Guest Contributor | May 16, 2017 | 0
Does it come in white like the iconic GT?
The latest Mustang is now finally available for sale in selected Sub-Saharan Africa RHD markets following the commencement of right-hand drive production for the first time at the Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan.
Launch markets include Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Mustang is Ford’s most revered and recognisable nameplate, having become an automotive icon the moment it was launched in 1964, followed by more than 50 years of continuous production and over nine-million cars sold to fans around the world.
“This is the car we’ve all been waiting for! The mighty Mustang is here,” says Rob Johnston, Regional Manager Sales and After-Sales, Ford Sub-Saharan Africa.
“We’re delighted to finally be able to offer the Mustang to buyers in the region who flooded Ford dealers with queries and orders when we announced last year that it would be coming to right-hand drive markets for the first time. It’s been a long wait, but it has certainly been worth it!”
The new Mustang was launched internationally last year to mark its remarkable 50th anniversary, and was the world’s best-selling sports car in the first half of 2015.
Several key design features define the new Ford Mustang, including its low roof height and wide stance, the sleek profile enabled by the steeply sloped windshield and rear glass, the contemporary execution of the iconic car’s signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia, plus the famous three-dimensional tri-bar tail lamps.
In terms of powertrains, buyers have the option of a roaring 5.0-litre V8 or the all-new 2.3 EcoBoost engine that delivers an exceptional combination of performance and fuel economy. Ford’s acclaimed 5.0-litre V8 engine employs sequential multiport electronic fuel injection and variable camshaft timing to produce a hefty 435HP along with a thunderous 400 lb-ft of torque. As the most powerful and fastest-accelerating Ford ever sold in SSA, this enables the Mustang 5.0 V8 GT Fastback Manual to sprint from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.8 sec.
The luxurious execution of the Mustang Premium includes the Selectable Drive Modes function as standard, along with upmarket aluminium finishes, climate control and Ford’s SYNC® 2 with MyFord Touch incorporating an eight-inch colour screen.