Mustangs Rule: Best Selling Sports Car in the World!
Mustangs Rule the World!
Ford Mustang has been the best-selling sports car in the United States over the last 50 years. Now, thanks to growth in international markets, the iconic pony car is the most popular sports car in the world. This is according to Ford analysis of IHS Markit new vehicle registration data in the sports car segment.
Mustang expanded its sales lead in 2016 as the world’s best-selling sports car with more than 150,000 Mustangs sold. This is according to IHS Markit new vehicle registration data. Overall global sales increased 6 percent over 2015, fueled by international market growth up 101 percent with almost 45,000 Mustang vehicles sold outside the United States.
Road to the Top
Mustang’s ascension to best-selling sports car in the world in 2016 was driven largely by continued global rollout that saw big sales gains in Germany and China. Since launching in China in 2015, Mustang has become the best-selling sports car in the world’s biggest auto market. Sales in 2016 were up 74 percent over 2015, according to HIS Markit new vehicle registrations.
“The legacy of Mustang continues to grow, and in places it never reached before,” said Mark Schaller, Ford Mustang marketing manager. “We continue to make it available in new markets, and drivers in those markets continue to respond with resounding approval.”
For decades many global Mustang enthusiasts went to great lengths to get their hands on Ford’s sports car. Recognizing this passion, Ford decided that in 2015 it would take its iconic Mustang to markets across the world.
For 2018, worldwide Mustang fans will see a more athletic look. This is highlighted by new front and rear design. It offers more advanced technologies such as an available 12-inch all-digital instrument panel, and the availability of improved performance features such as an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, MagneRide™ damping system and new active valve performance exhaust system.