2018 Ford Mustang Convertible Begins Testing, See Spy Photos Here

Oct 11, 2016 11:49 AM EDT | Mariechris Felipe

Just a week ago, spy photos of the 2018 Ford Mustang Fastback Body surface online, now it seems that its convertible variant also started its testing phase already and was spotted on the road with heavy camouflage. The Ford Mustang Convertible is set to debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show or early next year at Detroit Auto Show.

Continuing The Success

Last year the sixth - generation of Ford Mustang comes in a dealership and had been a success worldwide with exceptional sales and still performing great as of today. However, there is no reason for Ford to relax, and the proof is here as they are already working on the first "facelift" of this generation. The Mustang convertible will undergo a major facelift with many new features looming too.

At the moment, the dense camouflage of this testing unit has managed to prevent us a glimpse of the changes present in the Ford Mustang Convertible 2018 except for the very visible change in the apertures for the grille. In this type of set - ups, the most common is that brands take the opportunity to redesign bumpers , updated headlights, and taillights as well as to update the available wheel designs and color palette for the bodywork. We also have information that suggests that Ford is working to create new option packages.

Expected Developments

Besides aesthetic changes, what developments are expected in the mechanical section? Rumors have it that Ford has decided to maintain the current blocks. That is, the naturally aspirated V6 EcoBoost 2.3 - liter engine, although you can not rule out a slight tuning to increase that power.

In any case, Ford will use the facelift Ford Mustang Convertible range to introduce one new automatic gearbox ten - speed . In addition, the six - speed manual transmission will be adjusted to improve its performance and handling.

As we have said at the beginning, it is the first time the new Ford Mustang Convertible has been spied in the street. Expect a lot more of these in the upcoming days and wait until 2017 for this new Mustang to be available in dealerships.

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