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Right-Hand-Drive 2015 Ford Mustang Testing Begins

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/18/2014 Jason Udy
2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Right Hand Drive Prototype© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Right Hand Drive Prototype

Testing has begun on the first ever factory-built right-hand-drive Ford Mustang models. The 2015 Ford Mustang marks the first time the original pony car will be built for global consumption, including countries that will steer their Mustang from the right side.


So far, just one right-hand-drive 2015 Ford Mustang prototype has been constructed. The prototype is being used for developmental tests ahead of the right-hand-drive models going on sale in 25 new global markets including the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa.

Ford hopes to expand sales of the Mustang by taking it to more global markets. Since April 1964, the automaker has sold more than 9.2 million Mustangs in the U.S., but just 161,000 units were sold outside of North America. Additionally, only 4000 Mustangs were sold in 35 countries outside the U.S. in 2012. That won’t be the case with the 2015 Mustang, which Ford will offer in more than 120 countries.

In May, the first 500 Euro-market Mustangs were spoken for 30 seconds after Ford opened up reservations on its website. In total, more than 9300 people registered within two hours. Of the first 500 Euro-spec 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles, 130 of them are right-hand-drive models reserved for Britain.

Source: Ford

Images of the North American left-hand-drive 2015 Ford Mustang are shown.


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