General Motors pulled the Chevrolet brand from Europe several years ago, but it has continued to sell the Chevrolet Camaro and C7 Corvette in many European countries. However, the cars have failed to sell in large numbers, especially in the United Kingdom where steering wheels are on the right-hand side.
In contrast, the Ford Mustang has pulled away in Europe and is now officially the continent’s best-selling sports car, according to Ford Authority. During its first full sales cycle in Europe, Europeans placed 15,000 orders for the Ford Mustang. Those residing in the United Kingdom especially like the Mustang—4,500 orders came from the UK alone.
Other countries leading the pony pack include France, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Finland and Greece.
The Ford Mustang made the switch to become a global sports car with its latest generation, which opened up markets such as Australia. Down under, specifically, is an important place for the Mustang after Ford officially ceased local production and de-fanged the Falcon with it.
Moving forward, General Motors is said to have green-lit the next generation Chevrolet Camaro to support right-hand drive, which would make it much friendlier for markets like Australia and Europe.