Local muscle-car fans can only ogle the current generation Ford Mustang in pictures or, if they have the means, import their own car and have it converted to right-hand drive. But all that may change with the next generation Pony car.
The website Auto-Motor-Und-Sport.de quotes Barb Samardzich, head of development for Ford Europe, as saying the next-generation Mustang is being designed to meet European Union pedestrian safety regulations, despite the fact that no formal decision has been made on whether or not buyers in the EU will be able to get their hands on the Pony.
PopularHotRodding.com has also speculated about the future of the Mustang. Among the rumours are a hybrid drivetrain, an independent rear suspension and a whole new design language, all indications that the performance coupe is being prepped for sale in the UK, Australia and even Japan. The significance of those three markets is that they all use right-hand-drive cars, which is good news for local Ford fans.
Unfortunately, no official word is available yet, with the full story only likely to be known when the next-generation Mustang breaks cover in 2014. Until then, we can all start saving.