Global demand for the new 2018 Ford Mustang has driven it to a third straight year as the best-selling sports coupe in the world. Global registrations in 2017 totalled 125,809 cars, putting it ahead of all other sports coupe competitors worldwide.
“The world is falling in love with Mustang,” says Erich Merkle, Ford sales analyst. “It represents the best of American design, performance and freedom, with an unmistakable personality that appeals – regardless of your post code.”
Of the 2017 worldwide registrations, Ford reported 81,866 of those were in the US, meaning just over one-third of all registrations are occurring in export markets.
Ford sold 13,100 Mustangs in Europe last year and outsold the Porsche 911 in 13 European markets, including the U.K. and Spain.
Demand also remains particularly strong in China, where Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe last year.
For the 2018 model a raft of advanced driving technologies have been introduced. Most notable are MagneRide® adjustable suspension, selectable Drive Modes and a new Active Valve Performance Exhaust that delivers an innovative ‘Good Neighbour’ mode for early-morning or late-night driving.
New driver assistance technologies include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Keeping Aid.
In addition, a special edition Ford Mustang Bullitt celebrating the famous film’s 50th anniversary begins production for Europe in June.
Available in Shadow Black or classic Dark Highland Green, Mustang Bullitt is powered by an uprated 5.0-litre V8 engine that will deliver an anticipated 464 PS and 529 Nm of torque. New rev-matching technology will deliver smooth, seamless gear-changes accompanied by a sporty V8 “blip” during six-speed manual transmission downshifts. A standard B&O PLAY premium audio system will deliver 1000 watts of power through 12-high performance speakers.
We have a review coming soon of the 2017 Mustang, and hope to get the 2018 model later this year. Watch this space!
For more information head over to the Ford website: https://www.ford.co.uk/cars/mustang