Ford Mustang Is World’s Best-Selling Sports Coupe For 4th Straight Year

On the eve of its 55th anniversary, the Ford Mustang has also retained its title of ‘World’s best-selling sports coupe’, a crown it hasn’t relinquished in four years.

Ford sold no fewer than 113,066 units of the Mustang in 2018, with sales in Europe up more than 27% thus far in 2019. Meanwhile, the nameplate’s market share is up half a point for 2018 over the previous year, reaching 15.4 percent.

In the US, 75,842 units were moved, spurred on by the new Bullitt version. As for the UK, 2,323 Mustangs were sold throughout last year, representing an increase of 5% over 2017, maintaining the car’s top 10 status in the best-selling sports coupe segment well into this year too.

“We broke the mould when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets. “Nothing says freedom, the wind in your hair and the joy of driving like Mustang; it’s an icon. The roar of its V8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most popular sports coupe in the world.”

Based on worldwide Ford sales data, the Mustang was available for purchase in 146 countries in 2018 and over 500,000 sixth-gen models have been sold globally since 2015 – including over 45,000 units in Europe.

Speaking of Europe, the Mustang’s top 20 countries on the old continent are (in alphabetical order): Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.

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  • Mr. EP9

    And no doubt the Ecoboost performance pack will only help it sell more. At least that’s my hope.

  • LJ

    The Mustang has a universal appeal that’s made it the favorite car of millions of people, myself included.

  • TB

    Didn’t the head of GM say something to the effect of “…they’ve (Ford) been eating our lunch leftovers..? Umm…4 years is a hell of a feast!

  • Jay

    Well of course it is, look at that beauty. I was with everyone else hating the new front end but it has grown one me.

  • SteersUright

    Until this is a better, ie lighter, drivers car, I’d never buy one. Thats just my taste & preferences.
    That said, it sure is a beauty and Im very happy to see them find success. Hopefully this meant that we can all expect a much improved next-gen Mustang GT on the horizon, along with encouraging Ford to keep sports cars in the lineup period.

  • ErnieB

    I am infatuated with mustangs.. those new GT500 are just beautiful.. and that exhaust note .. wow! Only thing they need is slighty better quality interior materials..

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Gorgeous car.

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    but in norway it wasnt the moust populare sportscoupe, in norway the winner was porsche 911 but the Mustang was nr 2 on the list, while the bmw i8 was nr 3



  • eb110americana

    “We broke the mould when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets.

    Anyone else find this quote hilariously ironic as commentary on selling the most copies of a given car? “Broke the mould” means there would be no more!

  • ChrisInIL

    ….and not an EV in the bunch.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I hope the next one is smaller, and makes better use of space. I think that’s the major thing holding this car back from even greater sales.

  • PJ

    I happily contributed to the 2018 sales stats: Shelby GT350 purchase. =)

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