The Ford Mustang has been an icon for years, practically defining the American muscle car. And over the years, its popularity has only grown – leading it to be the top selling sports coupe in the world for three years in a row.

The 2018 Ford Mustang continued the streak started by earlier model years, with nearly 126,000 purchased last year worldwide. According to IHS Markit research, this makes the 2018 Ford Mustang the best-selling sports coupe. And while the majority of purchases were made right here in the United States, nearly a third were exports – in fact, the Ford Mustang was purchased in 146 countries in 2017.

What makes the 2018 Ford Mustang such a global phenomenon? Well for starters, there’s the bold styling that blends the classic look of the older models with a lean modern feel. Then of course there’s the engine – a 5.0-liter V8 engine with more power than previous versions, which works with a new 10-speed transmission for outstanding driving dynamics.

Inside, drivers can enjoy some of the most innovative technology on the market. Tech features include driver assist features like pre-collision assist and SYNC® Connect, as well as an available all-digital LCD instrument cluster. The instrument cluster even includes the ability for drivers to personalize their ride, from selecting different views for different weather conditions, and using Mustang MyMode to save their preferred settings for steering, suspension, and more.

It’s easy to see why the 2018 Ford Mustang has enchanted drivers all over the world. If you visit O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville to you can see for yourself what makes it so special – just search “Ford dealer near me.” Louisville drivers can fall in love with the world’s top selling sport coupe with a test drive here at our Shelbyville Ford dealership.