Well, it must be ‘मस्ट्याङ्’ (mʌstæŋ).
I don’t think an industrialist from Terai on far south may have christened the vehicle manufactured by his factory with a term that refers to a little-known rural mountainous region on snowy northern side of Nepal.
So, what then?
The ‘SUV’, made in Nepal by a conglomerate Golchha Organisation and made famous by newly appointed Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai by declaring it his official vehicle, carries the name ‘Mustang’ and I don’t think it refers to a name that most people believe i.e. Mustang (मुस्ताङ्, mʊstɑ:ŋ), a mountainous district in northern side of the country.
Instead, I think Hulas Motors’ ‘Mustang’ is more probably an English term that means a small, wild American horse. American motor company Ford also has its fleet of luxurious saloons named ‘Mustang’ for quite some decades.
I first heard about this vehicle a decade ago on Himal magazine and have sighted its different iterations on several occasions thereafter. It’s weird that it’s been more than a decade since Hulas rolled out its first Mustang and people are starting to know about it only now!