The Ford Mustang is still the best-selling sports car in the world
For the second year in a row
A guy I used to work with in a previous life once told me that "records are mostly meaningless, if you make it specific enough, anything can be a record". He had a point. We've seen that in recent years with brands like Tesla claiming speed records at Laguna Seca and around the 'Ring. Listen, I love Tesla but I'm not sure I understand the value of claiming a world record (fastest electric 4-door sedans) for a specific category that includes two or three vehicles in total at the moment. This is a different record, perhaps a bit more interesting, as the Mustang retains its title of 'best-selling sports car in the world' as well as 'best-selling sports coupe in the world', for the 2nd and 6th consecutive year respectively.
According to the vehicle registration data from IHS Markit, Ford sold 80,577 Mustangs in 2020, and that's including Bullitt, Shelby GT350, Shelby GT350R and Shelby GT500 models - a 15.1% increase year-on-year in total, and a whopping +52.7% if we only consider sales of Shelby and Bullitt variants.
Rather unsurprisingly, the US is still the largest market for Mustangs, with around 3/4 of total sales. Texas, California and Florida lead the way with 8,600, 6,200 and 5,864 units respectively. European markets have also seen a sales increase, especially the Netherlands (+38.5%) and Denmark (+12.5%). And now comes the moment you all dread: yes, we gotta talk about the Mustang Mach-E.
Ford sold 6,614 units in Q3 2020 and they say that, on average, a new Mustang Mach-E only spent 7 days on dealer lots before being sold.