Ford has officially unveiled the new Pony Package for the 2018 Mustang.
Available on models equipped with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, the Pony Package includes a number of retro-inspired styling cues including a “pony-in-corral” chrome grille. The grille traces its origins back to the original Mustang and was last used on the 50th anniversary Mustang.
Besides the classic grille, the Pony Package includes bright window surrounds, side stripes, and 19-inch polished aluminum wheels. Rounding out the changes are a tri-bar pony badge on rear decklid appliqué and special floor mats with an embroidered pony logo.
The 2018 Ford Mustang will go on sale in the United States in October and the model features a number of styling and performance upgrades.
Starting with the exterior, the car has a new front bumper, a revised grille, and restyled air intakes. Designers also created a new hood, revised taillights, and a modified rear bumper.
The changes are more than skin deep as engineers added revised shock absorbers, improved stabilizer bars, and a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension. Customers can also order new MagneRide dampers and an assortment of new driver assistance systems.
Ford is keeping performance specifications under wraps but the 2018 Mustang will be offered with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and an upgraded 5.0-liter V8. The engines can be paired to an improved manual transmission or a new 10-speed automatic gearbox.