Ford Mustang, currently in its 6th generation, will finally launch in India in Q2, 2016. While the classic American pony car is offered in two body types, fastback and convertible, across international markets, India will get the fastback model.
The 1962 Ford Mustang, the first of the family albeit a concept, was based on the second generation Ford Falcon’s platform, a compact car. The original model then gave way to the 1964 Ford Mustang, the first production car of the family.
Fun fact: The 1964 Ford Mustang was nicknamed ‘19641/2‘ by fans of the car, thanks to its launch date – April 17, 1964.
To arrive here via the CBU (Completely Built Unit), the Ford Mustang will be offered with only one engine option – the 5.0-litre V8 that develops 435bhp along 524Nm of maximum torque. It will come mated to a 6-speed SelectShift automatic gearbox with steering-mounted paddle shifters in all probability.
Other than the the signature long hood, shortened rear deck, and a galloping horse on the grille, the Ford Mustang will also get signature HID head-lamps, LED tri-bar tail-lamps with sequential turn signals, and dual exhaust pipes as standard. Inside, standard provisions will include bucket seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel with secondary audio and speed controls and tilt/telescoping steering column, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
As far as other features are concerned, the Ford Mustang will get 18″ Magnetic Gloss painted/machined aluminum wheels, Intelligent Access with push-button start, adaptive cruise control, SYNC 3, BLIS with cross-traffic alert, etc..
The Ford Mustang, expected to be priced between 50 lakh – 60 lakh in India, will be showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo next month.