Always wanted the legendary Ford Mustang in India? Afraid that all the older ones were destroyed in Bollywood movie stunt scenes? Now, you need not worry as Ford is officially launching the big-bad muscle car in India tomorrow. Yes, the V8 muscle car will soon be at a Ford dealership near you.
After 50 years of manufacturing the Mustang, Ford decided that it will provide its new pony car with the right-hand-drive option. This move by the American manufacturer meant the car would officially become global and be sold in International markets like England, Japan, Australia and India. Since 50 years India has been waiting, and in that time the Ford Mustang has evolved a good deal.
The Mustang we will be getting is the sixth-generation one which comes with a significant change in its history - the independent rear suspension. Ford also finally decided to move on from the solid-rear-axle it has been using since decades. Another first for the Mustang , will be the 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The cabin has also been completely reworked giving it a look of a modern and high quality product.
The modernisation has also made an influence to the exterior of the car, the sixth-gen Mustang gets aerodynamic styling showing it’s been through a fair share of wind tunnels. The car also gets daytime LED lights, projector headlamps and the taillights have been reworked but still feature the triple-vertical clusters. It also gains creature comforts found in most modern luxury cars, such as radar guided cruise control, blind spot warning and a sensor key. The centre console on the car has been fitted with the Blue Oval's optional MyFord Touch system.
Furthermore, Ford has fitted the new model with a set of secondary analogue controls for the HVAC and audio. The steering wheel is slightly smaller in diameter but features a wide assortment of buttons controlling everything from the audio system and Bluetooth to the TrackApps and instrument-cluster display.
The India-spec Mustang will be offered with the iconic 5.0-litre V8 engine making 400bhp and 542Nm of torque. The second option is expected to be the 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that produces 310bhp and 320Nm of torque. Both engines will be offered only with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The 5.0-litre V8 version is expected to be priced between Rs 50 lakh to Rs 56 lakh while the 2.3-litre EcoBoost version will be in the range of Rs 40 lakh to Rs 45 lakh. The Ford Mustang will be launched tomorrow and be imported as completely built units.