This model is making a comeback for Ford. Originally running through the sixties through to the seventies, the Torino will grace our streets once again. The 2018 Ford Torino is coming back, but not as we remember it.
The pictures that have been doing rounds online depict a model that does scream Ford, but with numerous improvements. Because of this, there is a considerable amount of excitement to see what Ford has done with this old timer.
As with everything Ford, there will be a large engine under the hood. This is sure to give the Torino a huge spurt of power. The aesthetics of the car also have a retro muscle car look about them.
Let’s take a peek and see if the 2018 Torino will turn as many heads as its ancestors did way back when.
2018 Ford Torino exterior styling
The 2018 Ford Torino, according to Carsoid, will take some cues from its Ford cousin the Mustang. Back in the day, the Torino and the Mustang were the two big boys in the American car maker’s muscle car portfolio. The Torino was bigger and provided more power.
Rumors are abound that the new Torino will borrow some styling details from the current Mustang while still maintaining some of its features. This is because the olden day style will play on the heartstrings of enthusiasts. The new features will make sure that the muscle car legend is relevant in this era of motoring.
Expect a long hood to house the powerful engine that will probably be on offer in the Mustang that will come out in the same year. No photos of the 2018 Ford Torino have surfaced yet but there are renderings available.
From these renderings, the new Torino will have a big, sculpted bumper cushioning a simple but stylish honeycomb front grille. The entire front fascia screams muscle with a couple of scopes on the hood. The two door affair that is the 2018 Ford Torino also has modified fenders, especially at the rear wheels.
As with many muscle cars, the interior of the new Torino will likely be minimalistic in nature. This means that there will be smattering of the essentials but not much of the frills like door pockets.
On the electronics side of things, the Torino will have much of the current bells and whistles present in the Ford lineup. This will, however, also be in the uncluttered theme of the olden day muscle cars. This means that the dashboard will not be a bulky affair filled with gadgets and extra dials and buttons.
The dash will have a clean look, broken by a few dials and a simple central hub with an LCD screen. This will fit in with the current trend of cars to have one. The seats will obviously be of the sports car type. These will provide comfort and also have high end leather covering them.
The front will have a lot of space for the driver and whoever called shotgun. The rear row however will have less legroom and headroom due to emphasis on the driver’s side.
2018 Ford Torino engine specifications
Not much is really known about what kind of power unit Ford will fit in the Torino. The general consensus, therefore, is that it will be a slightly modified version of what will be in the rest of the Ford lineup.
According to OppTrends, Ford is most likely to offer a detuned version whatever it puts in the Mustang. That means we could see some form of a naturally aspirated V6 for the base models. Other possible power units to make it into the new Torino include a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine and a 2.7 liter version of the same.
Release Date and Price
Since no teasers have been pushed out yet by the car maker, it is safe to say that the 2018 Ford Torino will make an appearance before 2018 starts. Expect it around the middle of that year.
Ford will likely position the new Torino at a price below the Mustang to entice customers. Therefore, the Torino might go for around $40,000.