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Testing begins on first right-hand-drive Mustang

Testing begins on first right-hand-drive Mustang

For the first time ever a right-hand-drive Ford Mustang has rolled off the assembly line.

Mustang engineers recently finished construction of the very first right-hand-drive sixth-generation Mustang. The prototype Mustang will be used to conduct various development tests in preparation for the car's entry into the global market in the coming months.

Testing has now begun on the right-hand-drive muscle car that will be exported to more than 25 right-hand-drive markets around the world including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.

While the United States is the largest market for Mustang with more than 9.2 million sales since the car's debut in 1964, more than 161,000 Mustangs have been sold outside of North America in that time. In 2012 alone, more than 4,000 Mustangs were sold in 35 countries, ranging from the United Arab Emirates to Chile and the Philippines.

While Mustang has more than 100 fan clubs around the globe, and was recently voted "Europe's Most Wanted Classic Car" by AutoScout24, bringing a right-hand-drive Mustang to market will allow more enthusiasts to experience this iconic muscle car than ever before.

The Ford Mustang is the newest member of a very exclusive club  vehicles in continuous production for 50 years. The car has a worldwide base of fans, including more than 7.6 million on Facebook  the most of any vehicle nameplate.

The new Mustang goes on sale in the United States this autumn and in the UK in 2015, and will eventually be available in more than 110 countries worldwide.

by: Danielle Bagnall