For four years in a row, the Ford Mustang has led the ranking as the best-selling sports coupe in the world. Last year, 113,066 were sold. That is three times more than the Porsche 911.
In Europe, the car is relatively little. Yet 2,300 Mustangs were sold in Europe in the first quarter of 2019; an increase of more than 27 percent compared to the same period last year. The model is very popular in the United States. 75,842 Mustangs were sold there last year.
“Ford broke the tradition when it introduced the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s Global Markets President. “The feeling of freedom, the wind through your hair, the driving pleasure: that is typical Mustang. It is really an icon. The beautiful roll of the V8 on a spring day – nothing can beat that. No wonder it is the most popular sports coupe in the world.”
The Mustang was for sale in 146 countries last year, according to Ford’s international sales data. Since 2015, more than 500,000 sixth-generation Mustangs have been sold worldwide, including more than 45,000 in Europe.
The muscle car grabbed an extra half percent of the global segment last year, bringing the market share to 15.4 percent, partly achieved by the new Mustang Bullitt.