’t actually been confirmed as official by Ford. But if the video (initially shared by Mustang6g) is actually legit, then the new look is bound to come under fire from fans of the current model.
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Some of the key changes for the 2018 model year appear to include revised headlamps with a small kink on the bottom, longer LEDs, a new bumper design and a redesigned hood. Most of the other major exterior design features on the Mustang seem to have been kept intact aside from a few tweaks to the taillamps.
We think this is a sad mid-cycle update. The design itself not only looks sad, but the execution also looks poor, and we find that depressing. Aren’t cars supposed to get better looking after a mid-cycle refresh? When we laid eyes upon the 2018 Mustang, the first car we thought of was the late-2000s Dodge Charger. Ugh, that thing is so ugly. Look at the shapes of the Charger’s headlamps. Compare them with the new Mustang’s. We see a family resemblance. Oddly enough, it makes us feel incestuous.
Rumor has it for the 2018 model year that Ford is axing the 3.7-liter V6 engine and making the 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-banger the standard power plant. In addition, there’s been speculation the 2018 Mustang could get the 10-speed automatic transmission that was co-developed with Chevrolet. The new transmission will also be used in the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Camaro.
You certainly can count on us to keep an eye on this story as it all unfolds.
Here’s an image of the current Mustang to show you how far the 2018 redesign falls down the toilet.