It has taken a while for it to get here, but here it is then. Ford has finally launched its highly awaited muscular car Mustang GT in Indian car market priced at Rs. 65 lakh (ex-Showroom, New Delhi).
For India, this iconic sportscar will be imported as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) from the Ford Motors manufacturing plant in Michigan, USA. Here it will be on-sale in a total of 6 colour options – Black, Silver, White, Yellow, Magnetic Red and the Signature Race Red. The bookings have already commenced in Delhi and Mumbai and will extend to other cities in a phased manner.
It’s has taken six-generations of the Mustang to arrive in India officially. Earlier Mustangs were limited to left-hand-drive markets only. This sixth-generation car is the first one ever to be developed for right-hand-drive markets as well. So far more than nine million units of the various generations of the Mustang sportscar are worldwide since it first went on-sale in 1964.
Coming directly to the point, Ford Mustang is powered by 5.0-litre V8 engine sending power to the rear axle. This unit churns-out 401 BHP of power and 515 Nm of torque in India. However, the same engine develops 435 BHP and 542 Nm of torque in the international market. The company has detuned the engine to suit Indian conditions, and run on the 91 octane fuel available in the country.
Furthermore, the Indian-spec Mustang GT only gets a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, while international market also gets a 6-speed manual shifter option. It has four driving modes – Normal, Sport+, Track and Snow/Wet. These driving modes alter the vehicle’s dynamic, engine, steering and transmission responses to suit the conditions. The mechanical’s can cast the Mustang to a claimed top speed of 250 KMPH.
At the moment, there are no direct rivals for the Mustang in India like the Chevrolet Camaro or Dodge Challenger. But at its launch price, the pony car lock horns at the BMW Z4 and Audi TT.
Prices of Ford Mustang GT Price in India (city-wise):
- Delhi – Rs. 65 lakh
- Mumbai – Rs. 66.5 lakh
- Navi Mumbai – Rs. 68.14 lakh
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