Ford Mustang celebrates its 56th birthday, best-selling sports coupe in the world for last 5 years

Last year, the US icon was the best-selling sports coupe in the world for the fifth time in a row. From the global availability of the current, sixth generation of the Ford Mustang starting from 2015 to December 2019, 633,000 vehicles were sold in 146 countries worldwide, 102,090 of them in 2019 alone.

The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 56th birthday today and can claim two records: last year, the US icon was the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fifth time in a row. In addition, the Ford Mustang is America’s best-selling sports car for the past 50 years. “We are proud of the growing number of variants of the Ford Mustang, especially the performance versions,” said Jim Farley, Chief Operating Officer, Ford Motor Company. “From Sweden to Shanghai, more and more Ford Mustang drivers are enjoying the incomparable feeling of freedom and adventure. It is a great honor for us that our sports coupé has delighted a large fan community around the world for 56 years and that more and more new customers are enthusiastic about the design and the driving characteristics. ”

Sales records around the world
According to current vehicle registration data from IHS Markit, 633,000 vehicles were sold worldwide in 146 countries from the beginning of the global availability of the current sixth Ford Mustang generation in 2015 to December 2019, 102,090 of them in 2019 alone – making this series the world’s best-selling sports coupe five years in a row. Sports coupes as defined by the IHS Markit market research institute include two-door sports cars and corresponding cabriolet models.

During the same period (2019), Mustang sales in Germany increased by 33 percent, in Poland by almost 50 percent and in France sales almost doubled. Ford sold around 9,900 Ford Mustang models across Europe last year, three percent more than in the previous year.

The Ford Mustang is offered to customers in Europe as a Fastback (2-door, 4-seater) and as a convertible (2-door – with a folding soft top, 4-seater) – each with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine (213 kW / 290 PS) or, as a Mustang GT, with a 5.0 liter Ti VCT-V8 engine (331 kW / 450 PS) .

The Mustang EcoBoost brings its power to the road via a 6-speed manual transmission; for the Mustang GT (V8), a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission are available.

In addition, the particularly powerful special edition Ford Mustang BULLITT is available with a performance-enhanced 5.0-liter V8 engine with 338 kW (460 hp) in combination with a 6-speed manual transmission. This model is a fastback with unique exterior and interior details. The Mustang BULLITT is available in the exterior colors; “Iridium-Black Mica” or “Montana-Green Metallic”.

The sound of its powerful motors gives you goose bumps – if you want to. Because thanks to the active flap exhaust system with four tailpipes and clever electronics, the driver can determine how his Mustang sounds and when. Deep and rumbling or rather quiet. For example, the roar can be reduced in a quiet residential area.

The entry-level price in the Ford Mustang world is 41,300 euros (Fastback, in combination with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine), and $26,670 in the United States.

Author: Nabeel K

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