Ford Mustang Best-Selling Sports Coupe in the World for fourth straight year
As Ford marks 55th anniversary of the Mustang, enthusiasts everywhere are celebrating the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year.
From Australia to Peru, the Mustang reigns as the best-selling sports coupe in the world for 2018. Last year, it sold 113,066 cars, according to data from IHS Markit. 2019 not only marks the fourth straight year of the model’s global leadership as the world’s best-selling sports coupe, but also as the best-selling sports coupe in the United States, where Ford sold 75,842 Mustangs last year.
Ford sold 2,300 Mustangs in Europe in the first quarter of 2019. This was an increase of more than 27 per cent compared with the same period last year.
“We broke the mould when we launched the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford president, global markets. “Nothing says freedom, the wind in your hair and the joy of driving like the Mustang; it’s an icon. The roar of its V8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most popular sports coupe in the world.”
Mustang was available for purchase in 146 countries in 2018, based on worldwide Ford sales data. More than 500,000 sixth-generation Mustangs have been sold worldwide since 2015, including more than 45,000 in Europe, with the pony picking up an additional half point of global share last year to capture 15.4 per cent of the segment fuelled in part by the new Mustang Bullitt.