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Ford begins tests for right-hand drive Mustang

Team OD  /
20 Aug 2014

There's no smoke without any fire after all. The rumours of Ford looking to launch the Mustang in India, come 2015, seem to be true after all. Ford has announced that it has started tests of the Mustang right-hand drive version. This will allow the Blue Oval to export the Mustang to more than 25 right-hand drive countries including South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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It has been 50 years since America's favourite muscle car has been in production. The sixth-generation car which was unveiled recently, will go on sale in the North American market soon and in other parts of the world in 2015. The right-hand drive prototype will be put through various developmental tests before being launched in the market. Ford aims at making the Mustang a global car and this seems to be an attempt in the right direction.

Ford Mustang right hand drive version testing press release


For the first time ever, a right-hand-drive Ford Mustang will roll off a Ford assembly line when global production begins. The addition of a right-hand-drive Mustang to Ford's line-up of global vehicles will allow the iconic 'pony car' to be exported to more than 25 right-hand-drive markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. Mustang engineers recently finished construction of the very first right-hand-drive sixth-generation Mustang. The prototype Mustang will be used to conduct various development tests in preparation for the car's entry into the global market in the coming months. While the United States is the largest market for Mustang with more than 9.2 million sales since the car's debut in 1964, more than 161,000 Mustangs have been sold outside of North America in that time. In 2012 alone, more than 4,000 Mustangs were sold in 35 countries outside of North America, ranging from the United Arab Emirates to Chile to the Philippines. While Mustang has more than 100 fan clubs around the globe, and was recently voted "Europe's Most Wanted Classic Car" by AutoScout24, bringing a right-hand-drive Mustang to market will allow more enthusiasts to experience the car than ever before. 50 years of Mustang Ford Mustang is the newest member of a very exclusive club – vehicles in continuous production for 50 years. The car has a worldwide base of fans, including more than 7.6 million on Facebook – the most of any vehicle nameplate. From the beginning, Mustang's unique combination of style, performance and affordability established an entirely new class of sporty cars, and it has led the segment ever since. The sixth-generation Mustang goes on sale in the United States this autumn and in the UK in 2015, and will eventually be available in more than 110 countries worldwide.
  

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