Ford has initiated production of the sixth generation Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Ford has initiated production of the sixth generation Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Scheduled to become a global model for the first time, Ford's all-new Mustang will be commercialized in more than 120 countries from all over the world, including in right-hand-drive markets such as UK, South Africa and Australia. Another premiere is the implementation of an independent rear suspension across the entire range.

Pricing kicks off at 23,600 USD for the fastback and from 29,100 USD for the convertible and initially there will be three engines on offer: 3.7-liter V6 with 300 bhp & 280 lb-ft, 2.3-liter EcoBoost with 310 bhp & 320 lb-ft and a 5.0-liter V8 rated at 435 bhp & 400 lb-ft in the Mustang GT. These will be joined by a more powerful GT350 derivative equipped with a beefier V8 which is rumored to be unveiled on September 19 before going on sale in 2015.

Now that production has started at the firm's assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, it will take a couple of months for the new pony car to hit dealerships as Ford says the model is programmed to go on sale this fall. It should be mentioned there are about 3,000 employees working at the factory in two shifts and in the same location Ford is putting together the US-spec Fusion (Mondeo in Europe) mid-size sedan.

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