by Gauk
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 11:44 PM

Ford celebrates Mustang’s 55th anniversary today as the world’s best-selling sports coupe of 2018 on the strength of 113,066 cars sold

  • This marks the fourth consecutive year Mustang claims the title of world’s best-selling sports coupe. Mustang sales in Europe are up more than 27 per cent so far in 2019
  • Mustang’s market share in the global sports car segment is up half a point for 2018 over the previous year – to 15.4 percent – fuelled in part by the hot-selling Bullitt
  • 2,323 Mustang’s sold in the UK in 2018; 5% increase on 2017 sales; maintains top-10 status in best-selling sports coupe segment into 2019

As Ford marks Mustang’s 55th anniversary, enthusiasts everywhere are celebrating the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year.

From Australia to Peru, Mustang reigns as 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. “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.

published by Gauk

 

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