muscle car of the United States, the Ford Mustang was unveiled in the capital
on January 28, 2016. The Ford Mustang will officially be launched in the second
quarter of this year. The car comes with a single engine option – a 5 Litre V8
which is capable of producing more than 420bhp and 529Nm of torque. The pricing
of the car will be announced at the launch time.
has been a symbol of the rich American automotive heritage since eons of time
and on the occasion of the unveil Nigel Harris, President, Ford India, said, “The
new Mustang is a modern interpretation of the American icon, and we are
thrilled to be giving our customers in India the opportunity to experience this
piece of automotive history for the first time.”
first went on sale in 1964 and Ford has since sold more than 9 million of these
vehicles. The Mustang will come to Indian shores in a fastback version which
will include the long sculpted hood and short rear deck, a lower and wider
stance with a reduced roof height and wider rear fenders.
The cabin of
the Mustang has been inspired by an aviation cockpit and will feature information
and controls all readily accessible to the driver. The Mustang also features a
large, high-definition display screen which will showcase vehicle information
right in front of the driver. The cabin of the Mustang is also roomier and
comes with improved ergonomics, tactile switches and knobs provide better
Right) Nick Eterovic, Interior Design Manager, Ford Motor Company, Nigel
Harris, President and Managing Director, Ford India, Prakash Patel, Global
Programme Manager, Ford Mustang and Anurag Mehrotra, Executive Director for
Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford India.
On the mechanical
front Ford engineers have equipped the Mustang with new front and rear
suspension systems and will result in a better foundation for more predictable
wheel control that benefits handling, steering, and ride of the Mustang. The rear
has an all-new integral-link independent suspension with geometry, springs,
dampers and bushings which have been specifically modified and tuned for this
high-performance application. The engine also comes with an upgraded valve
train and cylinder heads apart from a new intake manifold which improves
low-speed breathing for better fuel economy, idle stability, and emissions.
The new Ford
Mustang will also feature smart technologies the Sync connectivity system, navigation,
push button start, passive entry, power folding mirrors, and a rear camera which
come standard on the all-new Mustang. The Mustang also comes with a Selectable
Drive Modes (SDM) which will allow them to toggle easily between normal,
snow/wet, sport and track modes to quickly adjust steering effort, engine
response, and transmission and electronic stability control settings.
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