2018 Ford Mustang Convertible Gets the Same Updates as the Fastback

The only difference is it will still let the wind play with your hair

Only a few days after releasing the first details about the facelifted 2018 Mustang Fastback, Ford has given open-top Mustang enthusiasts something to think about as well.

Just like the coupé, the Mustang Convertible receives updated styling and technology. What stands out immediately is the modified face that gets a new pair of headlights, DRLs, a wider grille, lower bonnet, and redesigned bumper. At the rear, changes are restricted to a refreshed bumper. Ford also talks about three new paint colors and 12 distinct wheel choices that customers can choose from.

Inside, the highlight is a 12-inch digital instrument cluster that the driver can customize to his or her liking, as well as new features such as MyMode (it memorizes driving preferences) and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.

Just like the Mustang Fastback, the Convertible drops the 3.7-liter V6 gasoline engine, retaining only the 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder and the 5.0-liter normally aspirated V8. Both units will receive more power, although Ford continues to keep us in the dark when it comes to specs.

The 2018 Mustang Convertible also gets an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission, as well as the optional MagneRide suspension technology — both responsible for improving driving performance, according to Ford. There's also an optional active valve exhaust on offer, which allows drivers to let the engine roar, or not.

The 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible will go on sale across the United States this fall.