Ford Mustang launches in India today – IAB Report


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Expected to be introduced in the GT variant.

Ford India will launch the Mustang coupe in India today, marking the official entry of the muscle car in the country. The Mustang will serve as Ford India’s flagship offering, and will be imported from the United States in the fully-built (CBU) form.

2016 Ford Mustang front three quarters at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
The 5L V8 engine is expected to be paired to the 6-speed automatic transmission.

For the Indian market, the Mustang will reportedly be offered in its top-spec Mustang GT variant, powered by a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine paired to a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The engine will develop 435 hp and 542 Nm of torque. The fastback will weigh around 1,691 kg.

Compared to its predecessor, the new Mustang rides on a modern suspension system. It gets a Double-ball-joint MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar at the front and an Integral-link independent suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar at the rear.

2015 Ford Mustang interior at IAA 2015
The Mustang will be a full import, and will serve as the company’s flagship offering in the country.

Launch control, Electronic line-lock (which lets drivers warm up the rear tyres by locking the front brakes), selectable driving modes and selectable electric power assisted steering (EPAS) are some of the performance features buyers can look forward to on the Mustang GT.

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Automatic headlamps with wiper activation, HID headlamps with signature lighting, LED taillamps with sequential turn signals, dual-stage front airbags, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags, Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Perimeter alarm, Rear view camera and a Remote Keyless Entry System are other features found on the Mustang GT.

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