Last month the Ford Mustang celebrated its 56th birthday. The Mustang also celebrated earning the award for being the world’s best-selling sports car and its fifth straight best-selling sports coupe title. The Mustang is also America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years. Quite an achievement on all fronts.
102,090 Ford Mustang units were sold last year, according to the most recent new vehicle registration data from IHS Markit, making it the best-selling sports car in the world in 2019. In Germany, Mustang sales increased by 33 per cent, in Poland sales rose by nearly 50 per cent and in France, they almost doubled.
Since the sixth-generation Mustang global exports began back in 2015 right through to the end of 2019, Ford has sold 633,000 Mustangs in total in 146 countries around the world.
2019 also marks the fifth consecutive year that the Ford Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in the world. Sports coupes, as defined by IHS Markit, include two-door and convertible models.
Ford sold 9,900 Mustangs in Europe in 2019, which is a 3 per cent increase year-on-year, with 1,300 being sold here in the UK.
Over here in Europe For offer the Mustang in fastback and convertible body styles, with a choice of a 449 PS 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine with 10-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmissions, and a 291 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with a six-speed manual transmission.
The special edition Mustang BULLITT is fitted with an upgraded 460 PS 5.0-litre V8 engine and comes in the fastback body style with a choice of Shadow Black or classic Dark Highland Green exterior colours, and special exterior and interior details unique to this edition.
Jim Farley, chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company said of the achievements: “We’re proud of our growing Mustang stable and performance variants. From Sweden to Shanghai, more and more driving enthusiasts are enjoying the feeling of freedom and the American open road in these new Mustangs. We are honoured to serve our owners, enthusiasts and fans for 56 years and counting.”
To find out more about the latest Ford Mustang, please visit: www.ford.com
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers, professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Ford Motor Company