Right Drive, EcoBoost Could Make the 2015 Ford Mustang the World's Bestselling Muscle Car
Since the 5th generation Chevrolet Camaro was introduced for the 2010 model year, it has beaten the Ford Mustang in the US muscle car sales race each and every year but Ford Motor Company hopes that the introduction of the redesigned 2015 Mustang will change that. At the same time, the Motor Company has set its sights on a much bigger goal as when they designed the new S550 2015 Ford Mustang to appeal on a global level, the automaker wanted to make the Mustang not just the bestselling muscle car in America – but also the bestselling muscle car in the world.
Two major advantages that the 2015 Ford Mustang will have across the global sports car market are the introduction of the 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder and the option of right hand drive. We have already talked about why the EcoBoost will play a big part in the 2015 Mustang’s global popularity as it will be the first smaller, efficient engine offered in an American muscle car in foreign markets. The Camaro is only available with the 6.2L V8 so it demands a high price to purchase along with being very expensive to feed based on some of the high European fuel prices. On the other hand, the EcoBoost Mustang should be less costly to fuel – if not also less expensive at the dealership than the 2015 Mustang GT.
As for the 2015 Ford Mustang in right hand drive, this feature will have a much smaller global impact but it could pay off big time in a few important markets. There are some major car culture markets which drive on the left side of the road and in those countries; right hand drive models are preferred. Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom are among a few that drive on what American drivers would consider to be the ‘other side of the road’ and because of that, almost all new cars sold in those areas are right hand drive. Much in the same way that it is possible for American drivers to import cars that are right hand drive, drivers on those aforementioned countries CAN drive a left hand drive car but right hand drive is preferred by most. Because of that, the Chevrolet Camaro is a tough sell in the UK where left hand drive is likely considered unappealing by many new car buyers. In the same way that some American drivers like to rock a right hand drive car there are Brits who enjoy doing the same with a new Camaro but those people are a very small minority all around the world. Most people want to drive a car that caters to their traffic patterns and because of that, the 2015 Ford Mustang could quickly prove to be far more popular than the Camaro in the UK, Australia, Japan and those other regions that drive on the left side of the road.
There is no doubt that Ford Motor Company wants nothing more than for the mighty Mustang to once again be the bestselling muscle car in the US but with the small lead in sales posted by the Chevrolet Camaro in each of the past few years – even a moderate sales advantage by the 2015 Ford Mustang on the global market could very easily allow the Mustang to be the bestselling muscle car in the world.
Other 2015 Ford Mustang News:
No 2015 Ford Mustang V6 in Europe - but EcoBoost Could Make it a Huge Success
The New 2.3L EcoBoost Looks Right at Home in the 2015 Mustang Engine
2015 Ford Mustang is Faster than 2014 Models, EcoBoost Gets Surprising Top Speed
2015 Ford Mustang Production Could Begin Much Later Than Expected
Ford Inks Deal for High Performance Goodyear Tires on 2015 Mustang V6 and EcoBoost