Ford Mustang New Zealand launch in Christchurch

New Zealand: 2015 Ford Mustang debuts in Christchurch

November 11, 2014

The new 2015 Ford Mustang made its debut in New Zealand in Christchurch last month as a part of the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and the Mustang Owners Clubs’ 35th Annual Convention. The 2015 Mustang, which was unveiled for the first time in the US in December last year, was revealed at a special event at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

The iconic muscle car is still far away from its market entry though. Ford said that the new Mustang is set to go on sale in later 2015. Also available in the convertible variant, the coupe model displayed was a show prototype.

All the information released by Ford of the unveiling is available in the press release below.

The All-new 2015 Ford Mustang makes its New Zealand Debut in Christchurch

​CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Over the weekend, the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang made its first New Zealand appearance as part of the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Mustang Owners Clubs’ 35th Annual Convention in Christchurch.

Ford Mustang New Zealand launch in Christchurch

Ford New Zealand hosted a special event on Friday at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand where they revealed the all-new 2015 Mustang. The Mustang was center stage with a former New Zealand Air Force P-51 Mustang to the left and a row of 10 classic Mustangs to the right.

The host of the evening was New Zealand media celebrity Mark Sainsbury, who told the story of each classic Mustang as models dressed in vintage clothing removed the covers from each vehicle. Eventually he reached the 2015 Mustang where he handed the microphone over to Dave Schoch, president, Ford Asia Pacific, to do the honors of unveiling the 2015 Mustang for the first time in New Zealand.

The exclusive event was also attended by Ford New Zealand dealer principals, Ford New Zealand sales managers, Mustang club members from around the country, media VIPs as well as Ford Australia and New Zealand President and CEO Bob Graziano.

“It was a great to be a part of the Mustang convention; to meet so many passionate Ford fans and to have the new 2015 Mustang as a star attraction,” said Corey Holter, managing director, Ford New Zealand. “It really makes you proud to work for a company that can inspire such passion.”

Ford Mustang global launch plan

Earlier this year Ford confirmed New Zealand as a right-hand drive market that the Mustang would be sold to.

The Friday evening event also kicked off a three-day weekend of Mustang Club events as part of the New Zealand Mustang Owners Club’s 35th Annual Convention. The 2015 Mustang was on display to the public the following day at the largest gathering of Mustangs ever in New Zealand. Saturday’s event saw more than 220 classic Mustangs all under one roof and drew crowds from all around New Zealand, as well as national broadcast news coverage.

On Sunday evening, more than 450 club members attended a gala dinner where Holter delivered a well-received keynote address in which he spoke of Mustang’s history, his own Mustang stories and thanked all the Mustang club members for their passion and loyalty to Mustang and the Ford brand over the years.

The 2015 Mustang in New Zealand, a show prototype, was specially delivered to New Zealand for the events. The 2015 Mustang will go on sale in New Zealand later in 2015.

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