Though it’s a uniquely American entity, the Ford Mustang has also been sold in other parts of the world for years now, and has proven to be a big hit there as well. This tradition will continue with the all-new S650 Ford Mustang, which is set to be sold in Europe later this year, as well as Australia. However, while the S650 Ford Mustang was previously expected to launch in Australia in Q3 of this year – even earlier than Europe – it seems as if pony car customers in that country will have to wait a bit longer after all, according to CarExpert.
The next-generation Mustang will now reportedly launch in Australia in Q1 of 2024, according to a leaked dealer bulletin, a change that was later confirmed by the automaker itself. “Production for Australia-bound Mustangs is set to begin by late this year,” said a Ford Australia spokesperson. “Due to significant shipping time between the plant in Flat Rock, Michigan and Australia, we expect first arrivals in Q1, 2024.”
As Ford Authority reported earlier this month, production of the new Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly plant was paused and then down completely over the course of a few weeks recently after final quality reviews revealed some V8 engine valve issues, body panel fitment, and electrical problems. Ford opted to stop production and delay the rollout of the new Mustang by correcting these issues before delivering vehicles to customers, as has been the case with a few new vehicle launches recently.
Regardless, Aussie Mustang customers will learn the car’s final specifications and pricing by the end of June at least, while dealers will also discover what sort of allocations they will be receiving at that same time, according to the bulletin.
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