Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn has announced that for the seventh consecutive year, the Ford Mustang is the world’s best-selling sports coupe, according to the automaker’s analysis of registration data from S&P Global Mobility.
According to Ford internal data, the U.S. remains home to the strongest demand for the Mustang, representing 76 percent of global sales. Other markets that saw growth in sales in 2021 include New Zealand, up 54.3 percent; Brazil, up 37.3 percent; and South Korea, up 16.6 percent.
Customer retail orders nearly doubled in 2021 compared to the year prior. Sales were led by the 5.0-liter V8 performance Mustang Mach 1, and the track-ready Mustang Shelby GT500, the most powerful street-legal Ford and most advanced Mustang ever.
“When enthusiasts around the world get into a Mustang, they unlock that feeling of freedom and experience the open road,” says Kumar Galhotra, president of Ford Blue. “That feeling, along with iconic design, awesome powertrains and a passionate global community all contribute to making Mustang a sales leader for the seventh year in a row.”
Ford looks to continue this momentum with five new special editions in the lineup, including Mustang Ice White (also available on Mustang Mach-E), the Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition, the GT California Special, the Coastal Limited, and the Stealth.
The car gains eight new color options for 2022, including Ford Performance-exclusive Code Orange on the Shelby GT500, while Brittany Blue Metallic returns specifically for the Shelby GT500 Heritage and Coastal Limited models. Additional new colors are available across the lineup – including Atlas Blue Metallic, Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat, Dark Matter Gray Metallic, Eruption Green Metallic, Grabber Blue Metallic, and Mischievous Purple Metallic.
In related news, the Mustang Mach-E, the newest member of the Mustang family, also had a successful 2021 as one of the hottest products across the automaker’s full lineup.
In addition to a strong first full-year of sales, the Mustang Mach-E earned several press awards, including the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year honor, Car and Driver’s 2021 EV of the Year, 2021 Wards 10 Best award, and a 2022 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award.