The Thunderbird model by Ford has had a long history and tradition on the market. In fact, we have seen the eleven generations of this model. Now, we have been informed that you will probably see a 2018 revival of this personal luxury car.
Experts would say that the new 2018 Ford Thunderbird will be based on the same platform that has been seen on the 2019 Ford Fusion, but many would also compare it to the 2019 Ford Taurus in terms of exterior. It has been said that the new Thunderbird will be different and abandon most of the features of its predecessor. It seems that Ford has decided not to keep the retro styling of the 60s. However, the new Thunderbird will probably appear as a two-door coupe version. A lot of new features that this model will get seem inspired by the Taurus and the Mustang. It will be classy and luxurious as always, but at the same time get some aggressive lines. In the front fascia of the concept, we have noticed a larger front grille and newly designed headlights that will be using the LED technology. The new Thunderbird will have longer wheelbase and it will probably be standing on 18-inch alloy wheels. The taillights are also expected to be redesigned and to use the LED technology. It is possible that this model will be available as a convertible, too.
Although the new 2018 Ford Thunderbird will appear with its coupe-like design and come as a two-door configuration, it will get four seats. The longer wheelbase means more legroom and you will definitely get a more spacious cabin inside this model. The whole interior design and the materials that will be used have been compared to the ones seen inside the higher trim levels of Lincoln. The seats will be covered in high-quality leather and offer options such as heating and ventilation. Materials such as high-quality plastic and wood are expected in higher trim levels of the new Thunderbird. It will also provide upgraded hi-tech options and an upgraded infotainment system that will include options such as navigation, audio system, climate control, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other types of connectivity.
This section which includes the engine that the new 2018 Ford Thunderbird will be hiding under the hood has probably been the biggest mystery. The information we have got about the engine options has completely been based on rumors and guesses. One of the possibilities is the 4.0-liter V-8 engine with 252 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. Other includes the 2.0 or 2.3-liter EcoBoost with 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Perhaps, it will come with the 2.7 or 3.0-liter EcoBoost that delivers more than 300 horsepower. This information has not been confirmed yet and we will simply have to wait.
2018 Ford Thunderbird Release Date and Price
The new Ford Thunderbird is expected to appear as a production model in early 2018, but the release date has still been a mystery. The starting price is estimated at around $40,000.