Ford is testing a right-hand drive Mustang for the first time ever. The car 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 which will be used to conduct various development tests in preparation for the car’s entry into the global market in the coming months.
More than 9.2 million Mustang cars have been sold 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.
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.
With the emergence of the right-hand drive version of the Mustang, there is a great possibility of Mustang coming to Asian market and to India. But will it come to Indian shores? That is something that only time will answer.
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