Buyers have plenty of options to choose from, but when it comes to sports coupes, Ford Mustang is king. In a Wednesday solution, the Ford Mustang said raised the crown to the best-selling sports coup globally.
It's the fourth year in progress, the Ford Mustang has earned the title. It probably has something to do with its global availability in markets where key rivals are not sold or sold in very low numbers. The current generation Mustang was also designed for right-drive markets; For example, the Chevrolet Camaro was not. Mustang remains a top seller in the US, Europe and Australia. Around the world, Ford put 113,066 Mustangs in the hands of cars in 2018 in 146 different countries.
Ford Mustang GT near Clay and Taylor streets in San Francisco (Matt Dayka / For Motor Authority)
a 0.5 percent increase in Mustang sales around the world. Mustang is also the best-selling sports car in the US, its home market. Of the 113,066 Mustangs sold globally, Americans purchased 75,842 of them or 67 percent.
Ford added that more than 500,000 sixth-generation Mustangs are sold worldwide.
Ford Mustang GT near San Francisco's Coit Tower (Matt Dayka / For Motor Authority)
Ford has plenty in history in years for the popular pony car. The brand introduces the EcoBoost High Performance package to the turbo-4-powered version of the car. In addition, the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 updates its aerodynamics, suspension and tires. Finally, 2020 Shelby GT500 will launch later this year and create a welcome halo effect for retailers. Something similar occurred when Dodge rolled out the Challenger Demon. In the US, Challenger was the only vehicle in the muscle car segment to send a 3 percent revenue increase to be precise. Dodge sold 66,716 challengers in the US in 2018. The Mustang sales actually fell 7.4 percent domestic. Mustang's main nemesis, Camaro, has deteriorated.
Chevy & # 39; s pony car found only 50,963 homes in 2018 and experienced an annual decline in sales of 25 percent. The sixth generation Camaro has failed to exploit the same passion that the fifth generation of car did when it returned from a year-long hiatus in 2010.