The Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] sixth-generation Mustang is already the top selling sports car in the world over the first six months of the year, based on data compiled by industry source IHS Automotive, and at the current rate of sales it’s poised to be the world’s most popular sports car for 2015. Mazda’s MX-5 Miata held the title for 2014.
According to the data, 76,124 Mustangs were registered globally in the first six months of the year, up 56 percent on 2014’s figure for the same period. This makes sense as 2015 is the first year that the Mustang is officially being sold outside of North America. Sales in the United States and Asia began last winter, and Mustangs made their way to European markets this summer.
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And the rate of sales should continue to grow over the remaining half of the year now that right-hand-drive Mustangs are in production. The sixth-generation car is destined to be sold in close to 100 countries, and about 25 of these are right-hand-drive markets.
And which colors are most popular? Initial sales show that in Europe, Magnetic Gray and Race Red are the most popular. Race Red is also the top choice for customers in China, followed by Black. Meanwhile, Black takes the top spot in both the U.S. and the Middle East.
Naturally, the U.S. remains the biggest market for the Mustang. The car is also poised to outsell the Chevrolet Camaro here for the first time in six years, though that may change in 2016 when the sixth-generation Camaro enjoys its first full year on the market.