As we await the launch of the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang, America’s favorite pony car has seen its sales lag behind the Dodge Challenger as of late, though both it and the Chevy Camaro are headed out to the muscular car pasture – at least in ICE form, anyway. Meanwhile, the Mustang will move forward as the last car of its kind still standing, and the launch of the brand new S650 generation should help spur up renewed interest in that particular model, too. But it isn’t just America where the Ford Mustang has long been a success – it has also been the world’s best-selling sports car over the past decade.
This news comes to us from S&P Global Mobility, though Ford’s own data reveals that the U.S. remains the biggest customer for the Mustang, with 78 percent of its global sales going to the model’s country of origin. However, the pony car continues to gain popularity in other parts of the world, posting sales increases of 17 percent in Germany, 14.4 percent in the UK, 14.9 percent in Switzerland, and 7.4 percent in the Middle East last year.
“We’re proud of the entire Mustang family, what it represents to Ford and especially our passionate Mustang owners and fans,” said Dave Bozeman, Vice President of Enthusiast Vehicles for Ford Blue and Ford Customer Service Division. “It’s our commitment to serving Mustang’s global community, from Atlanta to Adelaide and beyond, that has earned Mustang the honor of world’s best-selling sports car for 10 years combined.”
For now, there’s plenty for Mustang fans to look forward to in the coming years, aside from the launch of the all-new S650 model, which was designed to appeal to both traditional customers and the younger crowd. In fact, Ford Authority just spied a next-gen Shelby GT500 convertible mule out testing last week, as that range-topping model is expected to return in 2025 for the 2026 model year.
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A nice birthday present for our beloved Mustang!
A four seater is NOT a sports car! It’s a GT car.
lol, do muscle car, sports car have any meaning anymore? It seems like the marketing department at Ford just latches on to whatever “best-selling” category they can so I imagine if there is any truth to the Raptor Mustang and if it sells in any numbers I suppose it will also be the best selling “muscle car”, “sports car” and “sport utility vehicle” in the near future.