THE iconic Mustang is officially going global and now joins other Ford and Lincoln vehicles exported to countries abroad.
Assembled in Flat Rock, Michigan, the all new Mustang the availability of Mustang to customers globally covering more than 100 markets and the first shipments of the highly anticipated Mustang are headed for Asia, with vehicles arriving in Europe midyear.
This was announced by local Ford dealer Premier Automobile Sdn Bhd through a press statement yesterday highlighting that this marks the first time in its 50 year history.
“Henry Ford exported the sixth Model A assembled in 1903 and we continue this legacy today,” said Ford president of The Americas, Joe Hinrichs.
The success of their One Ford plan, he added, presents opportunities for growth in global markets and exporting Ford and Lincoln vehicles to Asia Pacific and beyond is an important part of Ford’s global growth story.
In 2013, Ford Motor Company shipped more than 380,000 vehicles from the United States, making the automaker a top US exporter of vehicles and Mustang is just one more example of the international demand for Ford cars and trucks.
Mustangs exported from the United States, in ensuring that the car is compliance with vehicle standards in the destination countries, have to undergo a series of steps while 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 and certain vehicles receive an underbody coating and documents in the destination country language.
Director of Ford Trading Company, Gerald Schoenle noted that preparing these vehicles for shipment to their final destination is critical to satisfying both customer and regulatory requirements for their markets around the world.
“We want our customers globally to know that their Ford vehicles will meet emissions, safety and road-worthiness requirements.”
With this addition of a right-hand-drive Mustang to Ford’s global vehicle line-up, it 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.