When Ford redesigned America's favorite pony car, the Mustang, their announcement included the news that they would be making it available in multiple markets outside the US. The sales numbers are showing that the world also loves the Pony as the Mustang has become the best selling sport car worldwide in the first half of 2015 and shows no signs of slowing down.
"During the first six months of 2015, Mustang customers registered 76,124 vehicles - a 56% increase year on year."Initial global response to the Mustang has been strong and we are only in second gear," said Ford sales and marketing chief Stephen Odell. "We continue accelerating production and global reach with right hand drive models now coming out of the plant."Production of the RHD model line is officially under way at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, continuing the car's first-ever global launch since the nameplate made its debut as a Lee Iacocca-championed 1964-1/2 model year spinoff of the Falcon compact.
This is the first year the Mustang has been offered to buyers in over 100 markets around the world - including those where [we - ed] have the temerity drive on the left side of the road.
The addition of RHD models allows exports to over 25 markets including the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Cyprus, Malta and a smattering of Caribbean islands. Ford did RHD Explorer and Taurus models for some of these markets in the mid-90s but sales did not meet expectations and the RHD models were dropped. This time around, the Edge SUV is also being made with RHD."