Ford Mustang on display at Publika from 11 to 15 March, 2.3L EcoBoost and 5.0L V8 offered!


You’ve seen all there is to see and know all there is to know about the latest Ford Mustang. After 50 years in the making, the iconic ‘Stang will for the first time be offered in a right hand drive configuration for selected countries. It’s also the first time this Stallion will be offered globally.

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Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the exclusive distributor of Ford vehicles in Malaysia, will be offering the Mustang in two trims – a budget friendly 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine and the muscled 5.0-litre Coyote V8 engine. There’s no mention of their pricing as of yet, but expect the Mustang to carry a starting price around the RM500k mark. Two body types will go with the range – the traditional fastback variant and a convertible.

As a recap, the 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine (also used in the Focus RS) has a compression ratio of 9.5:1, and produces 310 horsepower and 434 Nm of torque. Transmission option will most likely be the SelectShift six-speed automatic gearbox with steering mounted paddle shifters, although it’s unclear as yet if the six-speed manual by Getrag will be made available here.

Ford Mustang 2015 with Sienna Miller by Rankin
Watch Sienna Miller strike a few poses here with the Mustang

If you’re a true fan of the Mustang and cannot care less about fuel emission, consumption and road tax, you’d be pleased to know that the V8 we’ll be getting isn’t the 3.7-litre, but the 5.0-litre normally aspirated unit that makes 435 hp and 542 Nm of torque.

SDAC in a press statement confirmed that the Mustang will find its way to selected Malaysian showrooms by December this year. Meanwhile, if you’re in town, be sure to catch the Mustang in the flesh when it’s previewed at Publika in Solaris Dutamas from 11 to 15 March. Otherwise, you can always trust us to bring you a comprehensive pictorial gallery of the iconic muscle car. So keep an eye out on this space tomorrow for a complete look at the sixth generation Ford Mustang!

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Matthew H. Tong

Matthew H. Tong

A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.
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