• New Mustang headed for 120 countries
HEADED FOR SA: Ford’s sixth-generation Mustang will arrive in South Africa in 2015 with pre-ordering open from January that year. Image: Ford SA
• Available in right-hand-drive
• It will be sold in SA from 2015
For the first time in the history of Ford's iconic muscle car's history a right-hand drive Mustang will roll off the assembly line.
The right-hooker Mustang will be exported to more than 25 right-hand drive markets around the world, including, in 2015, South Africa.
Earlier in 2014 Ford engineers finished construction of the first right-hand drive sixth-generation Mustang. Prototypes will be used for various development tests ahead of car's global launch.
9.2-MILLION SOLD SINCE 1964
The United States remains the largest market for the Mustang; more than 9.2-million have been sold there since the car’s debut in 1964. Another 161 000 have been sold outside of the US.
In 2012 alone, more than 4000 were exported to 35 countries, among them the United Arab Emirates, Chile and the Philippine Islands.
IMAGE GALLERY: Mustang at 2014 Chicago auto show
The sixth generation Mustang is available, depending on market, in 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo, 3.7-litre V6 and five-litre V8 derivatives.
50 YEARS OF MUSTANG
The sixth-generation Mustang is the latest member of a very exclusive club – vehicles in continuous production for 50 years. The Pony Cars have a worldwide base of fans, including more than 7.6-million on Facebook – "the most", according to Ford, "of any vehicle nameplate".
Ford media material said: "From the beginning, the Mustang’s unique combination of style, performance and affordability established an entirely new class of sporty cars/ It has led the segment since."
The RHD Mustang will make its way to South Africa in 2015. Ford SA has announced that it will open for pre-orders in January 2015. Details will be released closer to the launch date.
• Ford SA has asked Wheels24 to point out that South Africa will get only the five-litre V8 and 2.3-litre EcoBoost models.