The current generation of Mustang departed from the previous two generations in a few ways. It now has a fully independent rear suspension, and the exterior design was adjusted to a more futuristic, European look versus the earlier retro-oriented style. The design update was a nod to the fact that this generation is the first Mustang to be sold globally. Four main engines became available on this version, including a 310-horsepower, 2.3 liter EcoBoost turbocharged inline-four, a 300-horsepower, 3.7-liter Cyclone V6 through 2017, a 435-horsepower, 5.0-liter Coyote V8 and a 5.2-liter Voodoo V8. A six-speed manual transmission was standard, and a six-speed automatic was offered through 2017 before a 10-speed automatic took its place in 2018. Also in 2018, the base 3.7-liter V6 was dropped from the lineup and the EcoBoost turbo four became the base engine. Each new year brings more sophistication and overall sports car performance. The Mustang is finally a true competitor to European exotica.