Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Ford Mustang is Welcomed Into Australia

The Ford Mustang is Welcomed Into Australia

PEKIN, Ill. – This week the Ford Mustang is welcomed into Australia with open arms! With much anticipation, the first batch of muscle cars arrived on the docks of Melbourne just in time for an early Christmas present to buyers.

The Ford Mustang is welcomed to Australia by many fans. The car is sold out for the next 12 months before any have even arrived in showrooms or been taken for test-drives. With over 4,000 Australians having made a deposit on the Mustang, we can only guess they are anxiously waiting this iconic American muscle car.

This was a huge step for Detroit because, in the entire history of the Mustang, this is the first time the sports car was made into a right-hand-drive (RHD) on a U.S. production line. While Mustangs were sold in Australia before in the 1960s and early 2000s, the vehicles were transitioned over to RHD locally before.

The first shipment that Australia received this week consisted of 173 Mustangs. Those Down Under are expecting three more shipments to come their way, leaving them with about 300 vehicles before Christmas. It takes about two to four months for the Mustangs to be shipped from Detroit to Australia.

While the Mustang just arrived in Australia, they’re already available at Velde! Come into your East Peoria area Ford dealer to take a test drive today. We’re happy to help you find the car of your dreams!

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