With over 125, 809 Mustang coupes and convertibles sold in 146 countries last year, the global demand for the Ford Mustang, which was introduced in Malaysia in 2016, has driven the Mustang to its third straight year as the best-selling sports coupe in the world. Mustang is the top-selling sports coupe worldwide in 2017 with more than one-third of its sales going to export markets, according to Ford analysis of IHS Markit global light vehicle registration data; this marks three straight years for Mustang as best-selling sports coupe
Erich Merkle, Ford Sales analyst says, “The world is falling in love with Mustang. It represents the best of American design, performance and freedom, with an unmistakable personality that’s appeals.”
Of the nearly 126,000 vehicles registered worldwide, demand remains particularly strong in China, where Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe last year based on 7,125 registrations. The most popular configuration worldwide is the Mustang GT with the 5.0-liter V8.
While sports cars have traditionally skewed toward male buyers in the United States, Mustang is increasingly finding favor with women. In an environment of relatively flat sports car sales to women, Ford research shows a 10 percent gain in women buying Mustang in the last five years.