Fantastic news this week for all Mustang fans down under. The Ford Mustang is returning to Australia after almost 50 years. The last time a Ford Mustang was imported to Australia as a right-hand-drive car was in the late 1960s.
Late last year reports circulated that the next generation Mustang would also be produced in right-hand-drive. Mainly to make the car more appealing to UK (and Australian) buyers.
Australian news website news.com.au claims Ford’s global vice-president of sales and marketing, Jim Farley, will officially deliver the news next month. The website claims “The normally secretive Ford is taking the unusual step of making the announcement early because it is trying to reassure Australians it will continue to sell cars here even though it will close its manufacturing operations after 90 years.”
Earlier this year Ford revealed that they would be shutting down the company’s Australia manufacturing operations in 2016. About the same time the Mustang will arrive, replacing the Falcon as the brand’s performance car option in the country.