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It’s going to be an exciting 2015 for Ford in Malaysia. The brand, together with local partner Sime Darby Auto Connexion, announced that the new Mondeo, just-unveiled Everest SUV and Mustang will be launched in Malaysia next year. This was disclosed at a media group interview attended by FoMoCo’s Asia Pacific group VP and president David Schoch this afternoon.

The Mk5 Mondeo, which will go on sale in the UK late this year, already exists as the Ford Fusion in North America. It will replace the third-gen D-segment sedan that first arrived here in November 2009.

UK, the biggest right-hand drive market for the Mondeo, is set to get a new 1.5 litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, a 1.0 litre three-pot EcoBoost and a new twin-turbo 2.0 TDCi diesel unit, among other engines, as well as an upmarket Vignale variant. Expect the European CBU import here in the first half of 2015.

Ford Everest 01

The production 2015 Ford Everest was just unveiled last week in China. Staying true to the macho concept that we saw in Bangkok earlier this year, the seven-seater SUV is based on Ranger T6 underpinnings, although it sports a unique face and interior this time around.

The Australian-designed/developed SUV will be available in both rear-wheel drive and 4WD configurations, the latter featuring a Terrain Management System (TMS) with four distinct programmed settings (normal, sand, snow and rocky terrain).

In terms of drivetrains, the familiar four-cylinder 2.2L and five-cylinder 3.2L TDCi turbodiesels are set to feature, but there will also be a 2.0L EcoBoost petrol option. Not sure if the latter will be suitable for (and available in) ASEAN, which will get the Everest from regional production hub Thailand.

2015 Mustang Media Drive in L.A.

Lastly, the new Ford Mustang will make its Malaysian debut in the final quarter of 2015, after right-hand drive production starts in the second half of the year. We first heard of the S550 coming to Malaysia in 2016, so perhaps Ford wants to end the year on a high note.

The muscle car, which will make the long journey from Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan USA, will be available here in both 2.3 Ecoboost and 5.0 V8 forms, it has been confirmed. Prefer the wind in your face? The convertible is set for our shores, too. This is the first time in 50 years that the famous pony car will be available in RHD form, and officially in our country. Thank you very much, One Ford.

So there you go, handsome new Mondeo in the first half of 2015, rugged Everest after that, and Mustang to end the year with a bang.

New Ford Mondeo

New Ford Everest

2015 Ford Mustang

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