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Ford Mustang is the World's Best-Sold Sportscar in 2015, Customers Registered over 76,000 Cars

Some might say Ford took a risky decision by making their pony car available in Europe for the first time in the vehicle's half-a-century history, but in the end it proved to be a smart move.
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According to IHS Automotive global registration data, the new Ford Mustang is "the best-selling sports car on the globe during the first half of the year".
So, how was this possible?
Well, it seems like the Mustang can still attract customers, as from January to June 2015, customers registered no less than 76,124 new Ford Mustangs around the world, a figure that accounts for a 56 percent increase, if we compare it to last year's figures.

Moreover, Ford has recently started assembling the right-hand-drive Mustang at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant. As some of you might remember, the new 'Stang will reach 100 markets around the world, an all-time first for the beloved pony car.

But there's more. In the UK alone, the 2015 Ford Mustang generated 2,000 orders, with deliveries being scheduled to start this November.

According to Ford, 80 percent of UK buyers selected the fastback body style over the convertible, while 70 percent went for the 416-horsepower 5.0-litre V8 engine, instead of opting for the more fuel-efficient 317-horsepower 2.3-litre EcoBoost powerplant Ford is offering as a less thirsty alternative.

“Initial global response to the Mustang has been strong, and we are only in second gear,” said Stephen Odell, executive VP, Global Marketing, Sales and Service. “We continue accelerating production and global reach with right-hand-drive models now coming out of the plant.”

In other Mustang-related news, the 2016 'Stang started arriving at dealers, and the rumour mill suggests a facelifted 2018 Mustang will make an appearance with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Of course, don't take it for granted, but we'll keep you up to date as soon as we know more on this subject.

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