American automobile giant Ford has been present in the Indian market for a long time now. The manufacturer currently offers mass-segment cars and has also tied up Mahindra to launch new vehicles in the future. Ford is currently waiting for approvals from the new joint venture, post which, a slew of performance cars can be launched in the Indian market in the coming times.
As per a report on Economic Times, Ford is working to create a high-performance portfolio in the Indian market. The first performance car to be launched in the Indian market is the Mustang, which will comply with the BS6 emission norms. Currently, Ford Mustang is not available in the Indian market but it will return soon. The Mustang became quite popular in the market, especially because of its price tag.
Apart from the Mustang, the manufacturer is also chalking out plans to bring its global range of vehicles. Ford might also launch the Mustang EV. There is a Ranger Raptor pick-up and the all-new Bronco 4X4 SUV in the pipeline too. For the enthusiast folks, Ford may just bring in the Focus RS, which is a high-performance hatchback.
The focus will remain on the cars like C and B segment SUVs that will be developed with Mahindra. The first product from the joint venture will be launched in 2022-2023. The current products like the Figo, Freestyle and EcoSport will remain in production and will get updated too.
The most interesting of the lot will be the Ford Ranger Raptor. It comes powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 210 Bhp and peak torque of 500 Nm. It is a pick-up truck and the platform is shared with the Ford Endeavour, which is already on sale in India.
Also, the all-new Ford Bronco, which has been thoroughly updated earlier this year has a possibility of coming to the Indian market. The all-new Bronco comes with a range of engine options. There is a 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 engine that generates a maximum power of 306 Bhp and peak torque of 542 Nm. It comes with a 7-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission. There is a 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine too that produces a maximum power of 266 Bhp and peak torque of 420 Nm. There are more options like 2.0-litre and 1.5-litre EcoBoost engines available with the all-new Bronco.
The Ford Focus RS will be another interesting car that is planned for the Indian market. It comes powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The engine produces a maximum power of 300 Bhp and peak torque of 441 Nm. It can do 0-100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds and can go up to a maximum speed of 263 km/h!