Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s latest price bulletin does not include the four-cylinder Mustang, with the range now comprising only 5,0-litre V8 derivatives.
Before the start of April 2019, the local Mustang line-up featured six derivatives. But that number has been halved to three with the removal of the trio of EcoBoost models from the Blue Oval brand’s official price list. That leaves three eight-cylinder variants, priced from R872 200.
The previous 2,3-litre four-cylinder base model had been priced from R728 500, with its turbocharged heart offering 233 kW and 430 N.m (compared with the 306 kW and 530 N.m delivered by the naturally aspirated V8).
Of course, South Africa is still awaiting the arrival of the facelifted Mustang (revealed as long ago as January 2017), with a small shipment of Bullitt special-edition models also expected to be offered locally. And the rationalisation of the range suggests the latest version of the ‘Stang may well (finally) be just around the corner...
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