The Ford Motor Company's sixth-generation Mustang is not just dubbed as the world's most popular sports car in 2015, it is the best-selling sports car among women in the United States as well, according to global sales data.
Based on the sales data compiled by the IHS, the Ford Mustang has logged 76,124 cars across the world for the first half of the year, up 56 percent on last year's figure for the same period.
Additionally, the Mustang sports car has also registered 36 percent of the entire sports car purchases by women in 2015, which explains why it is also poised as the best-selling sports car among American women.
According to sources, this is the first year that the pony car is officially being sold outside of North America. Last winter, car distributors began selling the Mustang in the U.S. as well as in Asia. Sales in European markets have already commenced this summer.
"Women like it because it is a practical choice," Erich Merkle, Ford's U.S. sales analyst, told the press. "It looks great, and it provides good performance and fuel efficiency."
Interestingly, the sales analyst also added that women tend to pick the EcoBoost engine, which houses four cylinders and is deemed as the more efficient option, over the V6 and V8 engine versions. He also revealed that women drivers prefer the drop-top option than their male counterparts.
Currently, the right-hand-drive Mustang sports cars are reportedly in production, which, as reports point out, could increase further the rate of sales for the remaining half of the year.
It is worth noting that the sixth-generation car of Ford is slated to be sold in nearly 100 nations. About 25 of these countries, report says, are right-hand-drive markets.
Color-wise, initial sales in Europe, according to a report, reveal Magnetic Gray as well as Race Red as the most well-loved by buyers. In China, Race Red is on top of the list, followed by Black. Meanwhile, in the U.S. and in the Middle East, Black is the best-selling color.
To date, it is also reported that U.S. is the biggest market for this classic. In fact, Merkle calls the Ford Mustang as an "American icon."
In 2014, MX-5 Miata reportedly held the title that the Mustang sports car now has.