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2013-12-27 08:27

NEW MUSTANG HEADED FOR SA: Ford's new Mustang will go global in 2014 with plans to launch the iconic muscle car in South Africa in 2015. Image: NEWSPRESS

Ford’s iconic Mustang is headed for South Africa. Check out the new V8-powered SA-bound muscle car in action in this fantastic video!

In December 2013, Wheels24 reported that Ford’s iconic pony car, the Mustang, is headed for South Africa in right-hand drive guise.

The new Mustang will be offered with three petrol engines (2.3-litre EcoBoost, 3.7 V6 and 5.0 V8) and two transmissions (six-speed manual or auto).

Video: 2014 Ford Mustang GT
Gallery: 2014 Ford Mustang

Ford has released a video showing its new Mustang in action!


The new 2.3-litre EcoBoost is the first Ford engine to use have a low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger that "provides quicker boost response, improved efficiency and lower emissions".

The EcoBoost engine, developed specifically for the Mustang, has a projected output of more than 227kW/400Nm.


No Mustang line-up would be complete without a V8 and the one powering the top model of the proposed 2014 range has a number of  upgrades to enable it to generate 318kW/529Nm and "will result in improved fuel-consumption and lower emissions".

The middle child of the engine line-up is the 3.7 V6 that's capable of 227kW.

Paddle-shifts are standard with the Mustang's six-speed auto and Getrag manual has been designed "to improve precision".

Models destined for South Africa have yet to be confirmed.

Watch the new 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT in action!
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