The American automobile industry is known for churning out assembly line units since its inception. And among the brands that have captured the American dream is Ford or more specifically, the muscular race car, Ford Mustang. Named after the iconic P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft used in the Second World War, Ford Mustang has been developed as a concept car in the early sixties and had a chequered history. The luxury car brand has been a favourite with awards as it notched up trophies such as ‘Tiffanny Gold Medal for excellence’ in 1965, among others. Now in its sixth generation since 2013, the brand has brought about few changes in its models such as:
This iconic American brand has been a favourite with movies as well by being part of the Batman series, Bullitt, Diamonds Are Forever, and Gone in Sixty Seconds. In fact, those who even buy used Ford Mustang vouch for its terrific looks and menacing performance. As has been the tradition with every passing year seeing newer models, the coming years too shall see the unveiling of a chosen few models such as the Hybrid Mustang and Facelift Mustang.
Given the depleting reserves of fossil fuels and their harmful effect in polluting the environment, a few automobile companies have ventured to develop prototypes of electric run vehicles. These vehicles will have an electric or traction motor capable of deriving electric power either from a battery stack or solar panels. Besides, a third kind of motor converts fuel to electricity as well. The automobile companies worth naming in the development of electric run vehicles are Chrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, not to mention the closer home ones like Mahindra and Tata Motors. Importantly, along with hybrid Mustang and F-150 the company intends to launch thirteen electric run vehicles in the next five odd years not specific to any country.
Anticipated to be unveiled by 2020, the hybrid Mustang shall incorporate a dual power unit that would be capable of generating V8 power, in other words, offering great acceleration and payload towing capability. However, as downside, the V8 type of engines that are mostly used in trucks, is less fuel efficient and given the cramped space these are fitted into, will increase the repair costs as mechanics would not find enough space to operate.