The production of the current Ford Mustang sold globally started back in July 2014, making the iconic car a little over two years old. An Autocar report already says that the facelifted Mustang will be due in 2018, and it will come with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Currently, the Mustang comes with a six-speed gearbox for both, manual and automatic versions. of the 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8.
It is still unclear if the smaller 2.3-litre engined Mustang will get the 10-speed gearbox, which is already featured in versions of the Chevrolet Camaro.
Also, the new 10-speed gearbox has not been confirmed for the European market, but the reports suggest that the new gearbox will be added to the Mustangs sold in Europe, a few months after its debut.
There will not be a V6 engine option of the Mustang in Europe and US, and India will certainly get only the 5.0-litre NA engine that is currently sold. India too could get the updated gearbox as part of the update next year.
Reports suggest that Ford will make an official announcement about the Mustang facelift either at the Los Angeles auto show in November, or during the Detroit motor show scheduled to take place in January 2017.
The current generation Mustang is the first Mustang to go global, with a right-hand-drive version, and has been very successful. The Mustang has sold well in the UK since it was launched last year.
Waiting period is long and even in India, Ford has managed to sell out the allocated Mustangs for the entire year, just days after the car was officially launched.
In India, as mentioned before, the Mustang comes with a 5.0-litre engine option only. The engine produces 396bhp and 595Nm of peak torque. The car comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox as standard, without the option of a manual.
In terms of performance, the Mustang can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 250km/h.
In India, the Mustang is available in six colour options, namely Absolute Black, Ingot Silver, Oxford White, Triple Yellow Tricoat, Magnetic and the signature Race Red.