Ford Mustang reaches UK customers

New Ford Mustang First Vehicle Leasing 1The new right hand drive Ford Mustang will soon be seen on our roads after the carmaker delivered the first 1,000 models to UK customers.

Ford has also announced that the Mustang is going to be popular after sales accelerated past 3,500.

Of those, 80% of customers in the UK want the Ford Mustang in flashback body style rather than the convertible model.

In addition, nearly 70% have specified their Ford Mustang with the impressive 5.0 litre V8 engine that produces 416 PS and British buyers prefer the six speed manual gearbox just slightly more than the six speed automatic transmission – by 56% to 44% – despite the automatic gearbox having sporty SelectShift paddles.

The other engine choice for the Mustang is a 2.3 litre EcoBoost engine which produces 314PS.

Ford Mustang is most popular in ‘Race Red’ for Brits

New Ford Mustang First Vehicle Leasing 2When it comes to colour, the Ford Mustang is most popular in ‘Race Red’ for Brits with 20% of orders so far specifying the colour, ‘Magnetic Silver’ is the second most popular choice with 17% of owners while ‘Shadow Black’ is third for 15% of Mustang owners. The top five is made up with ‘Triple Yellow’ and ‘Ruby Red’.

It helps too that anyone interested in buying a new Mustang can use an online configurator to specify how their new vehicle will look; tablet and smartphone users can also use an app to see and then share what their new vehicle be like.

Standard equipment for the Ford Mustang includes an 8-inch colour touchscreen which comes complete with Ford’s Sync multimedia system and nine speakers. There’s also Bluetooth and USB connectivity and a DAB radio.

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The Mustang went into production more than 50 years ago and this is the first time a right hand version has been available for customers in the UK. The new car comes with 19inch alloy wheels, rear diffuser, dual zone climate control with options including climate control seats.

The new right hand drive Ford Mustang is available to order from £30,995 with the EcoBoost engine and £34,995 for the impressive V8.

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