Ford in Australia is doing all it can to try and alleviate the Ford Mustang shortage there, including securing an additional 2,000 units which should arrive before the end of the year.
Australian website Drive reports that the extra Ford Mustang allocation ought to help shorten the current 18-month wait time for customers, and might entice new buyers who were previously scared off by the backlog of orders. Ford severely underestimated the level of demand that the Ford Mustang – available for the first time in right-hand drive configuration – would encounter in Australia. So far, more than 6,000 orders have been placed, pushing the estimated time of delivery for new orders well into 2017.
By June, the Ford Mustang will roll over into a 2017 model year vehicle in Australia, meaning that new buyers will benefit from the introduction of SYNC 3 infotainment, and a spare tire in place of the repair kit in Ford Mustang EcoBoost models. Drive reports that the model year changeover will omit Competition Orange, Guard Green, and Deep Impact Blue from the range of color options.