Ford Mustang is Best-selling Sports Car in World, U.S.

The Ford Mustang was awarded two global sales crowns, earning the world’s best-selling sports car and its fifth straight best-selling sports coupe title. Mustang has been America’s best-selling sports car for the last 50 years.
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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500
The Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the U.S. and the world, according to IHS Markit data. Pictured is the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. // Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The Ford Mustang was awarded two global sales crowns, earning the world’s best-selling sports car and its fifth straight best-selling sports coupe title. Mustang has been America’s best-selling sports car for the last 50 years.

Mustang sold 102,090 units, according to the most recent new vehicle registration data from IHS Markit, making it the best-selling sports car in the world in 2019. During this period, Mustang sales in Germany increased 33 percent, sales in Poland rose by nearly 50 percent, and sales nearly doubled in France.

Last year also marked the fifth consecutive year that Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in the world. Sports coupes, as defined by IHS, include two-door and convertible models.

“We’re proud of our growing Mustang stable and performance variants,” says Jim Farley, COO of Ford. “From Sweden to Shanghai, more and more driving enthusiasts are enjoying the feeling of freedom and the American open road in these new Mustangs. We are honored to serve our owners, enthusiasts, and fans for 56 years and counting.”

Ford continues to add personalization and technology options to its Mustang lineup. It offers up to 12 models globally. Variants include EcoBoost and GT models, each with two Performance Pack options; Mustang BULLITT; Mustang Shelby GT350 and available Handling Pack; Shelby GT350R; and Shelby GT500 with Handling Pack and Carbon Fiber Track pack options.

IHS Markit global vehicle registrations are compiled from government data and other sources and capture 95 percent of global new vehicle volumes in more than 80 countries. Sports cars include those in the IHS Markit Global Sports Car segment.

Mustang is America’s best-selling sports car over the last 50 years based on Ford’s analysis of 1966-2018 total U.S. new vehicle cumulative registrations for all sports car segments supplied by IHS Markit.

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