Ford Mustang Is Best-Selling Sports Coupe Globally; Customer Demand for Iconic Pony Car Continues to Rise

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DEARBORN, Mich., April 20, 2016 – In its first year of global availability, Ford Mustang became the world’s best-selling sports coupe. Demand for the iconic pony car remains insatiable.

According to company analysis of the most recent registration data from IHS Automotive, Ford sold around 110,000 Mustang Coupes globally in 2015 – topping all other sports coupe competitors.

That record was achieved despite limited availability for most of the year in such key markets like China and the United Kingdom. Additionally, Ford sold around 30,000 Mustang Convertibles, for total nameplate sales of 141,868 vehicles – making Mustang far and away the best-selling two-door sports car in the world.

“U.S. consumers have enjoyed interesting foreign sports cars for decades, so it was time for the Americans to return the favor with the worldwide launch of the new Mustang,” says Erich Merkle, Ford sales analyst. “Global markets have responded in a huge way. Ford Mustang was the only sports coupe in the world with more than 100,000 units registered last year.”

Global data for 2015 suggests Mustang has room to grow overseas this year as many markets begin to take delivery of their full allotment. So far, Merkle notes, global customers are most interested in V8-equipped Mustangs.

“While much of the growth in Mustang demand in the United States has come from coastal markets – especially Southern California – and millennials opting for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine, buyers in other countries prefer the V8,” he says. “That unmistakable V8 warble is a hot commodity outside the U.S.”

Mustang in Europe, Middle East and Africa
To date, more than 16,600 customers in Europe have ordered a Ford Mustang, which went on sale there last summer. Shipments from Flat Rock Assembly Plant, exclusive production home to Mustang, began in the latter half of 2015. Of the 13,000 sold last year, 4,700 are now in customer hands.

Several significant markets, including United Kingdom, began selling Mustang in the fourth quarter. Total sales there top 3,500 cars, with the first 1,000 pony cars delivered to customers in March.

In Germany, Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in March, according to data published by German Federal Motor Transport Authority, KBA. Despite relatively high gas prices, the 5.0-liter V8 is the No. 1 engine choice in Germany. The country also has the highest international take-rate for the convertible model, with one in three sales.

Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe last month in France, according to data from the Association Auxilliaire de l’Automobile. Ford sold 339 Mustangs in France in first-quarter 2016.

Incremental sales in South Africa, Cyprus and Malta are helping boost Mustang volume.

EcoBoost, V8 pony cars are big in Asia
In fourth-quarter 2015, Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in China as exports made their way to dealerships in volume, according to IHS registration data. Buyers in China favor EcoBoost versions.

In its first three months on sale in Australia, Mustang ranks as the best-selling sports coupe. Demand is so strong, the pony car was initially sold out through 2017, but an additional 2,000 Mustangs are slated to ship Down Under by the end of this year.

More than 90 percent of buyers in Australia and New Zealand are opting for the V8 version.

Mustang maintains leadership in North America
In March, Mustang sales of 12,563 cars in the United States outperformed sales of 12,248 for the new Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger combined, according to published figures. Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in the U.S. for all of 2015 and through the first quarter of 2016, according to industry-reported numbers.

In Canada, Mustang sales leadership is nothing new; it has outsold Camaro every year since 1985, according to data from the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association. Ford has the best-selling sports coupe in Canada.

And in Mexico, Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe last year, according to IHS registration data. Mustang sales were up 176 percent in Mexico in 2015 versus 2014.

Vallery Ford 50th Anniversary Celebration (1964)

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

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Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Vallery Ford Receives Accreditation from BBB

 

          (Waverly, OH) Vallery Ford announced today that it has met standards required by Better Business Bureau for accreditation with the organization.

Vallery Ford really wants potential customers to feel comfortable when choosing them. BBB seal will help customers understand who they are and the core values they believe in.

BBB Accreditation means Vallery Ford adheres to very high ethical standards. People know they can trust a company that has made the commitment to live up to BBB Code of Business Practices:

Build Trust, Advertise Honestly, Tell the Truth, Be Transparent, Honor Promises, Be Responsive, Safeguard Privacy, Embody Integrity.

Being affiliated with BBB shows Vallery Ford is one of a select group of businesses in our community that not only supports BBB’s services but also subscribes to the idea that ethical business is good business and that you “deliver trust” by treating the public in a fair and honest manner.

The Holidays are in Full Swing Already!

The main showroom windows are all decked out for the Christmas '13 season!

The main showroom windows are all decked out for the Christmas ’13 season!

Vallery Ford is gearing up for another exciting holiday season. With the Waverly, Ohio Jingle Bell Parade just a few days, the dealership always likes to help spread the Christmas cheer with a festive display.

This season, Vallery Ford is also spreading good will by donating $25 to the Pike County Outreach Food Pantry for each vehicle we sell! So, enjoy the decorations and, if you’re in the market for a car, consider shopping with us!

Vallerys to Support Outreach Food Pantry

Pike County Outreach Food Pantry assists families with groceries throughout the year.

Pike County Outreach Food Pantry assists families with groceries throughout the year.

Waverly, OH – Vallery Ford is pleased to announce its support of the Pike County Outreach Council Food Pantry. From Oct 15 – Dec. 15, Vallery Ford will donate $25 to the Outreach Food Pantry for each vehicle sold. Last year, over 1,200 was donated following a shorter giving campaign. This year, the dealership is hoping to surpass last’s years donation.

For more information about the Pike County Outreach Food Pantry, please visit http://www.pikecountyoutreach.com/pantry.shtml

Labor Day Sales Event

Vallery Ford is giving away a multitude of prizes during our 2013 Labor Day Sales Event. Register for your chance to win an iPad Mini, gift cards, and free oil changes. Stop by our showroom and enter anytime during regular business hours (m-f 8:30-6:00 PM, and Saturday from 8:30 – 4:00 PM). See a sales consultant for a free ticket and good luck!

Ford Fusion, Escape and Continue Record-Setting Pace

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WAVERLY, OH– Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales grew 14 percent in May, with cars up 9 percent, utilities up 15 percent and trucks up 18 percent. Retail sales increased 17 percent, marking the best May retail sales results since 2005.

Our fuel-efficient Fusion and Escape have set monthly sales records for four straight months,” said Vallery Ford General Manager John Emerine, “F-Series sales – fueled by construction growth and pent-up demand – reached their highest level in more than six years.”

Fusion posted its best-ever May sales of 29,553 vehicles – with its strongest areas of sales growth in the western and southeastern areas of the U.S.

The fuel-efficient Escape small utility posted its best-ever sales month since being introduced 13 years ago – a 26 percent increase with 29,123 vehicles sold last month.

America’s best-selling pickup, the F-Series had its strongest May sales result since 2005. F-Series’ 71,604 sales in May represented a 31 percent increase versus last year and its 22nd straight monthly sales increase.  

In addition, Ford announces its 2013 third-quarter North American production. The company plans to build 740,000 vehicles in the third quarter, up 10 percent from the 673,000 vehicles produced in the third quarter of 2012.

The third quarter plan includes the company’s recent announcement to add 40,000 vehicles from a reduced July summer shutdown and the addition of 200,000 units of annualized straight-time capacity starting in the fall of this year.

Second quarter production of 800,000 vehicles is unchanged from previous guidance.