Ford Mustang is World’s Best-Selling Sports Coupe for Third Straight Year

• Ford sold 125,809 Mustang coupes and convertibles in 146 countries last year 

• Mustang has enjoyed 10 percent sales growth with women buyers over the last five years 

 • Mustang was the top-selling sports coupe worldwide in 2017 with more than one-third of its sales going to export markets, according to Ford analysis of IHS Markit global  

     light vehicle registration data; this marks three straight years for Mustang as best-selling sports coupe

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 May 2018 – Global demand for the Ford Mustang, which was introduced in Malaysia in 2016, has driven the Mustang to its third straight year as the best-selling sports coupe in the world.

Global Mustang registrations in 2017 totaled 125,809 cars, according to Ford analysis of the most recent new light vehicle registration data from IHS Markit. This data – compiled from government and other sources and capturing 95 percent of global new vehicle volumes in more than 80 countries – puts Mustang ahead of all other sports coupe competitors worldwide.

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

Of the nearly 126,000 vehicles registered worldwide, Ford reported 81,866 of those were registered in the United States, meaning just over one-third of all Mustang registrations are occurring in export markets. Demand remains particularly strong in China, where Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe last year based on 7,125 registrations.

The most popular configuration worldwide is the Mustang GT with the 5.0-liter V8.

While sports cars have traditionally skewed toward male buyers in the United States, Mustang is increasingly finding favor with women. In an environment of relatively flat sports car sales to women, Ford research shows a 10 percent gain in women buying Mustang in the last five years.

Since global exports began in 2015, through December 2017, Ford has sold 418,000 Mustangs around the world.

Sports coupes, as defined by IHS Markit, include two-door and convertible models.

Malaysians who are interested in owning this world’s best-selling coupe can call 012-3333873 for further information.

About Ford Motor Company 
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit

About Sime Darby Auto Connexion 

Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sime Darby Motors. SDAC has been the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia since April 2008 and currently manages the brand exclusively in the various parts of the value chain such as importation, distribution and retail.

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