The Ford Mustang facelift has obliged its first appearance in Malaysia- Sime Darby Auto Connexion( SDAC) is currently exposing the refreshed sixth-generation S550 at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show( KLIMS ), and it has been confirmed that the updated pony car will be going on sale here in 2019. As before, the Mustang will be available in both 5. 0L GT and 2.3 L EcoBoost fastback variant forms.

We’ve previously foreground the show car, an Orange Fury tri-coat metal 5.0 L GT fastback that has specially been piloted in for the reveal, but a recap. The facelift peculiarity a number of exterior revisions. The front grille, bumper, bonnet and fenders have been restyled, and the car now now features all-LED front illuminating as standard, with LED constituents including a three-bar daytime rolling light-footed array, turn signal and foglamps.

As for the back, changes include a new tri-bar LED tail lamp design, new bumper, a new black diffuser and a altered exhaust gratuity configuration, with the EcoBoost boasting dual gratuities and the GT a quad layout.

The interior, meanwhile, comes improved touch spots and substance for a more premium watch and feel. The centre console includes a brand-new hand-stitched package with compare stitching and padded knee bolsters, while door holds, echoes and bezels are now finished in aluminium.

New to the car is a 12 -inch digital LCD instrument cluster, which offers display customisation for Normal, Sport and Track procedures as well as emblazon and gauge layout provides, as well as an 8.0 inch Sync 3 infotainment structure.

The 5.0 litre Coyote V8 in the GT has been revised, with improved dominance and torque yields. While the North American version has 460 hp and 569 Nm( up from 435 hp and 542 Nm on the pre-facelift ), the Malaysian-spec car is now confirmed as using the same 454 hp at 7,000 rpm and 556 Nm at 4,600 rpm multitudes as the Australian account.

As for the 2.3 litre EcoBoost, the human rights unit reaches the same quantity of ability as before( 310 hp ), but torque has been bumped up from the 434 Nm to 447 Nm( 475 Nm on the US explanation ). Both engines are paired with a Ford 10 R80 10 -speed automatic transmission, which replaces the previous ZF-based 6R80 SelectShift six-speed unit.

Mechanical improvements include brand-new leaf springs that offer better go limitation and a brand-new cross-axis seam in the rear suspension to increase lateral stiffness, while brand-new bits include a Drag Strip mode, which eliminates era lost while shifting, supplementing on to the Normal, Sport +, Track and Snow/ Wet drive modes. The GT likewise gets as guideline an active valve exhaust system, which allows the exhaust tone to be adjusted.

As detailed previously, the KLIMS 2018 register automobile is a 5.0 L GT in its Premium level trim with elements of a GT Performance package included on. Equipment includes 19 -inch Ebony Black depicted wheels with 255/40 front and 275/40 rear chart tyres carried over from the pre-facelift, but the rubbers are now Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres( the pre-facelift GT was primarily shod with Pirelli P Zeros ). The Brembo six-piston front brake calipers from before also continue on.

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