18/04/2019

Happy Birthday Mustang!

World's Best Selling Sports Co

55 years ago today, the Ford Mustang made its debut in New York City!

While Mustang owners around the world will be celebrating perhaps with a cruise behind the wheel of their favourite Mustang, Ford is also celebrating the 4th year of the Mustang being the best-selling sports coupe in the world!

See story below:

MUSTANG CLAIMS TITLE OF BEST-SELLING SPORTS COUPE IN THE WORLD FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR

  • Ford celebrates Mustang’s 55th anniversary today – National Mustang Day – 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 as well as best-selling sports car in New Zealand
  • 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 (sold out in NZ)

DEARBORN, Mich., AUCKLAND, New Zealand April 18, 2019 – As Ford marks Mustang’s 55th anniversary on this National Mustang Day, enthusiasts everywhere are celebrating the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year.

From New Zealand to Peru, Mustang reigns as the best-selling sports coupe in the world for 2018, selling 113,066 cars, according to data from IHS Markit. 2018 not only marks the fourth straight year of Mustang’s global leadership as world’s best-selling sports coupe, but also as best-selling sports car in the United States, where Ford sold 75,842 Mustangs last year.

“We broke the mold 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, with the pony picking up an additional half point of global share last year to capture 15.4 percent of the segment. This was fueled in part by the new Mustang Bullitt, which exceeded global sales forecasts by 25 per cent.

Global sales data are based on IHS Markit 2018 total new vehicle registrations for all sports car segments. U.S. sales are based on 2018 industry reported sales.





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