Olympic gold medalist – Neeraj Chopra is a current sensation in India. Neeraj was showered with gifts, cash prizes and even cars including a specially customised Mahindra XUV700. But Neeraj has added another car to his garage and surprisingly, it is a used car. The Olympic medalist was spotted with a blue coloured Ford Mustang recently.
Interestingly, Ford has stopped selling vehicles in India. Even though the American manufacturer plans to re-enter the Indian market with a handful of fully imported CBU models, currently, it is not selling any car in the Indian market. Neeraj Chopra’s Mustang is registered in Maharashtra while his home is in Haryana. The vehicle was spotted with him in Haryana suggesting that this is a used car but nonetheless, you cannot own a Mustang in India if you don’t buy it used or spend much more money to import it from another country. Neeraj chose the more sensible way.
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Ford Mustang in India
Ford Mustang was quite popular in India and many celebrities and sportsmen own them. Ford sold the Mustang in only one, top-of-the-line configuration. It is powered by a massive 5.0-litre V8 naturally aspirated petrol engine that develops a maximum of 395 BHP and 515 Nm of maximum torque. The engine output was tweaked to make it suitable for the Indian market because of the fuel quality available here.
Mustang got sold out within a few weeks of its launch in India and celebrities like Rohit Shetty and cricketers like Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Siraj and Akashdeep Nath own the car as well.
Neeraj received customised XUV700 as well
The XUV700 customised for the Neeraj Chopra is designed by ace designer Pratap Bose, who joined Mahindra earlier this year. The XUV700 Gold Edition gets a midnight black colour with gold accents all around. The record number is embossed on all six headrests and on the dashboard. There is also a badge placed on the fender and the tailgate. The front grille also gets gold and the upholstery gets gold stitching on the seats and IP Panel.
The vehicle also comes with an ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance System that will offer features like an automatic braking system, adaptive cruise control and even driver drowsiness alerts. The XUV700 also gets over 60 connected features that will allow the owners to control the features of the vehicle from anywhere in the world.
The XUV700 will be the first car in India to get integrated Alexa, which means that almost all the features in the vehicle can be controlled through voice. Starting with the multiple zone climate control system, panoramic sunroof and many others. Owners will be able to control the temperature of the cabin wirelessly to get the perfect cabin temperature when they enter the vehicle.
The all-new Mahindra XUV700 with 2.2-litre mHawk diesel and the 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine. It is quick and can do 0-60 in just 5 seconds. Mahindra offers three driving modes with the all-new XUV700 that will change the behaviour of the engine. Mahindra has not revealed the official power and torque figures of the all-new XUV700.