What’s New: 2018 Mustang Pony Package

When the 2018 Ford Mustang arrives in October it will again offer the a collection of chrome exterior appearance features and interior upgrades known as the Pony Package.

To be available only on the 2018 Mustang EcoBoost, the Pony Package carries on a Mustang tradition of offering a unique dress up package to base engine models. In the past decades, Pony Package was exclusively available on the Mustang V6, but that engine is now discontinued.

The package brings back some old favorites to the Mustang’s style but also some very rare appearance items.

Front and center is the pony-in-corral grille design that dates back to the very first Ford Mustangs of the 1960’s. Most recently the design was used on the 50 Years Anniversary package for the 2015 Mustang. It’s features by chrome cross bars on either side.

Rare on this generation is added chrome trim around the side windows and on the belt-line. The bright trim was last seen on the Mustang 50 Years Anniversary Edition.

Familiar though are the color side stripes on lower rockers that will vary in color depending on the body color. Expect at least black and white to be offered with other colors possible, though not yet specified.

The rear deck-lid will get the pony and tri-bars emblem in lieu of the running pony that comes with the Mustang EcoBoost. This was once a standard trim piece on the Mustang V6, but with that model discontinued, the tri-bar emblem had to have a new home to stay with the Mustang.

Pony Package Mustangs will get unique 19-inch polished split five spoke alloy wheels that set off the extra chrome accents found around the side windows and grille quite well.

Interior trims will be the same as the rest of the Mustang line but the Pony Package will include premium carpeted floor mats with the pony logo embroidered in.

The Pony Package continues a long tradition for the Ford Mustang in offering a premium upgrade appearance even to models with the base powertrains. Starting in the 1964 ½ Mustang, buyers have always been able to upgrade the appearance and interior of the Mustang and dress it up without having to order the most expensive models or engine choices.

The redesigned 2018 Mustang arrives in showrooms in October with its significantly new facial features and trims all around. Revised 2.3 EcoBoost and 5.0 V8 engines will bring increased horsepower along with the availability of a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

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