Saturday, April 18, 2020

On Its 56th Birthday, the Ford Mustang Celebrates Two Global Sales Crowns


On its nameplate’s 56th birthday, Ford is celebrating two global sales crowns—the world’s best-selling sportscar and its fifth straight best-selling sports coupe title. This is on top of being America’s best-selling sportscar 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 honored to serve our owners, enthusiasts and fans for 56 years and counting.”

The Ford 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.

Last year 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. IHS Markit global vehicle registrations are compiled from government and other sources, and capture 95 percent of global new vehicle volumes in more than 80 countries.

The Mustang was first introduced to the world on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. Since then, it’s been in continuous production with six generations, the most recent one of which was introduced in 2015 (refreshed in 2018).

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