Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Ford Mustang Is World's Best-Selling Sports Car

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Ford Mustang Is World's Best-Selling Sports Car

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Byline: Iain Curry

THE best-selling sports car on the planet.

Sounds like something to brag about, and Ford isn't shying away in declaring its Mustang the global sales champ for last year.

According to IHS Markit global new vehicle registration data, in 2016 the iconic Pony Car was bought in more numbers than any other sports car across the world.

Some may argue it's not a "true" sports car - especially in four-cylinder guise - but with rear-wheel-drive, coupe body and thumping 5.0-litre V8 up front we're happy to allow it.

Some 150,000 Mustangs were bought globally in 2016 - from Poland to New Caledonia to India - with 6208 of those sales registering in Australia.

Mustang was our runaway best-selling sports car of 2016, the popular Ford thumping the likes of the Mazda MX-5 (1577 sales), Toyota 86 (2068), Hyundai Veloster (2232), BMW 2 Series (2159) and Mercedes C-Class Coupe/Convertible (2524).

It was also best-selling sports car all over Europe, including France, Sweden, Hungary, Romania, Finland and Greece. …

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