Ford Mustang, the Best Selling Sports Car Globally for 2016

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SURGE IN EXPORTS MAKES FORD MUSTANG BEST-SELLING SPORTS CAR ON THE PLANET FOR 2016

  • Ford Mustang, top-selling sports car in the U.S. over the last 50 years, became best-selling sports car in the world in 2016, according to Ford analysis of IHS Markit global automotive registration data in the sports car segment
  • International markets fuel Mustang sales growth in 2016, with global sales up 6 percent over 2015; number of Mustangs exported is doubling every year, with more than 98,000 total cars shipped to customers outside of U.S. since 2015, according to Ford data
  • Once only available in North America, Mustang is now sold in 140 countries; six more countries to be added this year
  • New Mustang arrives this fall with sleeker design, more advanced technology and improved performance

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DEARBORN, Mich., April 25, 2017 – Ford Mustang has been the best-selling sports car in the United States over the last 50 years, and now, thanks to growth in international markets, the iconic pony car is the most popular sports car in the world, according to Ford analysis of IHS Markit new vehicle registration data in the sports car segment.

Mustang expanded its sales lead in 2016 as the world’s best-selling sports car with more than 150,000 Mustangs sold, according to IHS Markit new vehicle registration data. Overall global sales increased 6 percent over 2015, fueled by international market growth up 101 percent with almost 45,000 Mustang vehicles sold outside the United States.

Mustang’s ascension to best-selling sports car in the world in 2016 was driven largely by continued global rollout that saw big sales gains in Germany and China, as well as the car’s introduction to smaller nations such as New Caledonia, Gibraltar and Bonaire. Since launching in China in 2015, Mustang has become the best-selling sports car in the world’s biggest auto market. Sales in 2016 were up 74 percent over 2015, according to HIS Markit new vehicle registrations.

“The legacy of Mustang continues to grow, and in places it never reached before,” said Mark Schaller, Ford Mustang marketing manager. “We continue to make it available in new markets, and drivers in those markets continue to respond with resounding approval.”

For decades many global Mustang enthusiasts went to great lengths to get their hands on Ford’s fast, fun and affordable sports car. Recognizing this passion, Ford decided that in 2015 it would take its iconic Mustang to markets across the world.

Ford’s data shows more than 395,000 sixth-generation Mustangs have been produced at Flat Rock Assembly Plant since 2015 and of that, 98,000 have been shipped to customers outside of the United States. From 2015 to 2016, Ford doubled the percentage of exports to 17.5 percent and the company expects export growth to continue, reaching 30 percent for the 2017 Mustang.

Mustang – with more than 8.4 million likes – is the most-liked vehicle on Facebook. It is now available in 140 countries across all continents other than Antarctica. This year, availability of the 2018 Mustang will expand to six new countries, including Brazil, the Palau Islands and the Ivory Coast, with three additional markets announced later.

For 2018, worldwide Mustang fans will see a more athletic look highlighted by new front and rear design, more advanced technologies such as an available 12-inch all-digital instrument panel, and the availability of improved performance features such as an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, MagneRide™ damping system and new active valve performance exhaust system.

https://media.ford.com/content/ford...g-2016-best-selling-sports-car-on-planet.html


21 MUSTANG IMAGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD


NORTH AMERICA:

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NORWAY:

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PORTUGAL:

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SCOTLAND:

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SOUTH AFRICA:

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SWEDEN:

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SWITZERLAND:

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AUSTRALIA:

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AUSTRIA:

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BELGIUM:

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DUBAI:

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CHINA:

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ENGLAND:

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FRANCE:

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GERMANY:

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CAMBODIA:

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INDIA:

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IRELAND:

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LAOS:

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MALAYSIA:

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NEW CALEDONIA:

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Camaro6 member said:

Must all be rental sales
If you deduct 35% of the sales because they are fleet and devide by the 8 years the Camaro was out of production you can clearly see the Camaro is the best selling car in the universe
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Just imagine how many they would sale if they would actually make enough and send them overseas. People on crazy waiting lists. But maybe limiting supply is part of the marketing hype.
 

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Seen a few during my travels this year. Neat to see the Mustang crossing the pond.
 

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This is just awesome...peep the lady in India checking her out!
 

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I don't think everyone understands the gravity of the Mustang's global success. With the success of the S550 platform, just imagine how much larger the budget could be for R&D in future platforms. Not to mention, the introduction of new aftermarket companies, which will lead to more competition and better prices for us. Is it just me or does the S550 just feel special? The chassis is like The Beatles igniting Mustang love everywhere! :headbang:
 

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That's great they enjoy the sales success but I have absolutely no clue why they called it a "sports" car.
 

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That's great they enjoy the sales success but I have absolutely no clue why they called it a "sports" car.
Because that's what it is and the ultimate goal of Ford.
 

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It's all semantics.

To some people a sports car is only a small two seat convertible like a Triumph or MG.

To me a sports car is any car that puts performance and racy styling in front of economy, hauling, etc. I would have gone a step further an said it had to have two doors, but these days there are a few sedans that also qualify. Though I'd say putting "S" after the car's name doesn't mean the family sedan is now a sports car.

So I'd say a Mustang is a sports car, and a pony car, and depending on how you look it at, which version, also a muscle car.

But toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe.
 

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Sports Car; as defined by the Automotive Insurance industry.




But they're Sports Coupes, Grand Tourers.
 

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