The new generation Ford Mustang is currently in development but the model that came out isn’t ready to retire just yet. In fact, the model with the internal designation S-550 was the best-selling sports car worldwide last year, according to an analysis by the automaker based on registration data from S&P Global Mobility.
We don’t have exact figures, though it seems Ford is also factoring sales of the Mustang Mach-E into the mix, which might give the Mustang family a good advantage over its closest rival. Overall, the company said the United States accounted for 76 percent of all Mustang sales in 2021. The markets with the largest increase in demand for Mustangs were New Zealand, up 54.3 percent, Brazil, up 37.3 percent, and South Korea, up 16, 6 percent. percent.
“When fans around the world step into the Mustang, they unlock a feeling of freedom and experience the open road,” Kumar Galhotra, president at Ford Blue, commented. “That feeling, along with the iconic design, incredible powertrain and vibrant global community, have all contributed to making Mustang the sales leader for the seventh year in a row.”
The Mustang has been the world’s best-selling sports car for seven straight years now, though 2022 could be more challenging for a pony car. During the first three months of the year, Mustang sales in the United States fell 19 percent, but Ford products took the crown for the country’s best-selling muscle car with 13,986 sales. The Dodge Challenger came in second with 11,124 deliveries, followed by the Chevrolet Camaro with 6,710 sales.
Meanwhile, work on the next-generation combustion-powered Mustang continues and just yesterday an image leaked showing the design of the front end of the vehicle. The 2024 Mustang is still in a relatively early stage of development, although it has been confirmed that it will get a V8 engine. However, it can only be offered with an automatic gearbox, according to a recent report.