Ford Mustang Becomes The Planet’s Best-Selling Sports Coupe For 2015

The Mustang is on a mission to conquer the planet and the first signs tell that it’s doing a mighty fine job.

According to IHS Automotive, the Ford Mustang was the top-selling sports coupe worldwide in 2015, and the only one to pass the 100,000 mark in sales.

Ford actually sold 110,000 Coupes and 30,000 Convertibles in the previous year, with the Mustang now being available for purchase in 140 countries, including Australia where the model was practically sold out through 2017 before our mates down under received an extra allotment of cars.

What’s more impressive though is that the record was achieved despite the limited availability for most of the previous year in markets like China and the UK.

“U.S. consumers have enjoyed interesting foreign sports cars for decades, so it was time for the Americans to return the favor with the worldwide launch of the new Mustang,” says Erich Merkle, Ford sales analyst. “Global markets have responded in a huge way. Ford Mustang was the only sports coupe in the world with more than 100,000 units registered last year.”

More than 16,600 customers have already ordered a Mustang in Europe, with 4,700 of them delivered. The iconic Ford topped the charts in Germany and France last month with UK customers already buying 3,500 cars.

Customers in China prefer the EcoBoost versions over the V8 with Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom opting for the range-topping 5.0-litre version of the Mustang.

As for the US, Ford sold 12,563 Mustangs in March, outperforming sales of the new Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger combined, with the same happening in Canada.

PHOTO GALLERY

Believe It Or Not, This Is The One, True Playboy Car – And It Can Be Yours

This obscure American oddity is coming up for auction next month in Hershey.

Nissan Recalls More Than 215,000 Sedans And SUVs Over Brake Fluid-Related Fire Risk

Nissan has found a fault with the brake systems of the Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder and QX60.

Delivery Mileage McLaren Senna For $1.6 Million Is Almost A Bargain

It’s not exactly affordable, but it’s ‘just’ $500k more than the official price tag.

Widebody Divo Would Make A Much Wilder Chiron-Based Bugatti

Bugatti reportedly has three more models in the pipeline, and one of them is a more hardcore Chiron.

Camaro, Blazer And Corvette ZR1 Are The Sharp End Of Chevy’s Lineup

The sporting spirit is alive and well at Chevrolet, and these are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Mercedes GLE Vs BMW X5: A Tale Of Two Brand-New German Premium SUVs

The GLE, formerly known as the ML, and the BMW X5 have been direct rivals since the late ’90s.

2019 Suzuki Jimny Is A Breath Of Fresh Air Among All Those ‘Urban Crossovers’

Despite its shortcomings, the old Jimny had a cult following, and its successor follows the same formula.

Seat Tarraco Is A Possible Candidate To Get The Cupra Treatment

The Spanish automaker wants to broaden its performance sub-brands portfolio, and the Tarraco would fit the bill.

What If Renault Reinvented The Iconic F1-Powered Espace For The 21st Century?

Like its ancestor, it would use a wild carbon bodywork and be powered by Renault’s Formula 1 powerplant.

Long-Wheelbase Peugeot 508 Is A China-Bound Good Looking Sedan

Chinese customers love extra room at the back and, like other automakers, Peugeot is only too happy to oblige.