Back in the 1960’s, when the Mustang first came out, the world fell in-love with the American lifestyle, and the cars associated with it. Naturally the original Mustang became somewhat of an icon. Now, the new Mustang might follow as the second most successful generation of all time.
According to IHS Automotive, the Ford Mustang was the top-selling sports coupe worldwide in 2015, and also the only one to pass the 100,000 mark in sales.
Ford ended up selling 110,000 Coupes and 30,000 Convertibles last year. This success is of course in part due thanks to the Mustang being offered in 140 countries.
This incredible feat is made even more impressive when you take into consideration the limited availability of the Pony car in China and the UK last year.
“U.S. consumers have enjoyed interesting foreign sports cars for decades, so it was time for the Americans to return the favor with the worldwide launch of the new Mustang,” says Erich Merkle, Ford Sales Analyst. “Global markets have responded in a huge way. Ford Mustang was the only sports coupe in the world with more than 100,000 units registered last year.”
The Mustang’s success doesn’t seem to end there, as more than 16,000 orders have already been placed in Europe, with only 4,700 of these delivered. The Mustang has also enjoyed success in Germany and France.
The Chinese seem to prefer the EcoBoost versions, whilst Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom are all opting for the old school 5.0-litre V8 instead.
Back home Ford US sold over 12,000 Mustangs in March of this year, outperforming sales of the new Camaro and Challenger combined, with the same happening in Canada.