Ford to introduce retro design for 2018 Mustang

Ford has seen it fit to update the 2018 Mustang EcoBoost with a special option pack. Called the Pony Package, it offers a slew of updates for the new car, most notable of which is the iconic grille-mounted pony-in-corral badge design. This particular look was first introduced more than 50 years ago when the original car bust onto the scene.

This nostalgic front fascia design had even made its way onto pre-production cars such as the concept version back in the mid-1960s. Throughout the years, the design has morphed into different styles to fit in with the times but now however, Ford has decided that the only forward, is to go retro.

Besides the new Pony badge design, the package also includes other additions which include:

  • 19-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Bright beltline and window trim for fastback model
  • Premium carpeted floor mats with Ebony embroidered pony logo
  • Side stripes on lower body sides
  • Tri-bar pony badge on rear decklid appliqué

The EcoBoost Mustang is a major departure from what we are used to seeing from the nameplate. It introduced forced induction as a powertrain option, allowing the car with a smaller engine to produce power that is able to rival that of much higher displacement variants. Many enthusiasts lament its introduction, because it detracts from the core fundamentals of a true Mustang.

Expect the new Mustang to hit US showrooms this October, but it won’t be long before it is offered over here, provided that there is enough interest in it. We think it does add a certain classic element to the car, which should make it appealing to a wider demographic.Let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.