The convertible version of the new Ford Mustang was unveiled in Sydney last night as part of a multi-city, multi-continent for the first 'pony car' to be sold globally.
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Ford initially issued only official pictures of the Mustang coupe – or 'Fastback' – though a couple of images are now added to those CarAdvice shot from the Sydney event of the open-top variant that will also be sold in Australia. On-sale timing tipped to be late 2015 for both body styles (late 2014 for US).

Ford Mustang convertible rear quarter

The Ford Mustang convertible features a new, multilayered cloth roof that is said to open or close twice as quickly as before - in seven seconds. The new roof is designed to reduce noise intrusion and maintain a sporty profile when in place.

There's a back row comprising two seats again, though legroom is limited.

Ford Mustang convertible event

As with the coupe, the convertible in Australia will come with a choice of a 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine with a twin-scroll turbo or a 5.0-litre V8. Pricing speculation has the Mustang starting at about $45,000 for the coupe.

Australia was one of four countries, along with the US, Spain and China, to be involved in a simulcast reveal of the new-generation muscle car.

Read more about the 2014 Ford Mustang.

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