Australia really likes the new Mustang. Cars are starting to appear on Aussie roads, but demand remains strong and there’s a backlog of months for new orders. Ford Australia has secured an extra 2000 cars for local buyers, and will have them on our shores before the end of this year.
In Australia, the Mustang name has the most positive perception among customers of all Ford models, but even strong 2016 sales predictions weren’t high enough. Ford AU has secured more production from the Michigan mothership, and 2000 extra Mustangs are headed for Australia to satisfy demand from customers and early pre-order holders.
Ford told Gizmodo that 1500 more orders than expected were placed by customers this year, and the Mustang was the number-one selling sports car under $80,000 in the country in the first two months of the year. The Mustang inherits the role of the outgoing Falcon GT as Ford’s halo car, but as well as a V8 option also includes a smaller, more efficient 2.3-litre turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder.
The next iteration of the Mustang for manufacturing year 2017 will receive a significant upgrade in the form of Ford’s SYNC3 in-car entertainment platform, too. SYNC3 is much more advanced than the SYNC2 in current Mustang, Falcon, Territory and other Ford Australia nameplates, and includes integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.