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Ford Mustang Production Slightly Increased In May 2024

Progress is never linear, and production of the all-new seventh-generation Ford Mustang has seen its fair share of ups and downs since it kicked off last year at the Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan. Production of the 2024 Ford Mustang ramped up late last year before taking a dive in January, increasing in February, before slipping in March and again in April. According to The Blue Oval’s sales data from May, production of the Mustang broke its downward trend last month, posting an increase for the first time in two months – although not by much.

Ford Mustang production at Flat Rock decreased by around 9.6 percent to 5,926 units in January before it bounced back somewhat in February, when it increased to 6,775 units – 14.3 percent or 849 units more than the prior month. However, in March, production decreased ever so slightly March, dropping by 438 units, or approximately 6.5 percent, to 6,337 units.

That figure dropped even further in April, when 915 fewer units of the Mustang rolled off the assembly line, down just over 14 percent to 5,422 units. However, things held steady during May, when 5,440 new Mustang units were built – just 18 more than the prior month, or less than half a percent. Through the end of last month, Flat Rock assembled 29,900 examples of the Mustang.

As a reminder, the 2024 Ford Mustang brought about a complete generational shift to the iconic, longstanding pony car. Its exterior was completely redesigned from the ground up, while its cockpit was modeled after a fighter jet to give it a sleek, fast, high-tech feel. Highlights include a sporty flat-bottom steering wheel, a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, and a new Sync 4 powered 13.2-inch infotainment screen.

As for powertrains, customers can choose from the 2.3L I4 EcoBoost or the 5.0L V8 Coyote engines, the latter of which received upgrades of its own as the fourth generation of the engine. Additionally, the 2024 Ford Mustang lineup added a brand new, range-topping variant dubbed the Dark Horse, which has sparked a new push in motorsports across multiple disciplines, from Australian V8 Supercars to IMSA and NASCAR.

We’ll have more production figures to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. RICKY

    That’s a true statement if it was only 1 unit or 10k, who’s counting.
    Every time I see a new Mustang on the road I have to take a double take, it’s such a beautiful sports car, just awesome. Have you driven a Ford Mustang, you owe it to yourself to stop by your local Ford dealership for a test drive.

  2. carl

    We bought a 2021 Mustang Mach 1 with 5.0L V-8, 480HP, 6 speed manual trans. On highway get 25+ mpg on regular gas. That shows how the car manufacturers are working on technology on the gas vehicles.
    My first Mustang was a 1971, 302 V-8, 210 HP, less than half of the 2021 and about 16mpg.
    Oh, I forgot to mention, it is much more fun to drive than a EV, Mach E, and gets more looks.


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