According to a report from ET, the iconic muscle machine- Ford Mustang may find its way to India soon. Since 1964, when the brand was born, this is the first time when Ford will offer the Mustang with a right-hand drive option, which actually opens the roads of many markets for the brand that were inaccessible earlier. Apart from India, the United Kingdom and Australia are other key markets where the car looks headed for.
"We have a lot of fans of the Mustang in India and the right-hand version will enable us to provide the Mustang to a lot of new markets. India sure is a right-hand market," Raj Nair, Ford's global chief of product development, said, though refusing to confirm its immediate entry.
The Mustang can give the Ford brand a shove upmarket and also showcase the company’s heritage and legacy. Currently, Ford’s range in India consists of mainly mass-market products such as Fiesta, Figo and highest sales gainer, EcoSport.
The Mustang is available in three engines- 3.7 litre V6, the 5.0-litre Mustang GT and the Shelby GT500 that is powered by a 5.8-litre supercharged V8. But it remains to be seen which variant would make it to India.
The company is still evaluating the feasibility of launching the Mustang in India, which with the current import duty structure for CBUs would cost no less than INR 40 lakh (expected pricing), depending on the variant.