As far as American cars go, not many surpass the legacy and beauty of the Ford Mustang – whatever generation of the car you decide to buy. Luckily for British enthusiasts, they will be able to visit Evans Halshaw car dealers in a couple of years and get hold of the latest outing of the popular powerhouse.
To celebrate the muscle car’s 50th anniversary in 2014, Ford has decided to unveil its first right-hand drive outing for the vehicle, hopefully sealing its popularity in the country for years to come. It will be head the new range of Ford’s fleet, sitting atop the range of regular models like the Fiesta and Focus. While it will cater to more European tastes by being a little more economical than its more wasteful US counterpart, it will still retain the traits of a “proper” Mustang, using V8s for the faster models.
The thing making the big decision for the carmaker is its One Ford strategy. This has been brought in to cut costs and reduce the number of models the firm makes globally, meaning that its popular country-specific models will become so-called “world cars”, sold in different markets with the fewest changes.
Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo cars already work with this approach. With the UK, Australia and Japan driving on the left, there is already a huge case for selling right-hand drive versions of the muscle car in markets outside of America.
“This car is a bargain,” said TechCrunch’s Matt Burns when reviewing the latest model. “The [base model] includes all the important hardware of the V6, six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, and stainless-steel dual exhaust. That’s a cheap mid-life crisis remedy right there.”
Finally, the dreams of many may come true – just be sure to start saving your pennies now, even if it may be a lot cheaper than you expect when it finally comes to market!
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