The all-new, S650 generation 2024 Ford Mustang was revealed last September, and has been on sale in the U.S. for months now. However, the latest version of the iconic pony car will also be sold in Europe later this year, as well as Australia, though its launch in the latter part of the world was recently pushed back from Q3 2023 to Q2 2024, as Ford Authority previously reported. However, when the 2024 Ford Mustang does arrive in Australia early next year, it will do so bearing a price tag that’s higher than its predecessor, according to CarExpert.
Pricing for the 2024 Ford Mustang in Australia starts out at $64,990 AUS ($41,034 USD) minus on-road costs for the base EcoBoost model, which is a whopping $12,400 ($7,829 USD) more than the S550 equivalent. From there, the GT Fastback costs $77,002 ($48,619 USD) for the six-speed manual transmission or $80,902 ($51,081 USD) for the 10-speed automatic, the GT convertible starts at $86,752 ($54,775 USD), and the range-topping the Dark Horse, which starts out at $99,102 ($62,573 USD) for the manual or $103,002 ($65,035 USD) for the automatic – making the latter model the very first Mustang sold in Australia with a six-figure price tag.
For comparison’s sake, in the U.S., the EcoBoost Fastback starts out at $30,920, with the base GT coming in at $41,495 and the Dark Horse starting out at $57,970. The 2024 Ford Mustang is available to order now in Australia, but it’s worth noting that just 1,000 units of the Dark Horse will be exported to that country. Interestingly, the Australian version of the 5.0L Coyote V8 generates less power in that model – 468 horsepower versus 500 in the U.S., however.
“The engine used in Australian models varies from the U.S. version, with a different exhaust manifold and calibration to suit different noise and emission regulations, while U.S. and ECE rating procedures are also different,” a Ford Australia spokesperson explained. “Aside from the exhaust manifold, the engine hardware is the same.”