The Ford Edge crossover utility will take the Territory’s place after Australian production ceases this October.
People: Graeme Whickman
“We’re not going to have those employees… treated like they are in a fishbowl,” says Ford Australia CEO Graeme Whickman.
In the future, Aussies might be able to buy go-fast bits for their Mustangs straight from the factory.
While 6,000+ buyers wait for their pony cars to ship, Hertz in Australia gets some number of ‘Stangs to rent out.
Since Mustang deliveries commenced earlier this year, pony car scarcity has only grown worse – not better.
Ford’s Australian division could soon start peddling Roush Performance products in that market.
“Why build the intake out of carbon fiber?” you may well ask. It wasn’t for the meager 200 grams of weight savings; we’ll tell you that.
Reportedly, some Australian Ford Mustang customers are selling their cars for up to $30,000 more than sticker. That’s quite the mark-up.
With production ending next year, Ford Australia can use all the help it can get.
US currency pressure, plus rampant customer demand, have conspired to inflate the cost of the Mustang in Australia.
Ford is banking on some serious, industry-wide growth across the Middle East and Africa over the next few years.