Updated 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible Debuts

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, Automotive Editor - January 20, 2017

The 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible will undoubtedly tug at the heartstrings of those wrapped in American nostalgia, as its predecessors have done for decades.

Ford showed the updated Mustang Convertible just days after it revealed the 2018 Mustang hardtop's upgrades. Like the coupe, the convertible gets a host of cosmetic enhancements over the 2017 car. Notably, there's a revised front end with a new hood and bumper, as well as a new headlight treatment that makes for a slightly more menacing face than before.

A selection of new colors and wheels to choose from also gives Mustang buyers the chance to personalize their vehicle even more.

Ford Mustang

These changes, however, are superficial compared to mechanical alterations Ford has introduced for 2018. The previous base engine, a 3.7-liter V6, is gone, with the formerly optional 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder taking its place. The 5.0-liter V8 is still available on high-performance GT models, although a newly optional 10-speed automatic replaces the former six-speed across the range. Ford says this change will allow for better performance and fuel economy. Other changes to improve performance include optional magnetic dampers that can adjust for a smoother ride or more dynamic handling.

Inside, a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster is a new, clean, tech-laden take on driver information, allowing owners to customize and rearrange data as they please. Ford added pedestrian detection for its collision avoidance system, as well.

Expect to see the 2018 Mustang Convertible in showrooms in the fall.

, Automotive Editor

Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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