The World’s Best-Selling Sports Car In 2019 Was The Ford Mustang

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If you said the Ford Mustang, then you were right, because the model has held on to the crown as the world’s best-selling sports coupe since 2015, and it was also the best-selling sports car last year.

Quoting data from HIS Markit, which defines two-door fixed-roof and open-top vehicles as sports coupes, the Dearborn automaker states that 102,090 units of the muscle car were registered globally in 2019. Sales in France nearly doubled, while in Germany and Poland rose by almost 50 percent.

“We’re proud of our growing Mustang stable and performance variants. From Sweden to Shanghai, more and more driving enthusiasts are enjoying the feeling of freedom and the American open road in these new Mustangs”, said COO Jim Farley. “We are honored to serve our owners, enthusiasts and fans for 56 years and counting”, he added, referring to the car’s 56th anniversary celebrated on April 17.

Up to 12 different versions of the Mustang are on sale in the United States, including the four-pot EcoBoost and V8 GT models.

In Europe, Ford is offering the Mustang in the fastback and convertible body styles, with the 291 PS (287 HP / 214 kW) 2.3-liter EcoBoost, with a six-speed manual transmission, and the 449 PS (443 HP / 332 kW) 5.0-liter V8 with a 10-speed auto or six-speed manual.

The sixth generation Mustang entered production in 2014 at the Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan and was facelifted three years later.