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The Current-Generation Ford Mustang Is On Top Of The World, Sales-Wise

Executives at Ford must have suspected they had a winning car on their hands when they decided to produce the new, sixth-generation Ford Mustang in right-hand drive for the first time, but the magnitude of its success might still have come as a surprise.

As Automotive News reports, the Ford Mustang is a global sales star, with roughly 27,000 right-hand-drive examples sold across 25 markets since the start of production about a year ago. In the UK, Ford has a 7-month order backlog for the less-potent EcoBoost model, and a 9-month backlog for the V8-powered GT. Australian buyers are facing waits of up to 10 months, and the Ford Mustang has become the automaker’s second-best-selling model there, behind the mid-size Ranger pickup.

“We are always trying to eke out one more right-hand-drive unit if we can,” says Ford Mustang Chief Engineer Carl Widmann. “We’ve exceeded expectations overall. We’re getting happy customers across a lot of different regions.”

Of course, the Ford Mustang has done well in left-hand-drive markets, as well, selling in numbers of nearly 6,000 in Germany to-date. It’s the top-selling sportscar there, as well as in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. Even here in the US, the current Ford Mustang is trouncing the competition; this year through August, Ford’s pony car had accumulated a 33,000-unit lead over Chevrolet’s redesigned Camaro. US Mustang sales are down 6.8-percent year-to-date, but the Camaro’s decline is more than double that, says Automotive News.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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