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New for 2018: Ford Cars

New for 2018: Ford Cars

By Christian Wardlaw, October 18, 2017
With the exception of performance vehicles, 2018 is a slow year for Ford’s car lineup. The C-Max, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus return virtually unchanged. New special-edition Focus RS and GT supercar variants debut, and the Ford Mustang gets a significant refresh for 2018 (with the exception of Shelby GT350 variants).

Detailed changes for each 2018 Ford car model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.

2018 Ford C-Max

  • Ford has announced no changes for the 2018 C-Max, which received minor styling updates and a new Titanium trim level for 2017

2018 Ford Fiesta

  • Standard rearview camera
  • New paint colors: Orange Spice Tricoat, Outrageous Green, Hot Pepper Red, Lightning Blue

2018 Ford Focus

  • Limited-edition Focus RS debuts for this model’s final year of production, with 1,000 units available in the United States
  • Limited-edition RS includes gloss black exterior detailing, carbon fiber interior trim, standard RS2 package contents, 19-in. painted forged aluminum wheels, and a specially developed Quaife limited-slip differential
  • New paint colors: Blue Metallic, Lightning Blue, Outrageous Green, Hot Pepper Red, Race Red (ST and RS only)

2018 Ford Fusion

  • Following a significant refresh for the 2017 model year, the 2018 Fusion receives no changes aside from a new Blue Metallic paint color

2018 Ford GT

  • New ’67 Heritage Edition debuts
  • ’67 Heritage Edition pays homage to the GT40 race car that Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt drove to victory in the 1967 LeMans
  • Race Red paint, white stripes, frozen white numbers, and silver mirror caps distinguish the ’67 Heritage Edition, which includes the Exposed Carbon package, red brake calipers, and Silver Satin 20-in. forged aluminum wheels
  • Inside, the ’67 Heritage package includes leather with red stitching, red seat belt webbing, anodized gray shift paddles, dark satin interior trim, and matte carbon accents

2018 Ford Mustang

  • Restyled Mustang and Mustang GT
  • V-6 engine was cancelled last year, leaving a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder in Mustang and a 5.0-liter V-8 in Mustang GT
  • Turbocharged 4-cylinder makes more torque for 2018
  • V-8 makes more horsepower, more torque, and gets better fuel economy
  • Mustang GT’s standard 6-speed manual gearbox is redesigned
  • Available 10-speed automatic transmission for both Mustang and Mustang GT
  • Electric Line Lock is standard for all Mustangs, allowing owners to perform impressive burnouts
  • New Drag Strip Mode for Mustang GT produces acceleration to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, according to Ford
  • All versions get revised suspension tuning; Mustang Performance package includes MagneRide adaptive damping
  • Optional Active Valve Performance Exhaust system for Mustang GT allows owner to personalize the exhaust note, or quiet it down in neighborly fashion
  • Pony package returns for standard Mustang, complete with chrome corral around the grille’s galloping pony
  • New 12-in. digital instrumentation option that changes appearance based on Normal, Sport, and Track driving modes
  • Available forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and drowsy driver monitoring systems
  • Sync Connect with FordPass technology is available for the first time
  • New interior colors: Tan, Showstopper Red, Midnight Blue
  • New exterior colors: Orange Fury, Royal Crimson, Kona Blue
  • Shelby GT350 and GT350R continue unchanged from 2017, save for new colors including Kona Blue, Orange Fury, and Lead Foot Gray

2018 Ford Taurus

  • No changes are in store for Ford’s full-size Taurus sedan aside from Blue Metallic and Burgundy Velvet paint colors

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