The Ford Mustang, there is something about that name that evokes a bit of emotion. It sounds catchy, it refers to the wild and powerful horses that are found North America and two iconic machines have been also named the same. One of the machines was a plane that helped the allies dominate the skies over Europe during World War II, the P-51 Mustang, the other is an iconic pony car, the Ford Mustang.
The Ford Mustang is the only pony car (affordable, compact, stylish car with a sporty image) to have been produced uninterruptedly for five decades, the first generation of the car was launched in 1964. Ford will celebrate 50 years of its production in 2014 and it will be producing, for the first time in the cars production history, a right-hand drive version too. This means that the car could be launched in left-side drive markets including India, Autocar India says that Ford India is seriously considering launching the car here.
Updated on 29th August 2014
Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, USA has begun production of the 2015 Ford Mustang. The latest generation of the pony car will hit showrooms in the US in a couple of months. This is a global model and other markets around the world will also receive units of the car, starting with the countries where left-hand-drive cars ply. The right-hand-drive variant is being tested and may be in production by 2015.
Stay tuned for more details.
Updated on 22nd August 2014
Ford revealed the 2015 Mustang in late-2013 and the production is in full swing, but the company has only begun testing the right-hand drive variants of the car recently. This news raises our hopes of the the car being launched in India, as the model is specifically targeted at right-hand drive markets. This will be the first model of the Mustang which will be offered with right-hand drive from the factory itself, this move has been made to increase the popularity of the car in International markets and, in cases like the India, improve the company’s image by marketing it as a halo car.
The right-hand drive variants may only be powered by two engine options:
- A 2.3-litre, 4-cylinder, EcoBoost engine producing 310 BHP and 433 Nm
- A 5.0-litre, V8 producing 435 BHP and 541 Nm
We will keep you updated. Fingers crossed!
Updated on 16th July 2014
Ford has started the production of the Mustang coupe variants in the USA with sales starting from 9th of September 2014. The Coupe variants will be made from 15th September 2014 and will be sold across the US from 27th September 2014. There’s still no information about the car being launched in India.
We will keep you posted.
Updated on 20th June 2014
It is being reported that Ford has confirmed the launch of the 2015 Mustang in the island nation of Sri Lanka. The country has been known to love products from the USA and Ford sees that the Mustang will be well received there. This leaves us to wonder when, and if at all, Ford will make the announcement for the Indian market.
Do you think Ford should launch the Mustang in India?
Updated on 21st May 2014
The prices of the upcoming Ford Mustang for US market have been leaked.
Ford had announced that the Ford Mustang range would start from USD 24,425 (about Rs. 14.36 Lakh), but had not revealed the prices for all the variants of the car. The prices have been leaked though:
- Starts from USD 24,425 (Rs. 14.36 Lakh approx.)
- Ford Mustang EcoBoost starts from USD 25,995 (Rs. 15.28 Lakh approx.)
- Ford Mustang GT starts from USD 32,925 ( Rs. 19.36 Lakh approx.)
- Ford Mustang GT 50 Year Edition is priced at USD 46,995 (Rs. 27.63 Lakh approx.)
Ford is expected to offer the EcoBoost variant of the Mustang in many markets including India, and if the company does bring the variant here you can expect the prices to start at around Rs. 40 Lakh. Not bad we think. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.
Updated on 5th December 2013
Images and videos of the 2015 Ford Mustang have been leaked before the official reveal later today. We will let the photos and video do the talking.
Video via Wall Street Journal
There are some details of the 2015 Ford Mustang which also have been leaked, we thank Motor Authority for compiling them. The details of the car (the GT variant in this case) are as follows:
- Three engine options: A 3.7-liter V-6 engine, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and an updated version of the 5.0-liter V-8 found on the previous car. Power figures are unconfirmed and will be updated after the official launch.
- The new car loses 90 Kgs over the previous generation Ford Mustang.
- Independent suspension is standard now, the previous car had a solid axle at the rear
- 18, 19, and 20-inch wheels will be on offer.
- Paint options during the launch would include: Race Red, Competition Orange, Triple Yellow, Deep Impact Blue, Ruby Red, Black, Magnetic, Guard, and Ingot Silver.
Like what you see? Let us know in comments section below.
Updated on 21st November 2013
Ford has confirmed that it will be unveiling the 2015 Ford Mustang on 5th December 2013. It will be a global event with the car being revealed in six cities around the world which include New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Sydney and Dearborn. Stay tuned in to Car Blog India for the latest news on the Ford Mustang.
Updated on 22nd October 2013
Spy shots of the 2015 Ford Mustang are doing the rounds of the internet. Here are some of the ones which show the front of the car clearly, the rest of the car is pretty well camouflaged.
There are many people who have tried to guess what the 2015 Ford Mustang would look like based on these shots and others around the web. First let us show you renderings which are allegedly based on CAD images from Ford, these were posted at Mustang6G.com:
The best rendering though, comes from artist Josiah LaColla, who adds some muscle to the basic renders. We hope the final product from Ford would look something close to this:
So which rendering do you like? Let us know in the comments section below.
Updated on 9th September 2013
The Ford Mustang, if launched in India is expected to cost more than Rs. 40 Lakh, and the company is expected to sell the car in limited numbers. It will be marketed as a halo car, helping the company to raise its status in India; Ford in India is known as a manufacturer of affordable cars and SUVs.
It would be interesting which variants of the new Mustang would be available in India, if it is brought here at all. The present car is powered by three engines and is available either as a coupe or as a convertible. We are hoping that Ford will bring the Mustang to India, and they do offer the Shelby variants too.
What do you think about Fords plans to bring the Mustang to India? Should they bring all the variants to India? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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