RHD Ford Mustang

Back in September the British car magazine Autocar reported that a right-hand drive version would be offered on the next generation Mustang, with Ford hoping to make the car more appealing to UK buyers. ““A large part of the project will be to re-engineer the platform to accept right-hand drive, likely to entail re-positioning key componentry from the engine bay and front axle to package the new steering rack and steering column,” said the publication.

Now it looks like some of those right-hand drive Mustangs will be heading to Australia as well, according to Melbourne’s Herald Sun. The newspaper is reporting that Ford’s global vice-president of sales and marketing, Jim Farley, will officially deliver the news next month. The announcement will be a breath of fresh air for Blue Oval fans Down Under, as last month Ford revealed that they would be shutting down the company’s Australia manufacturing operations in 2016. That’s the same time the Mustang will arrive, replacing the Falcon as the brand’s performance car option in the country.

This won’t be the first time the Ford Mustang has been available in Australia. Right-hand drive models were imported in the 1960s, and Ford Australia converted a small number of Mustangs to RHD between 2001 and 2003. Only a few hundred were sold, though, due to the $90,000 price tag. The Herald Sun says that new Mustang  should be much more affordable this time around, around $50,000, and the V8 will be the only engine option.

[Source: Herald Sun]

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2 Responses to “Ford Mustang heading to Australia in 2016”

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