A recent research conducted by IHS Markit Data found that the Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car on a global scale. Although the stunning sports car was introduced in the U.S. long back, the company has recently pushed the boundaries of the regional market, making it available worldwide. The result? More than 45,000 Mustang sports cars are sold in 2016, registering 101% growth from 2015.
Six New Countries to Witness Launch of 2018 Mustang
Now available across more than 140 countries of the world, customers outside the U.S. are increasingly inclined to buy the sixth generation version of the car, accounting for nearly a quarter of sales. The 2018 Mustang is expected to be launched in six new countries that include Ivory Coast, Brazil, and the Palau Islands.
Strangely enough, the IHS completely avoided specifying the definition of a sports car when it comes to its rankings. Moreover, it did not reveal data about who the first runner-up sports car in the competition is. The only confirmation received was the accuracy of Ford’s analysis. The IHS has also tracked the popularity of the Porsche 911, BMW 4 Series, the Mazda MX-5, and the Nissan 370z.
China and Germany Exhibit Greatest Demand
Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and other organizations, the Ford Mustang GT is being increasingly being used as a cop car in Germany. Eclipsing the sales of Audi TT and Porsche 911, the American muscle car has been sold at a great pace in spite of the sky-rocketing fuel prices in the country. A cult hit in China, the number of Mustangs sold was more than 88,432 during January 2017. It set the best-ever monthly sales record for that year.
Flaunting the newest 10-speed transmission alongside an upgraded capacity of 5-liter V8, the car is likely to retain its popularity over the oncoming years.