Ford Celebrates the First Mustang Shipped to Asia

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In a fairly historic event, Ford is celebrating the first Mustang enroute to Asia.

For the past decades, the Ford Mustang has definitely been a much more American tradition, while the rest of the world hasn’t.


That however is all changing with the addition of the new 2015 Mustang and its EcoBoost motor. For the first time in 50 years, the Mustang will be a global platform, being sold completely around the world.

In order to celebrate that fact, Ford put out a press release that details how these Mustang exports are prepared.


Mustangs exported from the United States undergo a series of steps to ensure compliance with vehicle standards in the destination countries. At each port’s homologation center, Ford and Lincoln vehicles receive finishing touches that follow specific engineering work completed in production at the plant. Vehicles undergo proper customs documentation and tracking so Ford can ensure their progress and delivery. Certain vehicles receive an underbody coating and documents in the destination country language.

“Preparing these vehicles for shipment to their final destination is critical to satisfying both customer and regulatory requirements for our markets around the world,” said Gerald Schoenle, director, Ford Trading Company. “We want our customers globally to know that their Ford vehicles will meet emissions, safety and road-worthiness requirements.”

The addition of a right-hand-drive Mustang to Ford’s global vehicle lineup will allow the iconic pony car to be exported to more than 25 of these markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.”

The Mustang now joins much of the rest of Ford’s lineup in serving a global audience.

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