Readers would be aware: Mustang sales were stopped in India since the time BS6 was implemented. However, the Mustang continued to be featured on the Ford Indias’ company website. But now the Mustang has been delisted. Why?? Is Ford planning to bring in the updated Mustang to India in the coming days ??
The earlier Ford Mustang was powered by a 5.0 litre V8 engine dishing out 396 bhp and 515 Nm of peak torque. The powerhouse had been mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and power delivered to the rear wheels. The facelift would draw power from its 5 litre V8 engine, dishing out 453 bhp and 569 Nm of max torque. It would also offer a new 10-speed AT, the earlier version had a 6-speed AT. In India, the 2021 Mustang will be possibly sold only in the GT Trim only. The Visual highlights would include a new aggressive front bumper, updated bonnet design with air scoops, redesigned LED tail-lamps, and a lip spoiler at the rear. The side profile is not expected to have any major changes. Also on offer would be a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay equipped infotainment cluster, multiple drive modes, interior components with improved fit and finish. There may be some more additional safety equipment with the facelift version. The pricing is expected to be around INR 75 lakhs mark (ex-showroom). Launch planned sometime in 2021. Post-launch, the Mustang will continue to be Ford’s flagship.
Other news on Ford India, with Ford officially announcing that it won’t be continuing with the planned JV with Mahindra, there would be no sharing of platforms between Mahindra and Ford for future products, but Ford will now bring in fresh updates for its products on its own. The latest upcoming update is the new SE Variant of the EcoSport. While the SE variant looks similar to the international-spec EcoSport, it does not have the tail-gate-mounted spare wheel and provides a new look to the compact SUV. Dispatches of the SE variant to the Channel partners have started already, and the official launch is expected soon.