It seems Ford’s newest Mustang can do no wrong, having recently earned the title of world’s best selling sports car.
For the first six months of 2015, the Mustang clocked up 76,124 registrations around the world. In its domestic US market the Mustang has also overtaken the Chevrolet Camaro as the top-selling sports car.
That sees new Mustang sales figures up 56 percent over the outgoing model at the same time last year.
Closer to home and Ford Australia now holds 3000 pre-orders for the Mustang in Oz, with New Zealand Ford dealers holding 400 orders.
“Initial global response to the Mustang has been strong, and we are only in second gear,” said Stephen Odell, Ford’s executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service.
“We continue accelerating production and global reach with right-hand-drive models now coming out of the plant.”
Right-hand-drive production has recently began at Ford’s Flint Rock, Michigan, facility. Those cars are destined for new Mustang markets in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Cyprus, Malta, and some Caribbean islands.
Although Mustangs may have been sold previously as either left-hand-drive, or post-production conversions in some of those markets, this is the first time Ford has ever offered a factory built right-hook model.
Australia’s thirst for the new Mustang sees demand here surpass even the UK market. Since January, 2000 orders have been taken in the UK, with customer deliveries expected to start in November.
Australian customers can expect deliveries to begin late this year, but for those who aren’t already on the pre-order list, expect delivery times to push out.
Pricing for the Australian Mustang starts at $44,990 for the EcoBoost four-cylinder coupe, rising to $54,990 for the V8 powered GT coupe and topping out at $63,990 for the V8 GT auto-only convertible.