Many enthusiasts were understandably upset when Ford decided to use its iconic Mustang nameplate on the all-electric Mach-E crossover. Regardless, it’s clear that Mustang is an instantly recognizable brand name and one that certainly hasn’t hurt Mach-E sales. Now, perhaps unsurprisingly, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E production has also surpassed that of ICE-powered Ford Mustang models as well, according to Bloomberg.
The latest Ford data shows that Mach-E production at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant sits at 27,816 units year-to-date, compared to 26,089 ICE-powered Mustangs built at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
While both of these models are on sale around the globe, it’s also worth noting that the Ford Mustang Mach-E is already the best-selling car in Norway as well, as Ford Authority recently reported. In addition, Ford CEO Jim Farley admitted at the Ford F-150 Lightning reveal that the automaker is having trouble keeping up with Mach-E demand, even though production numbers don’t always translate to sales.
“Mach-E has been much stronger than we expected, so we’ve totally run out of stock,” Farley said “Mach-E is going global as we speak, but in the U.S., the wait for a Mach-E is months.”
However, this milestone doesn’t come without an asterisk of sorts. Ford has admittedly prioritized its newest and most profitable products as it continues to battle the semiconductor chip shortage. Thus, the Flat Rock plant has been shut down quite a bit in recent months, and not a single ICE Mustang was built in May.
“We have purposely protected our launches – Bronco, Bronco Sport, Mach-E, F-150,” Farley said. “If we can switch a module over to one of those launch vehicles, we have. We’re very protective of the launches because they are so important for our business.”
Despite this, Ford Mustang sales remain strong. Though sales of the ICE model were down four percent in Q1, the Mustang still outsold its rivals – the Dodge Challenger by 2,178 units and the Chevy Camaro by 10,185 units – as it maintained a segment share of 44 percent.
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Wonder why? My local dealership has no new ICE Mustangs for sale. Not a one in sight. Duh.
I would think that there could be “some” market segment crossover…bad pun I know…, but I think the market targets are distinctly different. It seems like the ICE Mustangs have gradually become more of a “specialty” vehicle, especially with their two passenger focus and with the higher performance models price scales rising ever higher, but not unexpected levels.
Truthfully, I really don’t mind the increasingly selective aspect, it’s nice to not see one at every street corner! Plus the compliments I receive at gas station stops and parking lot visits is kind of nice! Personally, I think the S550 is one of the nicest styling executions Ford has ever produced. Thank you Kemal Curic and team!
Yes, the S550 is a fabulous design. I’m looking forward to the S650!
Not quite lying, but also not quite telling the truth!
Sounds like the media.
Mustang Mach-E looks like an updated version of the Pontiac Aztek. Ford should never have abused the Mustang brand that way!
The Mach-E is built in Cuautitlan, not in Hermosillo.
Where is cuautitlan? We are told our Mach e will be built in mid June somewhere. When should we expect delivery after it is built?
The Electric car future is here to stay and is getting stronger. The presidential election will continue to be rigged and the federal govt will “force ” new electric car production . phase out ICE, and guess what will only be sold.
the mustang the mack e , nothing like having one off the latest v8 mustang ,and will neve be as good as v8 . ron