Ford Motor Company has announced the commencement of mass production of the right-hand drive sixth generation Ford Mustang. The sixth generation marks debut of the first-ever right-hand drive Mustang. Thanks to the right-hand drive availability, the iconic pony car will now be sold in more than 100 markets around the world.
The Ford Mustang has achieved the status of being the world’s best selling sports car in H1 2015, according to a report compiled by IHS Automotive global registration data.
The company informs that the Mustang has registered sales of 76,124 units of the Mustang globally during H1 2015. This marks a 56% increase when compared to the previous year’s performance during the same period.
The company commenced sales of the Mustang in the U.S. and Asian markets last winter, followed by Europe this summer. The customer anticipation in Europe was evidently very high last year; the first 500 units that were made available for pre-order during during the 2014 UEFA Champions League finals were ordered in mere minutes.
Extra supply has been secured to meet the demand in Europe which was greater than expected. Almost 2,000 units have been ordered in the UK since January, and the first deliveries are expected to commence in November.
The Mustang is also one of the top selling sports cars in the China, despite it being a new entrant into the market, witnessing high demand in Beijing, Guangdong and Shanghai. 3,000 orders have been received in Australia. In New Zealand, 400 orders have been received and deliveries will commence in fall.
The press release is embedded below for further information.