Right-Hand Drive Ford Mustang Production Is Underway

Ford Motor Company has much to celebrate about the new-for-2015 Ford Mustang. Month after month, it consistently manages to outsell its primary competitor – the Chevrolet Camaro. While that car itself will enter a new generation come 2016, for the time being, at least, it’s a nice reversal of prior trends.

Now, the right-hand drive 2015 Ford Mustang has officially entered production at the automaker’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. This is the first time that a RHD Ford Mustang will be widely available, opening the pony car up to markets from New Zealand to the UK, Australia, Japan, South Africa, and a handful of smaller global markets.

In fact, in the UK alone, nearly 2,000 orders have been placed for the new right-hand drive Ford Mustang. In Australia, orders have climbed to nearly 3,000, plus another 400 or so orders from the smaller island nation of New Zealand. So far, every reliable indicator suggests that demand for the 2015 Ford Mustang far exceeds previous expectations overseas, and if the pony car’s US sales performance is any indicator, it’s bound to be a hit: Ford Mustang sales were up 70 percent during the month of August, according to the automaker.

From January through June of this year, 76,124 new Ford Mustangs were registered globally, representing a 56 percent increase from the same period a year prior. With any luck, the introduction of the right-hand drive model Ford Mustang will help sustain that momentum into the near future.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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