Ford has announced that the Mustang was the world’s best-selling “sports coupe” in 2015.
According to IHS Automotive registration data, Ford sold around 110,000 Mustang coupes and around 30,000 Mustang convertibles worldwide last year. While it’s unclear what Ford is defining as a “sports coupe,” the American automaker did say that the Ford Mustang was the only sports coupe globally to sell over 100,000 units in 2015. It’s worth noting that last year was also the first year Ford made its Mustang available globally.
Total nameplate sales for the Ford Mustang rang in at 141,868.
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To date, over 16,000 customers in Europe have ordered a Ford Mustang, which went on sale last summer. Other significant markets, like the United Kingdom, began selling the Ford Mustang in the fourth quarter and sales in the U.K. topped 3,500 cars. And in Germany, the Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in March, according to data published by German Federal Motor Transport Authority, KBA. Lastly, Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe last month in France, according to data from the Association Auxilliaire de l’Automobile. Ford said it sold 339 Mustangs in France during the first quarter of 2016.
In Asia, the Mustang is also proving popular, being the best-selling sports coupe in China during the fourth quarter of 2015. In the first three months on sale in Australia, the Mustang also ranked as the best-selling sports coupe with demand so strong that it is initially sold out through 2017. Now, Ford has slated an additional 2,000 units to ship by the end of the year to help meet demand.
Last month, Ford sold a total of 12,563 Mustangs in the U.S., besting the combined sales of the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger that totaled 12,248 collectively.
“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.”
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