As part of the daily rigors that come with being an automotive writer, we often head over to YouTube and poke around for interesting videos. Every now and then, we come across something really great, other times these videos can only be described with the acronym “WTF.”
Today, we came across a video that is a little bit of both. After doing a little digging, we realized that we had stumbled upon a commercial for the Ford Mustang that, while dubbed in English, features Chinese characters. Does this mean the Mustang is going to China?
The commercial is very in-your-face, with the ad claiming that there are two kinds of men in the world; men, and men who drive Mustangs. At first we thought this might be a Japanese commercial, as Ford sells the Mustang in the land of the rising sun, albeit in limited numbers. In China, the only way to get a Mustang is to import it via the grey market, or build your own.
But after a little Googling, we realized that those weren’t Japanese characters; they were Chinese. The commercial also lists a date of 2012 – 8 – 29, or August 29th, as a launch date, which is odd because that date has come and gone but we haven’t heard anything about the Mustang…but the Chinese also have a different calender setup, which could indicate a September 29th launch. It also features footage that we at least have never seen before.
Or this could all be some uploaders pet project that has nothing at all to do with Ford. It could be a leaked launch video for the 2014 Mustang to come to China ahead of the next-gen Mustang, which is already confirmed to be heading to Europe. Is American muscle ready to invade the Peoples Republic of China?