2016 Ford Mustang arrives in Australia
The 2016 Ford Mustang has finally arrived in Australia with the first shipment of cars rolling onto Australian soil yesterday.
THE 2016 FORD MUSTANG has finally arrived Down Under with the first bath of customer cars rolling into Melbourne’s Appleton Dock yesterday. The arrival of the Mustang in Australia has seen demand exceed not just expectation but allocation with every single car available for 2016 already sold – with more than 80% of those punters having placed deposits. That means you’ve got to wait until at least 2017 to get your hands on a Mustang.
“We are simply overwhelmed and humbled by the reception to Mustang thus far, which is probably our closest equivalent to the Beatles first trip to Australia,” Ford President and CEO, Graeme Whickman said.
“The Mustang also punctuates a landmark year for Ford where we launched a huge number of new vehicles – including the Australian-designed and developed Everest SUV and Ranger – while investing more locally than any other automaker with more than $300 million in R&D alone.”
Like the US, early interest has been in the V8 GT models, with 86% of customers favouring the V8. A similar situation surrounds the Fastback and Convertible split. There has also been more initial demand for the Fastback over Convertible, with around 88% of Australian customers opting for the Fastback.
The arrival of the Mustang yesterday helped to go someway towards offsetting the news that a new Ford Everest had burst into flames while being tested by an Australian motoring journalist. The investigation, by Ford engineers, into what caused the fire has begun today. As soon as we hear what happend, we’ll let you know.