It is a milestone since the first series production Mustang in 1964. Over half a century later, Ford has now produced the 10 millionth Mustang.
From 1964 till now, one crore Mustangs was produced within 54 years. Of which, the first series production Mustang, the one to be considered the pioneer of the muscle car genre was rolled out of Ford's plant in Dearborn, Michigan. This very first Ford Mustang hawked at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. It was expected as a convertible and hardtop which was a fastback version went on sale in August 1964. From then on, the Mustang has recorded to be on more on TV and film with more than 3,300 appearances, in which, the most notable was in “Bullitt and Gone in 60 Seconds”.
The first series production Mustang was considered the pioneer of the muscle car genre
Starting with the price of $2,368, Ford sold more than 22,000 on the first day of sales. To mark the 10 millionth car, Ford had a celebration at its Flat Rock plant where the Mustang is manufactured. Ford organised a parade which involved the Mustangs from across generations to drive from Dearborn to Flat Rock and fly-overs from three World War II-era P-51 Mustang fighter planes.
Ford organised a parade which involved the Mustangs from across generations
Speaking on this production milestone, Jim Farley, the president of global markets from Ford Motor Company, said
“Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favourite around the world. I get the same thrill seeing a Mustang roll down a street in Detroit, London or Beijing that I felt when I bought my first car – a 1966 Mustang coupe that I drove across the country as a teenager. Mustang is a smile-maker in any language.”
Mustang is the heart and soul of this company
Being in the sixth generation, the Mustang upgraded a facelift version in 2017. The next facelift is expected to hawk in India in early 2019, with a power upgrade and a 10-speed automatic gearbox replacing the six-speeder on the current model. In the meantime, the pre-facelift model is still on sale in India with the price at Rs 74.62 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
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