Ford Shows Off What Makes the 2018 Mustang Different

New video places the facelifted 2018 Mustang's styling changes in context.

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When the first images and footage of the 2018 Ford Mustang dropped rather unexpectedly in our laps last month, we at The Drive were less than wowed with some of the changes. The interior updates such as the optional 12-inch digital instrument panel and the drivetrain changes that add power and gears are well and good, but the exterior changes...well, they'll take some getting used to. 

The 2018 Ford Mustang has a style all its own

So to help spur the styling acclimation process along, Ford has dropped a quick explainer video that places some of the exterior changes in context. Sliding between the 2017 and 2018 models better reveals the differences between them; the lowered hood and grille become more apparent, and the new LED headlights look better every time we see them. And as it turns out, those are new taillights on the 2018 Ford Mustang. The side-by-side footage reveals the new brake lamps are more textured and three-dimensional than the outgoing units. 

Explaining some of the visual alterations in greater detail certainly helps get us all used to the newMustang. But know what would really help, Ford? Telling us how much power the 2018 Mustang GT makes.