Mustang Celebrates 56th Birthday

DEARBORN, Mich., April 17, 2020 – This Mustang Day – the nameplate’s 56th birthday – Mustang can now celebrate two global sales crowns, earning world’s best-selling sports car 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 the global momentum we’re building around Mustang, and on our sports car’s 56th birthday, we honor our owners, enthusiasts and fans that continue to keep us building up our performance stable,” said Jim Farley, chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company. “Now, by earning the world’s best-selling sports coupe crown for the fifth straight year, it further underscores that our constant investment in performance and innovation separates Mustang from all others.”

Two Global Sales Crowns

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.


Greatest-Ever Mustang Performance Lineup
In addition to continually adding personalization and technology options, Ford keeps up the Mustang momentum with the nameplates greatest-ever performance lineup.


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.

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