Ford Should Have Known Aussies Are Mustang Crazy Because Now There's A Problem


Perhaps they should get off their island and push it closer to the US.

From the get-go the new Ford Mustang was designed to be a global car. That's a great thing for non-Americans who've had a thing for the beloved pony car for decades and couldn't get their hands on a brand new one straight from a dealer. Along with the US, Australia is the other market that's obsessed with V8s and burnouts, so you would have thought that Ford would have been prepared for this when the Mustang went on sale Down Under. Unfortunately, that's not exactly how things have panned out.

According to Car Advice, Australians who order a new Mustang right now won't get their cars until the end of 2016 at the earliest. Although it won't go on sale until December, Ford Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman says that "around 3,000" Mustang deposits have been taken...without even having advertised the car. Not at all surprisingly, those early orders are predominately for the 5.0-liter V8 over the 2.3-liter EcoBoost. Buyers also seem to prefer the automatic option and the fastback coupe over the convertible.

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