PEKIN, Illi. - It's official, the Ford Mustang has gone global! For the first time in the iconic pony car's 50-year history, the Mustang will be available to customers worldwide in more than 100 markets. The pony car will be available in both left-and right-hand-drive configurations to meet the needs of customers in the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. The first shipments of the Ford Mustang are currently en route to Asia and are expected to arrive in Europe midyear.
Make way, make way, the Ford Mustang has gone global! The all-new Mustang is officially joining the other Ford and Lincoln vehicles that have been exported abroad. Not only is this exciting for customers, but also for Ford Motor Company as they are now able employ approximately 3,000 employees at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. In addition, another 100 jobs have been added to the Port of Portland to support Ford's exports to the Asia Pacific and other markets.
Mustangs that are exported from the United States must undergo a series of steps to ensure that they are compliant with the vehicle standards of the other countries. After specific engineering work is completed at the respective plant, the vehicle receives the finishing touches at their port's homologation center. The vehicles also undergo proper customs documentation and tracking to ensure that Ford can track their progress and delivery to their final destination.
If you're ready to get behind the wheel of your very own 2015 Ford Mustang, visit us at Velde Ford and take one for a spin! At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.