Ford Motor Co.’s dropping an engine and lowering the hood on the Mustang as part of the venerable pony car’s 2018 model year freshening.
The updated Mustang gains a more aggressive look that includes new hood vents and an optional spoiler. It also gets an optional 12-inch digital cluster, new-generation LED headlights and taillights available across all trim lines, and a number of new tech features.
The company is dropping its 3.7-liter V-6 engine, which officials say account for roughly 15 percent of sales, in favor of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V-8. Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, which debuted in fall 2016 on the F-150, will come as an option with both engines.
The 2018 Mustang went on display Tuesday at the 2017 Detroit auto show and was unveiled at other events in Los Angeles and New York.