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Ford Australia says it has now taken more than 2000 deposits from prospective buyers for the new Mustang, about six months out from the car’s local launch late in 2015.

The Blue Oval brand has been fielding interest since late 2013, when it confirmed it would import the new model for the first time in years. As recently as December 2014 it held about 600 deposits, but interest appears to have spiked since it announced pricing in March this year.

“As soon as Ford announced Mustang was coming to Australia, our phones started ringing. A few customers even made deposits before pricing and specifications were confirmed. I’ve never seen anything quite like it,” said Bayford Group Victoria dealer principal David Blackwood.


The sharper-than-expected opening gambit for the EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo-powered Fastback version is $44,990 plus on-roads, while the V8 version will cost from $54,990. Convertible versions will command $6500 premiums.

Despite the focus in part being on the entry car’s price, the “unprecedented” early demand for Ford’s newest pony car is instead being driven by the flagship GT Fastback automatic with the 5.0-litre V8 engine option. About 42 per cent of orders are for this iteration, Ford says.

In time, though, Ford expects the make-up to shift.

“Just like in America, we are seeing great early demand for the V8 GT models,” said Ford Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman. “But, we think the EcoBoost model will be a bigger seller longer term and help sustain sales longer than most performance cars…”


Ford says that several Mustang enthusiasts, including members of the various state-based Mustang clubs, have ordered more than one variant of the famous car. One customer has six orders to his name while a sports car rental company has placed an order for 20.

Australian customers overwhelmingly have favoured Race Red as the most popular colour choice, followed up Absolute Black and Magnetic.

Ford also confirmed the Performance Pack will come standard for all Mustang models. This package includes “K Brace” under the bonnet to secure the suspension strut towers to the bulkhead, unique chassis tuning, an upsized rear sway bar on the Fastback and heavy duty front springs. All variants also get a rear limited-slip differential.


2015 Ford Mustang details

2.3-litre EcoBoost

  • 233 kW / 432 Nm 2.3-litre GTDi EcoBoost engine
  • Aluminium block and heads with integrated exhaust manifold
  • DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Twin scroll turbocharger
  • Balance Shaft for smooth operation
  • 6-speed Getrag manual transmission (standard)
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters (optional)
  • Rear-drive with Limited Slip Differential
  • Suspension – front; Double ball-joint independent MacPherson strut and tubular stabiliser bar
  • Suspension – rear; Integral-link independent with coil springs, solid stabiliser bar and twin-tube dampers (2.3-litre EcoBoost)
  • Brakes; Four-wheel power disc brakes with four-sensor, four channel anti-lock braking system and AdvanceTrac™ Dynamic Stability Control
  • Brakes – front; 352 x 32 mm ventilated discs, four-piston 46 mm fixed aluminium calipers (2.3-litre EcoBoost)
  • Brakes – rear; 330 x 25 mm ventilated discs, single-piston 45 mm floating iron calipers, integral parking brake
  • Steering – Electric power-assisted steering with rack-and-pinion gear
  • Steering ratio – 16:1
  • Turning circle (kerb-to-kerb) 12.2
  • 19-inch Ebony Black Painted Alloy Wheels (255/40 R19 tyres front, rear)
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Stainless Steel dual exhaust
  • Rear Diffuser
  • HID headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Fog Lamps
  • Daytime Running Lights (DTRL)
  • Mirrors – Heated, body coloured, Dual Power with Integrated Turn Signals
  • Pony Projection Lights
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Satellite navigation
  • Automatic on-off headlights
  • Floor mats (front and rear)
  • Electric front and rear windows with one-touch lowering/close front windows (driver and passenger)
  • Height-and-reach adjustable leather steering wheel
  • Steering wheel mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
  • Illuminated visors – driver and passenger
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Aluminium-faced pedals
  • Ambient lighting
  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • Driver and passenger climate-controlled premium leather (heated and cooled)
  • Six-way power driver’s seat and power lumbar support
  • SYNC2 with Emergency Assistance
  • High-resolution 8.0-inch colour touchscreen
  • Bluetooth mobile phone integration
  • iPod integration
  • USB integration
  • Nine-speaker sound system with amplifier
  • MyKey
  • AdvanceTrac® with Dynamic Stability Control
  • Driver and passenger side airbags
  • Dual front airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Active glovebox knee airbag (front passenger)
  • Reverse-view camera
  • Illuminated entry
  • Securilock passive anti-theft (PATS)
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Tyre pressure monitoring System

GT 5.0-litre Ti-VCT V8

Additional equipment above 2.3-litre EcoBoost:

  • 303 kW / 525 Nm 5.0-litre Ti-CVT V8
  • Aluminium block and heads
  • DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing
  • 380 x 34 mm vented front discs, Brembo six-piston 36 mm fixed aluminium calipers
  • Tyres and Wheels:
  • Front 19 x 9 inch Ebony Black Painted Alloy wheels 255/40 R19
  • Rear 19 x 9.5 inch Ebony Black Painted Alloy wheels 275/40 R19

2015 Ford Mustang pricing (plus on-road costs):

  • EcoBoost Fastback manual – $44,990
  • EcoBoost Fastback auto – $47,490
  • EcoBoost Convertible auto – $53,990
  • V8 Fastback manual – $54,990
  • V8 Fastback auto – $57,490
  • V8 Convertible auto – $63,990

Read our Quick Guide to the Ford Mustang, and check out our international drive review of the Ford Mustang.