Over 2000 orders have already been placed for the Australia-bound Ford Mustang months before its late 2015 arrival
Over 2000 orders have already been placed for the Australia-bound Ford Mustang months before its late 2015 arrival

Mustang Mania as Ford Australia pre-sells 2000+ Pony cars

AUSSIES are chomping at the bit to get their hands on Ford's new Australian-delivered Mustangs, with a confirmed 2000 customers paying deposits months away from launch.

The right-hand drive Pony cars won't hit Australian Ford showrooms until late 2015, but unprecedented demand for the Mustang Fastbacks and Convertibles has seen those 2000 enthusiast customers secure their place in the queue.

New Ford Mustang will come with 5.0-litre V8 or 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engines
New Ford Mustang will come with 5.0-litre V8 or 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engines

At launch the Mustangs are offered with 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engines or 5.0-litre V8s, with the latter proving most popular as 42 per cent of total orders are for the Mustang GT Fastback with the V8 and auto transmission.

"Just like in America, we are seeing great early demand for the V8 GT models," said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford of Australia. "But, we think the EcoBoost model will be a bigger seller longer term and help sustain sales longer than most performance cars as people see its great combination of performance and fuel economy."

It has also been revealed that Australian customers overwhelmingly have favoured Race Red as the most popular colour choice, followed up by Absolute Black and Magnetic. 

42 per cent of Aussie buyers have opted for the V8 GT models so far, with Race Red easily the most popular colour
42 per cent of Aussie buyers have opted for the V8 GT models so far, with Race Red easily the most popular colour

Ford also confirmed the Performance Pack will come standard for all Mustang models in Australia. This package includes "K Brace" under the bonnet to secure the suspension strut towers to the bulkhead; unique chassis tuning; upsized rear sway bar on the Fastback and heavy duty front springs. 

Prices for the new Mustang in Australia have already been confirmed, starting at $44,990 for the six-speed manual transmission Fastback with 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, or an extra $2500 for the six-speed auto version.  

The range will top out at $63,990 for the GT 5.0 V8 Convertible with six-speed automatic. Ford also revealed more than 20,000 Aussies had signed up to be kept informed of any material that comes out surrounding the release of the new Mustang in Australia, hinting at the potential popularity of the car when it lands late this year.

Falcon? What Falcon?

New Mustang will be available as a Fastback or Convertible
New Mustang will be available as a Fastback or Convertible

 

2015 Ford Mustang Highlights:

2.3-litre EcoBoost

  • 233 kW / 432 Nm 2.3-litre GTDi EcoBoost engine
  • Aluminium block and heads with integrated exhaust manifold
  • DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Twin scroll turbocharger
  • Balance Shaft for smooth operation
  • 6-speed Getrag manual transmission (standard)
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters (optional)
  • Rear-drive with Limited Slip Differential
  • Suspension - front; Double ball-joint independent MacPherson strut and tubular stabiliser bar
  • Suspension - rear; Integral-link independent with coil springs, solid stabiliser bar and twin-tube dampers (2.3-litre EcoBoost)
  • Brakes; Four-wheel power disc brakes with four-sensor, four channel anti-lock braking system and AdvanceTrac™ Dynamic Stability Control
  • Brakes - front; 352 x 32 mm ventilated discs, four-piston 46 mm fixed aluminium calipers (2.3-litre EcoBoost)
  • Brakes - rear; 330 x 25 mm ventilated discs, single-piston 45 mm floating iron calipers, integral parking brake
  • Steering - Electric power-assisted steering with rack-and-pinion gear
  • Steering ratio - 16:1
  • Turning circle (kerb-to-kerb) 12.2
  • 19-inch Ebony Black Painted Alloy Wheels (255/40 R19 tyres front, rear)
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Stainless Steel dual exhaust
  • Rear Diffuser
  • HID headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Fog Lamps
  • Daytime Running Lights (DTRL)
  • Mirrors - Heated, body coloured, Dual Power with Integrated Turn Signals
  • Pony Projection Lights
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Satellite navigation
  • Automatic on-off headlights
  • Floor mats (front and rear)
  • Electric front and rear windows with one-touch lowering/close front windows (driver and passenger)
  • Height-and-reach adjustable leather steering wheel
  • Steering wheel mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
  • Illuminated visors - driver and passenger
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Aluminium-faced pedals
  • Ambient lighting
  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • Driver and passenger climate-controlled premium leather (heated and cooled)
  • Six-way power driver's seat and power lumbar support
  • SYNC2 with Emergency Assistance
  • High-resolution 8.0-inch colour touchscreen
  • Bluetooth mobile phone integration
  • iPod integration
  • USB integration
  • Nine-speaker sound system with amplifier
  • MyKey
  • AdvanceTrac® with Dynamic Stability Control
  • Driver and passenger side airbags
  • Dual front airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Active glovebox knee airbag (front passenger)
  • Reverse-view camera
  • Illuminated entry
  • Securilock passive anti-theft (PATS)
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Tyre pressure monitoring System

GT 5.0-litre Ti-VCT V8

Additional equipment above 2.3-litre EcoBoost:

  • 303 kW / 525 Nm 5.0-litre Ti-CVT V8
  • Aluminium block and heads
  • DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing
  • 380 x 34 mm vented front discs, Brembo six-piston 36 mm fixed aluminium calipers
  • Tyres and Wheels:
  • Front 19 x 9 inch Ebony Black Painted Alloy wheels 255/40 R19
  • Rear 19 x 9.5 inch Ebony Black Painted Alloy wheels 275/40 R19


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