The Ford Mustang is finally here and has been launched at a price tag of Rs 65 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The iconic sports coupe has finally made its Indian debut after five decades of its global introduction in the United States in 1964. Bookings have been opened up in Delhi and Mumbai and will extend across the country in a phased manner.
The Ford Mustang will be offered in six colour options – black, silver, white, yellow, magnetic red and the signature race red. It gets 19-inch alloys, automatic bi-xenon projector headlamps, and LED three-dimensional tail lamps. The 8-inch touch-screen entertainment system gets 9 speakers and comes enabled with SYNC 2 voice command. The six-way power adjustable seats are heated as well as cooled while the dual-zone climate control offers individual cooling. The Ford Mustang is being imported as a completely built unit from Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant in the US and comes in with safety features including eight airbags, roll-rate sensor, electronic stability program et al.
Amongst the gizmos, you have different driving modes – Normal, Sport+, Track and Wet/Snow. You can also tweak steering effort, engine response, gearbox and ESP using toggle switches on the centre console. The line-lock function locks up front brakes while allowing the rear wheels to spin freely for an unadulterated burnout experience – something the enthusiasts will certainly not shy away from using.
The sixth generation Ford Mustang comes with the top of the line ‘Coyote’ 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine. While globally it makes 435bhp of power, the engine has been tweaked to perform seamlessly with the quality of fuel available in India. The Ford Mustang will run on 91 Octane fuel and churns out 395bhp of power and 515Nm of torque. Also, this is the first Mustang to feature independent rear suspension aimed at furthering the pony car’s case of being a true-blue sports coupe.