Ford has been selling the Mustang in good numbers in India and last month 32 units were retailed
Ford’s range-topping Mustang pony car registered a massive YoY growth of 433 per cent in April 2019 as 32 units were sold against just 6 units in the same month last year in the domestic market. The Mustang did encounter 220 per cent MoM sales increase when compared to March 2019 as only 10 units were retailed in that month.
Since launching in July 2016, the Mustang has remained unchanged in India despite the comprehensive facelift has been around in the international markets since the beginning of 2017. It derives power from a 5.0-litre Ti-VCT V8 engine pumping out 395 bhp and 515 Nm of peak torque and is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters transferring power to the rear wheels.
Currently, in its sixth generation globally, the Mustang has been an influential performance car in the world of automobiles and its design was a revelation when it first came out. The American auto major sells the Mustang with Normal, Sport+, Track and Snow or Wet driving modes.
It is brought into the country via CBU channel before meeting local assembly. While the facelift has already been spied testing in India, speculations suggest that it won’t be launched in India as Ford might entirely snub it and wait for the next generation. We do feel the arrival of the facelift is key for its domestic sales fortunes though.
The Mustang has been lauded for its suppleness as a daily-driver and in fact, it reached the top of the supercar sales charts in countries like Germany of all places. The facelift adorns an updated exterior with mechanical changes while the feature list has also been improved along with the quality of the cabin.
Some of the highlighting changes are reworked bumpers, revised headlamps, new C-shaped tail lamps, black diffuser, inclusion of quad exhaust pipes, etc. The 3.7-litre TiVCT naturally-aspirated V6 petrol has been discontinued while the 2.3-litre EcoBoost and 5.0-litre V8 units are given a new ten-speed automatic transmission tuned for faster gear shifts and is co-developed with General Motors.
The 5.0-litre V8 is more powerful developing 460 bhp and 570 Nm torque and has a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel. It is claimed to do 0 to 100 kmph in less than four seconds with an optional Performance Package. The Mach 1 electric SUV based on Mustang’s design is waiting to make global debut later this year.