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The Ford Mustang is now completely sold out in Australia for all of 2016.

Ford said today that its Australian Mustang order bank ahead of the January launch now sat at 4000 units, 80 per cent of which had been secured with deposits. This is the entire 2016 allocation.

First customer cars landed in Melbourne today, with three more shipments arriving inside a few days.

Like North America, overwhelming early interest has been in the 303kW/525Nm 5.0 V8 GT models, with 86 per cent of customers favouring the V8.

Ford Mustang on Sydney Harbour Foreshore

However, once the initial order banks are filled, Ford expects the 233kW/432Nm EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo models to become somewhat more popular.

There has also been more initial demand for the Fastback coupe over the convertible, with around 88 per cent of Australian customers opting for the hard top.

After Mustang pricing was confirmed early this year, Ford saw what it calls a spike in interest and deposits, with more than 20,000 people putting their hands up to be kept informed about the new car.

A few months ago, it held 3000 firm orders, up from 2000 in May this year.

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“We are simply overwhelmed and humbled by the reception to Mustang thus far, which is probably our closest equivalent to the Beatles first trip to Australia,” said Ford Australia president and CEO, Graeme Whickman.

“The Mustang also punctuates a landmark year for Ford where we launched a huge number of new vehicles – including the Australian-designed and developed Everest SUV and Ranger – while investing more locally than any other automaker with more than $300 million in R&D alone.”

The company has also launched the new Focus and Mondeo this year, part of its so-called “product onslaught”.

We bet Holden is becoming more frustrated at not having access to a right-hand drive Chevrolet Camaro yet…

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Read our full Ford Mustang pricing and specs story here.

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

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

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