Ford Mustang, the world’s best selling sports car

Posted: 26 April 2018 10:36 am
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In 2017, Ford sold more pony cars than any other sports car maker worldwide and in Australia.

The Ford Mustang outsold its sportscar competitors last year, with a total of 125,809 cars shipped to new owners. Since 2015, 418,000 Mustangs have been registered.

Global sales breakdown

Figures provided by IHS Markit include 95% of all new vehicle sales. Governments and agencies from 80 countries submitted the data.

Unsurprisingly, America sold the most Mustangs with 81,866 orders. Europe purchased 13,100 muscle cars from Ford, more than the ever popular Porsche 911. Porsche's home market of Germany bought the most Mustangs in all of the EU.

The Mustang was also popular in China, where dealerships made 7,125 sales. There too, the Mustang was the most popular sports coupe with motorists.

Mustang sales Australia

Here in Oz, 9,165 drivers signed up for a Mustang. The numbers are up massively from 2016, with almost 50% more Mustangs shifted in 2017. In May 2017 alone, a staggering 1,351 vehicles sold. Australia is Ford’s largest right-hand drive market for the famous muscle car, as the UK amassed just 2,211 orders.

Most popular Mustang model

According to Ford, the most popular Mustang model is the GT spec with a 5.0-litre V8. The list price for a Mustang GT Fastback in Australia is $62,433.

Why is the Mustang so popular in Australia?

Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia President and CEO, said the Mustang is an iconic vehicle with an undying appeal.

“There is certainly an element of desirability for the Mustang here in Australia. Its iconic look turns heads, and with performance to back that up, its broad appeal becomes clear when you go for a drive in one – you don’t even have to be the one behind the wheel to enjoy it.”

Ford’s Australian sales director said the company had secured an additional supply of right-hand drive models.

“We’ve worked with the team in Detroit to help reduce the wait for Australian customers. We secured an additional supply of right-hand drive Mustangs, which has helped those looking to own this icon realise the goal sooner.”

Looking to buy a Mustang?

If you're considering buying a Mustang, check out our comparison of Ford car financing options and our guide on Ford Mustang insurance prices as well.

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