Ford says that production of its Mustang has now reached 10 million units, some 54 years after the very first example rolled off the assembly line.
The 10-millionth Mustang, which rolled off the production line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, is a facelifted sixth-generation GT V8 convertible equipped with a six-speed manual and finished in Wimbledon White (a hue no longer offered). The first Mustang (VIN 001) built back in 1964 was the same colour.
During its 54-year history, the Mustang has also been built in San Jose, Metuchen, and Dearborn.
“Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favourite around the world,” said Jim Farley, president of global markets for Ford Motor Company.
“I get the same thrill seeing a Mustang roll down a street in Detroit, London or Beijing that I felt when I bought my first car – a 1966 Mustang coupé that I drove across the country as a teenager. Mustang is a smile-maker in any language,” said Farley.
When will the fresh-faced ‘Stang arrive in South Africa? Well, in April 2018, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa told us that it was unable to provide timing for the local introduction of the updated version of the Mustang, although it has since confirmed that the launch will not take place in 2018.
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