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Right-hand drive production of the sixth-gen Ford Mustang has officially kicked off at the Blue Oval’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, so buyers in RHD markets won’t have long to wait now for the S550.

More than 25 of these markets around the globe, including the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, will be selling the RHD version of the pony car, making it the first global Mustang. Malaysia is of course on the list – the Mustang is set to make its debut here in January next year in both 5.0L V8 GT and 2.3L EcoBoost forms.

Demand is far outstripping supply of the S550 – during the first six months of 2015, customers globally registered 76,124 Mustangs, essentially making the car the best-selling sports car on the planet during the first half of the year, Ford claimed.

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Our market run will be positively pale in comparison to that of Australia and the UK – it has already been reported that there are more than 3,000 orders for the car Down Under, with the waiting list for it tentatively stretching to 2017. The UK isn’t that far behind with 2,000 orders, while 400 orders have been received for the car in New Zealand.

The S550 Mustang is due to make its way to Malaysia at the end of the year for a January 2016 debut – a US-spec 5.0L GT was previewed here in March, and the order books have already opened for the car. Specifications-wise, our cars should follow the Australian spec vehicles quite closely, and we’re also set to sell the convertible variant you see in the photos here.

In June, it was reported that indicative pricing for the Mustang was between RM435,000 to RM450,000 for the 2.3L EcoBoost and RM550,000 to RM565,000 for the 5.0L V8, both on-the-road without insurance. This may yet climb, given the Ringgit’s continued sterling performance against the greenback.

Read our sixth-gen Ford Mustang review, which covers both 2.3L EcoBoost and 5.0L V8 variants.