New horses coming to the Ford stable in Australia and New Zealand.
What we have all been used to from Ford is about to look a bit different. As you know the end for Falcon is not far away and just what is being lined up to replace the Falcon is becoming clearer.
We are hearing stories that the famous Ford Mustang will be sold from new in Australia and New Zealand from 2015. Maybe it was announced to help give Ford customers some assurance of their commitment to the local Australia and New Zealand markets after Australian manufacturing ceases in 2016.
Ford Mustang was sold here back in the 1960’s but the new generation model will be a proper factory right hand drive version. A vehicle built for a global, not a regional market.
Ford’s “One Ford” approach is targeted at the global market with what they say is a “Best-ever stable of vehicles”. The Ford Mustang they believe fits right into that stable.
In reality the “One Ford” program has led to the death of the Falcon and that became evident as far back as early 2010.
Ford USA is now saying that it’s large car for the future will be the Taurus, but Ford Australia looks set to use the next-generation
Mondeo as the car that will span the medium and large car markets for both Australia and New Zealand. So maybe we wont see the Taurus in the stable down here.
The next generation Ford Mustang is set to be unveiled in April 2014 at the New York motor show. The date that will mark the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, from its launch back in 1964.