The right-hand-drive version is part of Ford’s effort to globalize its iconic pony car. Ford now will sell the Mustang in more than 120 countries, including 56 new left-hand-drive markets and 25 right-hand-drive countries.
Mustangs have been sold in small numbers outside the U.S. since the car debuted in 1964 -- about 161,000 cars in total. But the only right-hand-drive versions were created by do-it-yourself enthusiasts using often-expensive conversion kits.
Ford says about 4,000 Mustangs were sold in 35 countries outside North America last year including the United Arab Emirates, Chile and the Philippines.
For the 50th anniversary of its launch, Ford redesigned the Mustang with features that would make it more appealing to customers around the world. Among those are an independent rear suspension and a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine.