Ford Mustang gets 3,000 pre-orders in Australia as production kicks-off image

Production of the new Ford Mustang generation has kicked off for the Australian market as the company has officially announced.

The Ford Mustang, in its new generation, is a success as a lot of pre-orders have been already received globally. In Australia, more than 3,000 customers have expressed their desire for the popular muscle car but reports from the Pacific country are saying that the waiting list for the Mustang has been extended to 2017. The Fastback coupe body style is the most desired in Australia as this counts for 84 percent of the orders, compared to just 16 percent of buyers who have signed for the convertible.

2,000 Brits have also signed up to be the first to own the new generation of the iconic sports car while 400 orders are also coming from New Zealand. The right-hand drive version of the Ford Mustang is being put together in the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan and it has, besides the aforementioned markets in mind, the South African one, the Japanese and others. In Australia, the Ford Mustang has a starting price of 44,990 AUD and it can go up to 63,990 AUD, plus the on-road costs. Under its hood, the muscle car has a 2.3 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, available with 317 HP (233 kW) and 432 Nm (318 lb-ft) of torque, allowing it to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.8 seconds. The 5.0 liter V8 is also available, with its 421 HP (309 kW) and 530 Nm (390 lb-ft) of torque.