Today is Global Mustang Day and Ford is celebrating the 56th birthday of the iconic Mustang. As the automaker celebrates Global Mustang Day and the birthday of the sports car that started the pony car generation decades ago, it’s also celebrating a pair of global sales records. Ford says that the Mustang has earned the world’s best-selling sports car title and its fifth straight best-selling sports coupe title.
Ford also points out that the Mustang is America’s best-selling sports car for the last 50 years. Ford says that in the most recent vehicle registration data from IHS Markit, Mustang sold 102,090 units making it the best-selling sports car in the world for 2019. During 2019, sales of the Mustang in Germany increased by 33 percent, and in Poland, sales rose by nearly 50 percent. Sales of the Mustang in France nearly doubled.
Ford says that 2019 was the fifth consecutive year that the Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in the entire world. One of the secrets to success for the Mustang is the wide range of models starting with the base four-cylinder cars up to the brand-new 2020 Shelby GT500 packing over 700 horsepower.
Ford says that it has as many as 12 enthusiasts models of the Mustang available globally, including EcoBoost and GT models, each with two Performance Pack options. The Mustang line also includes the Bullitt and Shelby GT350. Other enthusiasts models in the line include the Shelby GT350R along with the Shelby GT500, which includes the Handling Pack and Carbon Fiber Track Pack options. The Mustang lineup is set to change next year with the Shelby GT350 being discontinued in favor of the Mach 1.