With Ford Australia recently confirming it’d kill all local manufacturing operations in late October 2016, putting an end to the infamous Ford Falcon, die-hard Australian motoring fans were left broken hearted that one of the most successful sedans to ever hit the land down under would soon be dead. However, new reports have emerged from Australia that Ford will soon announce that its 2015 Ford Mustang will hit Australian shores in RHD the same year the Falcon is killed off.
This news is expected to be announced officially on August 13 when Ford’s global vice president of sales and marketing, Jim Farley, flies down to reveal the news. If this report is accurate, it will be the first time in 50-odd years the Ford Mustang will be officially sold in Australia as right-hand drive after the car initially debuted down under in the 1960s. Since then, a handful of more modern Mustangs were converted for local street use.
What’s more, the same report states that Australia won’t receive the small turbocharged four-cylinder engine set to make its way into the 2015 Ford Mustang in Europe with Australia likely to only receive the more powerful V6 and V8 models. Starting prices are expected to begin at around $50,000.
When the 2015 Ford Mustang does eventually hit Australian shores in 2016, it’s possible that organisers of the local V8 Supercar competitor could change the rules to allow coupes to enter.