The iconic model enjoys ever-increasing popularity, which has once again secured it the title of the best-selling sports coupe and the best-selling sports car in the world.
The Ford Mustang will celebrate its 57th birthday on April 17, but the carmaker’s management can celebrate it now. The iconic muscle car became the best-selling sports coupe in the world for the sixth time in a row, and for the second time in a row, it also secured the title of the best-selling sports car in the world.
Last year, 80,577 Ford Mustangs were sold worldwide, and the model’s share of the global sports coupe market rose from 14.8% in 2019 to 15.1% in 2020, according to IHS Markit.
However, despite the growing share of the sports coupe market, the Mustang did not escape the overall decline in sales, which last year reached virtually all of the world’s carmakers. The already mentioned 80,557 units is a 27% drop compared to 2019, when a total of 102,090 cars were sold.
Over 60% of cars were sold in the USA, where, however, sales fell by as much as 15.7% compared to last year. Mustangs performed best in Texas, California and Florida. However, the Mustang proved to be very popular in Europe. For example, sales increased by 68.8% in Hungary, 38.5% in the Netherlands and 12.5% in Denmark.
And what about the prospect of the Mustang? According to data for the first quarter, sales fell by 4.4% compared to last year, which means 17,274 units. However, the Mustang is still ahead of the classic rival Dodge Challenger, whose sales of 15,096 units in the first quarter jumped 24 percent compared to last year.