So far this year, the new Mustang is the worldâ€™s best-selling sports car
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
In the first half of the year, 76,124 new Mustangs were registered across the globe, which accounts for a 56 percent increase over the same period last year. Clearly the 2015 Mustang is a hit, and its reach across the world is about to extend as right-hand drive models are rolling out of Flat Rock to feed the demand in places like the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Cyprus, Malta, and a smattering of Caribbean islands
â€œCustomers in Europe and right-hand drive markets around the world have been waiting more than half a century for the official Mustang experience, so itâ€™s no surprise that we are seeing huge demand for Mustangs in these regions,â€ Stephen Odell, executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service at Ford, said. â€œItâ€™s taken the support of customers in every corner of the globe to achieve the position of the worldâ€™s best-selling sports car.â€
Sales were up in the United States by 70 percent in August, overtaking the Chevy Camaro for best-selling sports car in the states, but the pent-up demand for the latest Mustang globally is clear. Over 8,000 orders have been placed in Europe, and not surprisingly, customers there are hungry for bold colors and V-8 power, which mirrors for those UK orders we recently told you about.
â€œInitial global response to the Mustang has been strong, and we are only in second gear,â€Â Stephen added. â€œWe continue accelerating production and global reach with right-hand-drive models now coming out of the plant.â€
Down under, customers await the arrival of 3,000 right-hand drive Mustangs that were ordered, which will further bolster the popularity of the latest Mustang.