Has the 2018 Ford Mustang been hit with the ugly stick?
EVOLUTION or regression? Debate is already raging over the styling of the 2018 Ford Mustang revealed ahead of its launch later this year.
Some say its an ugly revamp. Others a muscular triumph.
Either way, there will be some buyers still waiting on delivery of the 2016 model vehicles unhappy they won't receive the latest equipment.
Key changes include a lower, remodelled bonnet and grille which have been changed for aerodynamics, while it gets all-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lamps.
At the back, it gets revised LED taillamps, new bumper, fascia and a performance spoiler is available. A dual-tip exhaust is standard for EcoBoost Mustang, while V8-powered Mustang GT gets a standard quad-tip exhaust.
Most notably, the 2018 Mustang will get more tech gizmos, extra power and more cogs courtesy of a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Among the new technological additions are a 12-inch digital display which will have three different views. It will also get safety kit such as Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and Driver Alert System.
Under the skin, it will get new shock absorbers make for better ride control, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension for increased lateral stiffness, and stabiliser bars designed for sharper response and handling improvements.
The new 10-speed automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines.
Those engines will also gain more power. Exactly how much? Well, Ford is staying tight-lipped.
There will be 12 wheel options and new colours - including the "orange fury" shown on the latest images.