Since its 1964 debut, Ford Mustang has become the global bestseller and a true automotive icon like no other car. For more than fifty years, Mustang has been representing the American automobile industry at its best and has sold in over 8 million examples over the long production lifespan. For a brief period in mid-sixties, Mustang was officially sold in Australia, but since then, fans of the famous Pony car were not able to buy it new here. However, launching a new, sixth generation of the famous muscle car introduced the new Ford’s global strategy and finally, Mustang is available here and in right-hand drive specification. New Mustang is offered in two distinctive body styles (coupe and convertible), two powerful engines, and with a long list of options.
Engine Size: 5 Litre V8
Max. Power: 306kW @ 6500rpm
Max. Torque: 530Nm @ 4250rpm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Consumption: 12.6 L/100km (Auto)
Transmission: 6 Speed Auto & Manual
Engine Size: 2.3 Litre Eco Boost Turbo
Max. Power: 233kW @ 6000rpm
Max. Torque: 432Nm @ 4000rpm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Consumption: 9.3 L/100km (Auto)
Transmission: 6 speed Manual & Auto
New Mustang comes with two transmission options: a 6-speed manual and 6 speed automatic with paddle shifts. The automatic is a popular option and it shifts fast, but the manual is a more engaging solution if you are sports car purist and you really want to drive your car. One of the biggest news is the introduction of independent rear suspension in the new Mustang, which is something that Ford’s fans has been expecting for decades. Even though the previous model handled just fine, the level of grip and control with the new car is sublime. Complete with powerful engines, balanced chassis, and new IRS suspension, the new Mustang is more than just a muscle car. It is a proper sports car with the American accent and a cowboy hat.
The interior of new Mustang draws its cues from late sixties models with distinctive dash layout and round clusters. However, the design is totally new and modern with all the electronic gadgets you would expect in the car of its class. Its seats are comfortable and there is even a reasonable amount of space in the back. Not much, but enough for transporting people on short distances. Headroom in the back seat is very limited because of the sloping roofline, but that’s the only compromise that every sports car driver just has to make.