Testing of all-new right-hand-drive Mustang begins

  • This is the first time in the 50-year history of the Ford Mustang that the car will be available in a factory-built right-hand-drive configuration
  • More than 25 new right-hand-drive markets will be able to purchase the new Mustang, including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa
  • Ford’s new Mustang goes on sale this autumn in the US and globally in more than 120 countries next year

For the first time ever, a right-hand-drive Ford Mustang will roll off a Ford assembly line when global production of the new model begins.

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.

Ford Mustang RHD prototype

The first right-hand drive Ford Mustang

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 territories outside of North America, from the United Arab Emirates to Chile to the Philippines.

50 years of Mustang

Ford claims that the Mustang is the newest member of a very exclusive club – vehicles in continuous production for 50 years – though of course there have been five completely unique incarnations of the car before this one. The Mustang has a worldwide fan-base, 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 will eventually be available in more than 110 countries worldwide.

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