For glamorous automobile lovers, 2015 may be starting on an explosive note as one of the world’s most iconic cars, Ford Mustang, is set to roar into the Nigeria market with two powerful engines.
This is the first time the Mustang is being introduced to Nigeria, says a report by Coscharis Motors, a co-exclusive franchise holder for the Ford brand of vehicles in Nigeria.
“Coscharis Motors is set to introduce the all new Ford Mustang into the Nigerian market for the first time ever. This follows the successful introduction of the Ford Ecosport, Fusion, Edge and Flex variants by the company,” it stated.
The Mustang is an American elegant automobile described as the heart and soul of Ford.
The Vice President, Ford Global Product Development, Mr. Raj Nair, said, “Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car. The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”
According to the Coscharis’ Group Managing Director, Mr. Josiah Samuel, the Mustang will be available before the end of this first quarter.
“We believe the Mustang is a must have among all lovers of premium automobile in Nigeria. In line with our vision statement, our focus is always to remain timeless in our relevance to automobile consumers,” he said.
Having made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, it is easily known as the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook.
According to the manufacturer, the vehicle’s impact goes beyond the over, nine million cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production.
It is loaded with innovative technologies and delivers high levels of performance and style.
Although, three engine options are available in the new Mustang — 3.7 litres V6, 2.3 litres EcoBoost and five litres V8, only the last two will be sold in Nigeria as confirmed by Coscharis.
Both engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or the optional SelectShift automatic transmission with Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters and Remote Start System.
The Mustang’s EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver plenty of usable performance across a broad rev range.
Coscharis also says, “On a twisty back road or a weekend track day, the driver can tap the toggle switches on the console to quickly adjust steering effort, engine response, and transmission and electronic stability control settings using the available Selectable Drive Modes to create the perfect Mustang at any time.
“The advanced new Ford-developed stability control system is tuned to maximise Mustang’s dynamic capabilities. When the time comes to turn up the wick at the track, Mustang GT includes standard launch control on manual-transmission models that enables drivers to achieve smooth, consistent starts every time.”
Ford says the 2015 model design of both the Ford Mustang Fastback and Convertible retains the key design elements of the Mustang brand, which will make an unforgettable impression on those who have never experienced the astonishing car.
It gives its key external features as a reduced roof height; widened body and widened rear track, which contribute to its low and wide stance; a new front fascia that flows into taut bodylines; a sleeker profile on Mustang Fastback, which features a steeply raked windshield and rear glass; and a new execution of the signature shark-nose front fascia with trapezoidal grille.
It also has high-intensity discharge headlamps with Led signature lighting; a unified side glass; three-dimensional, tri-bar tail-lamps with Led sequential turn signals.
The new Mustang has an aviation-inspired cockpit and a level of craftsmanship that celebrates its true heritage.
Its key interior features are a classic twin-eyebrow instrument panel; a chrome-accent instrument cluster that features two large, round gauges separated by 4.2-inch colour screen; unique dash panel badge with the galloping pony logo and the words “Mustang-Since 1964”
It has Recaro sport bucket seats, heated and cooled front seats, manual tilt/telescoping steering wheel, new centre console and sunglasses storage bin.
The all-new Mustang features a significant amount of innovative technologies providing drivers with enhanced information, control and connectivity.
It is equipped with features such as intelligent access with push-button start, SYNC and MyKey, standard Track Apps.