Ford Australia has confirmed local pricing for the 2018 Mustang, due to arrive mid-year.
A recent report published by MOTOR revealed pricing according to a reliable source, which turned out to be exact.
A manual 2018 Mustang GT Fastback will cost $62,990 before on-roads, while an impressive 10-speed auto will set buyers back $66,259, and a topless auto V8 $74,709.
In EcoBoost guise, the Mustang costs $49,990 in manual, $52,990 for auto, and $59,490 in drop-top form.
A Ford Australia spokesperson says the rise in price is justified by the increase in spec and, in the GT’s case, performance.
“The Mustang has significant changes for 2018, from the new look and stance, to the technology under the chassis – more power, the new 10-speed transmission and the GT’s V8 with its sophisticated port and direct fuel injection, not to mention the active exhaust.
“Then there’s the fully-digital instrument cluster and interior enhancements, as well as factory options including the leather Recaros and MagneRide dampers.
“We’ve significantly upped Mustang’s capability and performance, while maintaining outstanding value.”
Our Mustang GT’s will also boast 339kW and 556Nm, a 33kW/26Nm increase over the previous model.
While our Ponies are down 4kW on paper, Ford Australia says this is due to a different method of measuring power produced.
“You may recall that when we launched the current-gen Mustang back in 2015, the numbers were different for the same reason.”
The EcoBoost has also experienced a power drop from 233kW to 224kW though Ford says it’s got 9Nm more to make 441Nm the more important number.
“We’ve recalibrated the outputs for EcoBoost, and retested to deliver a 9Nm increase in torque.
“As MOTOR readers know, the increase in torque to 441Nm is what Mustang drivers will notice behind the wheel, and make the EcoBoost Mustang more drivable and enjoyable than before.”
In addition to the power and pricing changes, a few extras are now available for the next Mustang, including a 12-inch digital dash cluster, a quad-tip exhaust, and a re-styled exterior all standard.
Also now optional for an extra $2,750 is a MagneRide adaptive damper system, previously only found on the Mustang Shelby GT350.
The options list also features ‘OTT’ stripes for $650, a rear wing or Recaro seats for the Fastback only at $750 and $3000 respectively, and 19-inch wheels for each engine variant: nickel alloys for the EcoBoost at $500, or forged alloys for the GT at $2500.