Ford had given the green light to unveil a quarter mile obsessed legendary American beast for the Indian market earlier this year. Rolled off the production lines from the company’s Flat Rock assembly unit in Michigan, the 2015 Ford Mustang marked 50 years since the original muscle car came out defying the perception of performance-biased hardtops.
The latest incarnation has independent rear suspension with lightweight aluminium construction compared to its predecessor and will be sold as a right-hand drive model. Here are the must-know factors about the new Ford Mustang.
Ford Mustang GT Launch and Price
The pony carcar launched commercially yesterday will be imported into the country through CBU(Completely Built-Up Unit) route and will carry a price tag of Rs. 65 lakh for the GT model (ex-showroom,Delhi).
Ford Mustang GT Engine, Top Speed and Performance
Three engine options offered for the International markets are a standard aluminum 3.7-litre V6 developing 300bhp and 379Nm torque, a new optional 2.3-litre four-cylinder direct injected turbo EcoBoost with 300bhp and 434Nm torque and a more potent 5.0-litre V8 pumping out 435bhp and 542Nm of torque.
The powerful naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 unit will be the sole offering for India which is electronically limited to top out 250kph and can do 0-100kph in just four seconds. It only makes 395.5bhp and 513Nm for India. The engine will be made to a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.
Ford Mustang Interior and Features
It also comes equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels and independent suspension at front and rear. The dashboard has been embossed with the Running Horse insignia and will have performance package brakes, xenon headlamps and leather upholstery.
The standard features available in the new Ford Mustang are ambient lighting, colour LCD display with 2.8-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, proximity key entry with door-mounted touch sensors, push-button start system, cluster-mounted information display screen, an AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player and the Ford SYNC System with Bluetooth handsfree alongside four different driving modes.
Optional list includes eight-inch MyFord Touch multimedia touchscreen infotainment system, GPS navigation, voice control function, nine-speaker premium or a twelve-speaker Shaker Pro surround sound system. smartphone and app integration, Apple carPlay support and a microSD card slot.
Ford Mustang Exterior
Heavily influenced by the Evos concept showcased at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show up front with sharp styling and wedged edges, the rear features the iconic Vertical Bar taillamps with LED. The interiors boast an airplane inspired cockpit with increased body width and a larger cabin similar to the fabled Ford GT.
Ford Mustang GT Dimension
The Ford Mustang will measure at 4,784 mm in length, 1,916 mm in width, 1,381 mm in height and 2,720 mm in wheelbase.
Ford Mustang Safety Features
The safety and driver aids offered in the Ford Mustang are Antilock Braking System (ABS), rear backup camera, Electronic Traction Control System (ETCS), Electronic Stability Control System (ESCS), front and side-mounted SRS Airbags.