Ford has a strong performance following in Australia, but that popularity hasn’t been created by the mighty Mustang. While those Australian Ford fans who wanted a Mustang could get one through grey market importers, buying a car through that route gets very expensive. Also, the 2015 Mustang is the first designed for use in right hand drive markets, so Aussie drivers won’t need to worry about the conversion costs – or the headache of driving a car that wasn’t designed for their roads.
Making the 2015 Ford Mustang available through dealerships in Australia will make it far easier and far less expensive for Ford fans “down under” to park a new pony car in their driveway, but as is the case with every other foreign market for the new Mustang, Australian prices will be higher than what Americans pay for the new model. However, the price for the Australian market relative to the American market is nowhere near as high as it is in China, India or the United Kingdom.
Australian Base Pricing for the 2015 Mustang
The 2015 Ford Mustang will be offered in Australia in two trimlines, as is the case in China, Germany and the United Kingdom. The base model 2015 Mustang will be powered by the new 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder while the 5.0L V8 will serve as the premium engine, with both engines coming with either the 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
The least expensive 2015 Ford Mustang fastback in Australia will have the 2.3L EcoBoost, the 6-speed manual transmission and a starting price of #44,990 AUD, which converts to $34,314 USD with the current exchange rate. That same EcoBoost/manual transmission fastback in the USA would start at $25,300 USD, so Aussie buyers are facing a markup of around $9,000. That same base model 2015 Mustang starts around $38,000 USD in Germany, $43,000 USD in the UK, $65,000 USD in China and $80,000 USD in India – making Australia the least expensive local market price increase we have seen thus far.
Expanded Aussie Mustang Pricing
While some markets only have estimated base pricing, the 2015 Ford Mustang for the Australian market has a bit more available pricing detail. The 2015 Mustang EcoBoost fastback with the 6-speed automatic transmission starts at $47,400 AUD or $36,147 USD, which is also in the $9,000 markup range over the $26,495 MSRP of that pony car in the US.
Should you want to get your hands on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT with the 435hp 5.0L V8 and the manual transmission in Australia, it will set you back $54,990 UAD ($41,935) while the big engine with the 6-speed auto will cost you at least $56,490 AUD ($43,079 USD). In the US, the Mustang GT with the manual transmission starts at $32,000 and the automatic models start at $33,495, so the $9k upcharge is consistently low across the entire range.