Originally when the Ford Mustang debuted in the 1960s it was only sold in the US. Now over 50 years later, the Mustang is available in 140 countries around the world. Thanks to the increased availability and demand for the iconic Mustang, Ford has announced that it was the best-selling car in the world in 2016, the second year in a row.
Last year over 150,000 Mustangs were sold, according to IHS Markit new vehicle registration data. Overall global sales increased 6 percent over 2015, thanks to the increased international market growth, which was up 101 percent with almost 45,000 Mustang vehicles sold outside the United States. Ford saw big sales gains in Germany and China, as well as the car’s introduction to smaller nations such as New Caledonia, Gibraltar and Bonaire.
“The legacy of Mustang continues to grow, and in places it never reached before,” said Mark Schaller, Ford Mustang marketing manager. “We continue to make it available in new markets, and drivers in those markets continue to respond with resounding approval.”
This year, availability of the 2018 Mustang will expand to six new countries, including Brazil, the Palau Islands and the Ivory Coast.