There’s something about a Mustang with a steering wheel on the right side of the car that just seems a little odd. We’ll have to get used to it though, because Ford has announced that it has begun developing a right-hand-drive (RHD) variant of the all-new 2015 Mustang. Recall that late last year, the automaker announced that its sixth-generation Mustang would arrive in right-hand drive markets such as the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.
The right-hand-drive Mustang prototype is a convertible model and will be used to carry out development tests necessary for the car’s entry into international markets in 2015. By the end of calendar year 2015, the all-new Mustang will be on sale in more than 120 countries.
Unsurprisingly, the United States is the Mustang’s strongest market, but The Blue Oval still managed to sell over 161,000 Mustangs outside of North America since its inception in 1964. Though the number seems low, that’s quite a feat considering the many hoops customers residing outside of North America had to jump through to get their hands on one of the pony cars. In fact, 4,000 Mustangs were sold outside of North America in 2012 alone, confirming that demand exists for the sports car outside of the traditional market. Hammering that point home is the fact that the car was voted “Europe’s Most Wanted Classic Car” by AutoScout24, so perhaps making the pony car’s international launch is coming at just the right time.