Yes, the genuine, factory fresh pony car is to be sold out of Ford dealerships come October. There has been a handful of ‘Stangs rumbling around our streets recently, but these all landed here via the ‘grey market’. Cars brought into Thailand this way tend to have problems with import tax as well as eligibility for warranties and other such paper warfare.
The news of the Mustangs lining up at the docks comes from Ford Thailand, which will give them two hot properties – the Ranger Raptor and the Mustang to attract punters to the 19 dealerships which will be handling these vehicles.
Ford Thailand has announced that both models come with the Performance Pack consisting of limited-slip differential, 19 inch wheels and Brembo brakes.
There will be a choice of two engines, with the smaller being the 2.3-liter Ecoboost rated at 290 BHP and the 5.0 liter V8 rated at 450 BHP.
Both engines use the 10-speed automatic transmission with the drive going to the rear wheels.
We are led to believe that pricing will be 3.6 million baht for the four cylinder which is just a smidgeon more than secondhand grey market vehicles and 4.8 million for the V8.