Ford Restructures India Operations: To serve customers with iconic global vehicles & electrified SUVs i.e. Mustang coupe & Mustang Mach-E. Customers to benefit from Ford’s global plan to invest >US$30 billion towards delivering all-new hybrid & fully electric vehicles.
To cease vehicle manufacturing in Chennai & Sanand; Progressively wind-down manufacturing of vehicles for export at Sanand plant by Q4 2021 & Chennai engine/vehicle assembly plants by Q2, 2022; To continue engine manufacturing for export.
“With the restructuring, we will continue to serve customers in India with must-have, iconic vehicles such as Mustang Coupe & all-new hybrid and fully electric vehicles such as Mustang Mach-E. We remain committed to serving our customers with ongoing parts, service, and warranty support.” Anurag Mehrotra, President & Managing Director, Ford India.
To continue full customer operations with service, aftermarket parts and warranty support; Sale of current portfolio to continue till stock lasts; To shift to iconic global vehicles & electrified SUVs in the future.
To grow Ford Business Solutions (FBS), focusing on engineering, technology, and business operations centres of excellence; Remain home to Ford’s second-largest salaried workforce globally.
About Mustang Coupe
Mustang, the world’s best-selling sports car, adds to its lineup of performance vehicles for 2021 with the return of the limited-edition Mustang Mach 1 fastback coupe – the pinnacle of Mustang 5.0-Liter V8 style and performance.
About Mustang Mach-E
For the first time in 56 years, Ford is expanding the Mustang family, bringing the famous pony into the electric age with Mustang Mach-E, an all-new, all-electric SUV born of the same all-American ideals that inspired the best-selling sports coupe in the world.
Ever since the original Mustang took the world by storm in 1964, it quickly came to represent the best of the American spirit: Freedom, progress, fast performance and a touch of rebellion. Now, Mustang is ready to reimagine these ideas for a powerful electric future, with space for customers’ growing needs and advanced over-the-air updates that continue to improve the vehicle.
“At the first-ever Detroit auto show, Henry Ford said he was working on something that would strike like forked lightning,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “That was the Model T. Today, the Ford Motor Company is proud to unveil a car that strikes like forked lightning all over again. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s freedom. For a new generation of Mustang owners.”
When it arrives later this month, Mustang Mach-E will be available with standard and extended-range battery options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors. Equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, Mach-E delivers an EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles. In extended-range all-wheel-drive configurations, Mach-E is targeting 346 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque – with the standard all-wheel-drive variation targeting quicker times to 60 mph than the base Porsche Macan series.
Ford also will offer two special performance versions. The GT is targeting 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, making it faster off the line than a Porsche Macan Turbo. The GT Performance Edition, meanwhile, is targeting a comparable 0-60 mph in 3.5-seconds to a Porsche 911 GTS. Both GT configurations are targeting an estimated 358 kW (480 horsepower) with GT targeting 600 lb.-ft torque and GT Performance Edition targeting 634 lb.-ft. torque.
Developed in a century-old brick building a few blocks away from Henry Ford’s first factory in Detroit, Ford brought the Mustang Mach-E to life through a development process concentrated entirely on customer needs and desires. The result is a sleek, beautiful SUV that delivers spirited ride and handling, with state-of-the-art connected vehicle technology that makes Mach-E even better over time.
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