As Ford marks Mustang’s Incredible 55th anniversary, enthusiasts everywhere, MotorMartin included, are celebrating the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year.
Ford have confirmed to MotorMartin that from Australia to Peru, Mustang is the best-selling sports coupe in the world for 2018, selling 113,066, according to data from IHS Markit. 2018 not only marks the fourth straight year of Mustang’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, an increase of more than 27 per cent compared with the same period last year.
“We broke the mould when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford president, global markets to MotorMartin recently. “Nothing says freedom, the wind in your hair and the joy of driving like 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 percent of the segment fuelled in part by the new Mustang Bullitt.
And for MotorMartin’s test of the 2017 Mustang checkout the short film below.
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