Ford Mustang is the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the seventh year in a row
Ford Mustang is once again world’s best-selling sports coupe, the automaker announced last week in a press release. That statement is based on Ford’s analysis of 2021 registration data from S&P Global Mobility.
This is the seventh year in a row that the Mustang has won the title of best-selling sports coupe. However, Ford did not mention that the peat tricycle was the best-selling sports car, a title that Mustang claimed in 2019 and 2020.
Although still the best seller globally, the Mustang also defeated by Dodge Challenger in the US in 2021. Dodge sold 54,314 Challengers here in 2021, about 3% more than the year before. Ford sold 52,414 Mustangs, down 14.2% from 2020 and indeed the lowest annual total in its history.
2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Stealth Edition
Ford says its own internal data shows that the US represents 76% of the global market for the Mustang. Other markets saw Mustang sales growth in 2021. Sales in New Zealand increased by 54.3%, sales in Brazil increased by 37.3% and sales in Korea increased. 16.6%, according to Ford. Global customer retail orders will nearly double in 2021 from the previous year, the automaker said.
While it’s certainly not a coupe, the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover has had a strong 2021 by Ford standards. Ford sold 27,140 vehicles in the Mach-E’s first year of production. That makes the Mach-E the second-best-selling electric SUV in the US in 2021, behind the Tesla Model Y, Ford said.
Update Mustang for model year 2022 is minimal. Ford has added several special editions — including Ice White, Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition, California Special, Coastal Limited and Stealth — as well as eight new color options. Expected to have a redesign soonmaybe 2024 model year.