New right-hand drive Ford Mustang arrives

New right-hand drive Ford Mustang arrives

1The wait is over for some of the more than 550 customers who have pre-ordered a new right-hand drive Ford Mustang.

The first ship from the USA with New Zealand-bound Mustangs aboard docked in Auckland earlier this week.

“It’s New Zealand automotive history in the making,” says Ford New Zealand managing director Corey Holter.
“These are the very first, factory-built in the USA, right-hand drive Ford Mustangs in the country. We are as excited as the customers who will soon receive their new cars.”

The Mustang GT Fastback with the six-speed automatic GT 5.0-litre V8 makes up approximately 58% of the first orders from Kiwi customers.

XDMlEnZilmWZqqiLN7qZFdJ1KdBzWjTPxeac3D1Vw-sAround the world, ‘Race Red’ has been the clear front-runner and up until very recently it the most popular Mustang colour choice here too.

However, New Zealand has bucked global trends says Ford and ‘Magnetic’ has now overtaken the lead as the top colour choice for Kiwis. ‘Race Red’ now takes a close second place followed by ‘Ruby Red’, ‘Deep Impact Blue’, ‘Shadow Black’, ‘Oxford White’ and then ‘Triple Yellow’.

Convertibles make up 15% of total orders. Manual transmissions were also 15% of the orders.

The first Mustang shipment is currently moving from the Auckland wharf to the Ford Vehicle Compound where they are going through a series of final checks. They will then be moving onto dealerships around the country where the keys will be handed over to customers.

Pre-orders in New Zealand for the Mustang exceed 550, almost twice the number received by Ford New Zealand at the beginning of the year.

“The Mustang is everything we love about cars – it embodies driving excitement, fun and the freedom of the open road,” says Holter.

“Ford says the Mustang is the heart and soul of the Ford Motor Company but I’d go one further and say it’s the heart and soul of motoring.”

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