In spite of having a huge following here in India, Mustang was never launched officially. There are fans who have waited for years, some even decades; but there voices were left unheard. But, not any more. It seems like the company is all set to introduce new Mustang GT here in India and that too very soon.Rumour is that the new Ford Mustang GT will be launched in India around Diwali 2015.
First unveiled back in December 2013 in the US, sales began by early 2014. Here it is offered with three engine options – 2.3l EcoBoost generating 310 hp and 320 lb-ft torque; 3.7l V6 generating 300 hp and 280 lb-ft torque; and a 5.0l V8 generating 435 hp and 400 lb-ft torque.
2015 Ford Mustang GT is the first ever Mustang which is offered in a RHD setup. This was a big step forward from Ford to globalize the Mustang, which already has a global appeal. Mustang order books in Europe earlier this year in March. This is for the first time in over 50 years that the Mustang was on offer in Europe.
The announcement was no less than a sensation. Within the first month of opening order books in Europe; more than 5 lakh fans had configured the Mustang on Ford website. This gives an idea the kind of following Mustang has.
The same is true for India. And with these new spy shots being circulated online, Ford India dealers are sure to get more number of calls from now on.Offered with 6 MT and 6 AT, India will get the 6 AT with paddle shifters. It does 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds and has top speed of 250 kmph.
The variant which is seen in the images is the Mustang GT 5.0l V8. It has a starting price of £32,995 (Rs 32.64 lakhs) in the UK. If launched in India, it will be priced in the range of Rs 70-80 lakhs, as it will be imported as a CBU, which attracts higher import duty.
As per Zauba.com, the car has been imported for FOC – TESTING AND RETURN purpose (FOC stands for Free of Charge). Considering that it has been spied inside the ARAI campus, Ford is probably getting the car certified for India. Whatever be the case, the cat (or the horse in this case) will soon be out of the bag.
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