CHANDAN B MALLIK, Kolkata: Today is the official Mustang Day, the day when the nameplate celebrates its 56th birthday with aficionados worldwide. And to ensure the ubiquitous Mustang stays on top, there are two global sales crowns it can firmly bank on. First, it has earned the world’s best-selling sports car accolade and its fifth straight best-selling sports coupe title. Mustang is also America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years.
“We’re proud of our growing Mustang stable and performance variants,” said Jim Farley, chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company. “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.”
Fueled by its greatest-ever performance lineup, Mustang sold 102,090 units, according to the most recent new vehicle registration data from IHS Markit, making it the best-selling sports car in the world in 2019. During this period, Mustang sales in Germany increased 33 percent, in Poland sales rose by nearly 50 percent, and in France, they nearly doubled.
The year 2019 also marks the fifth consecutive year that Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in the world. Sports coupes, as defined by IHS Markit, include two-door and convertible models.
That’s not all. There’s more to come as Ford’s Mustang customers can go in for bespoke factory personalisation and technology options, Ford keeps up the Mustang momentum with the nameplate’s greatest-ever performance line-up.
With up to 12 enthusiast models available globally, Ford offers customers a new golden age of Mustang performance. These Mustang variants include EcoBoost® and GT models each with two Performance Pack options, Mustang BULLITT, Mustang Shelby® GT350 and available Handling Pack, Shelby GT350R, plus Shelby GT500 with Handling Pack and Carbon Fiber Track Pack options.