Ford Mustang imported into India for testing, launch by end-2015 – IAB Report
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A search on import-export website Zauba.com reveals that one unit of the new Ford Mustang has been imported into the country for testing purposes. The muscle car was imported in its GT Fastback avatar into Chennai where Ford India has a manufacturing facility.
Earlier reports have indicated that Ford India will launch the iconic nameplate around the festive season period of 2015 (October-November period). While new models such as the Figo Aspire and new Figo hatchback (also lined up for a launch this year) will add volumes, the Mustang will be a halo offering; a brand shaping tool to expand the marketing outreach.
The new Mustang, now in its sixth generation, made its premiere in December 2013. The Mustang which was imported is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine capable of 420 bhp and 528 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
Compared to its predecessors, the new Mustang debuts an independent rear suspension, an all-new front perimeter subframe and double-ball-joint McPherson struts. Also new on the pony car is a 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine which endows it 305 bhp and 406 Nm of torque.
The Mustang, when launched in India, will be imported through the CBU route from Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.A. While it doesn’t have a direct competitor in India as such, reports are rife that GM India, in due time, will launch the Camaro, the sixth generation of which was unveiled last month.