We earlier reported you that Ford is keen on introducing its iconic supercar Mustang in India, and even it was spied a few times on the country roads. Now, we have learnt that the first right-hand drive cars would shortly begin to roll off the production line at Flatrock Assembly Plant in Michigan, North America. For those wondering, Ford Mustang has never been available to order with right-hand drive, until now.
The first deliveries of the right-hand drive cars would take place in UK around November, as almost 2,000 Ford Mustang orders have been taken in the UK since January. Just so you know, So far, 80 per cent of UK customers have opted for the fastback body style over the convertible. On the other hand, 70 per cent have specified the 412bhp 5.0L V8 engine over the more fuel-efficient 314bhp 2.3L EcoBoost engine. Also, Mustang’s six-speed manual transmission is the slightly more popular choice (55 per cent) over the six-speed automatic, which comes with sporty SelectShift paddle control.
Over half of UK Mustangs have been specified with the Custom Pack which includes satellite navigation, a Shaker Pro 12-speaker audio system, heated and cooled front seats, a rear view camera, Luster Nickel silver alloy wheels and extra chrome detailing on fastback models. Race Red is the most-popular exterior colour among UK buyers, with 23 per cent of Mustang orders. Magnetic Silver and Shadow Black are joint second choice with 16.1 per cent each and Deep Impact Blue (10.7 per cent) and Triple Yellow (8.6 per cent) complete the top five. Ebony Black is the top pick for interior colour, selected by more than 75 per cent of customers.
The right-hand drive Mustang is available to order in the UK from £29,995 or Rs. 31 Lakh (EcoBoost) and £33,995 or Rs. 36 Lakh (V8) and features a Thatcham Category One alarm as standard. However, the India-spec model would be priced closer to Rs. 50 Lakh mark as it would be retailed as CBU. It is expected to launch in the country by early next year, once initial UK deliveries are over.