Ford Starts Producing Right-Hand-Drive Versions of the Mustang, America’s Best-Selling Sports Car

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Last month was great for the Ford Mustang. According to the automaker, “In the U.S., Mustang sales were up 70 percent in August, overtaking the Chevy Camaro for best-selling sports car in the U.S.” Consumers in Southern California, the largest sports car market in the country, are to thank for much of that success because Mustang retail sales have more than doubled there in 2015.

The first half of 2015 was full of Mustang sales, too. People around the world registered 76,124 of the cars; that’s a 56-percent increase relative to the same period in 2014.

Yes, I said “around the world.” If you didn’t know, this is the first time the Mustang is being sold to buyers in more than 100 global markets, even those 25+, such as the UK, Australia, Japan, and some of the Caribbean islands, in which people drive on the wrong left side of the road.

The customer deliveries in the UK are expected to be made in November. Extra cars are needed just to meet the demand for the Mustang there. Almost 3,000 orders have been received for the S550 in the Land Down Under. Deliveries of cars there and in New Zealand will be completed this fall.

Despite being right-hand-drive, export Mustangs are built right here in the good ol’ US of A – at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, to be exact.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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