The Ford Mustang is again the world's best-selling sports coupe

For the third year in a row
by Jason Tulio | Apr 24, 2018

The Ford Mustang turns 54 this year, but its popularity is as steadfast as ever. The analysts over in Dearborn, Michigan have just revealed that it was once again the world's best-selling sports coupe in 2017. That makes it three years in a row for the old 'Stang.

"The world is falling in love with Mustang,” says Ford sales analyst Erich Merkle. “Mustang represents the best of American design, performance and freedom, with an unmistakable personality that’s appeals—regardless of your post code.”

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The sports coupes counted in this tally include two-door and convertible models. A total of 125,809 Mustang units were sold last year, with more than one-third of those sales coming from global markets. The most popular variant, of course, was the 5.0-liter V8 GT. Since global exports began in 2015, Ford has sold 418,000 Mustangs worldwide. Who knew that muscle cars were still in such high demand outside of the US?

Interesting to note is the increase in female buyers. Traditionally, the Mustang has been mostly purchased by men. But over the last five years, Ford has noted a 10% increase in women purchasing the car. 

Congratulations, Ford! As for Mustang sales in the Philippines, we suspect that the numbers will increase now that there's a manual convertible option available. 

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