Ford is taking dealer orders for the 2015 Mustang - that’s not big news. But for the first time in Mustang’s 50 year history, Europeans who love Detroit iron will be able to order Ford’s iconic pony car.
According to Ford, 500 new Mustangs were allocated across 20 countries outside the U.S. Ford will in the next few weeks contact the customers from each of these countries who were quickest to place their reservation to let them know they have been successful. Each customer will then be invited to complete their order at a dealership later this year.
Ford says up to 9,000 Europeans lined up to reserve the newly redesigned 2015 Mustang. Ford says the first 500 models were reserved in the first 30 seconds.
Right hand drive available
The new Mustang will be built in left-hand drive and also as a new right-hand drive UK/European variant, according to a report in T3.
Ford says European buyers can order fastback models in Race Red and convertible models in Magnetic Silver. Customers also have the choice of Ford’s new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine or the 5.0-litre V8 engine. Considering what petrol sells for in European countries and the way large-displacement engines are taxed, don’t look for a lot of orders for V8s coming from Europe.
Europeans will also be offered Ford’s SYNC 2 connectivity and navigation system; heated and ventilated seats; Park Assist; black leather trim; chrome detailing; and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Europeans love Detroit iron
Ford hopes the new Mustang will be seen as an alternative for Europeans who admire American sporty cars but cannot afford pricey sports cars like BMW, Porsche or Ferrari. European pricing isn’t available but according to Ford, the 2015 Ford fastback with 3.7-liter V6 starts at $24,425 including destination and delivery charges in the United States.