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Ford’s first right-hand-drive pony


IT’S the moment every South African petrol head has been waiting for because, for the first time ever, a right-hand-drive Ford Mustang 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 South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Mustang engineers recently completed 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.

While the United States is the largest market for Ford’s Mustang, with more than 9.2 million sales since the car's début in 1964, more than 161 000 Mustangs have been sold outside of North America in that time. In 2012 alone, more than 4 000 have been sold in 35 countries outside of North America, including the United Arab Emirates, Chile and the Philippines.

The sixth-generation Mustang goes on sale in the United States this spring and will make its way to South Africa in 2015.

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