The Ford Mustang which celebrated its 58th birthday earlier this month is the best-selling sports coupe in the world for the seventh year running. The Mustang retained its sales crown in 2021 according to Ford's analysis of registration data from S&P Global Mobility.
The 2021 Mustang lineup was 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,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, 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.”
2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition. Credit: Ford.
Ford says according to its internal data, the United States remains home to the strongest demand for Mustang where it represents 76% of global sales. Other markets that saw growth in Mustang sales in 2021 include New Zealand, up 54.3%, Brazil, up 37.3%, and South Korea, up 16.6%. Ford also reports that customers retail orders nearly doubled in 2021 year-over-year.
The 2022 lineup adds five new special editions: Mustang Ice White (also available on Mustang Mach-E), Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition, GT California Special, Coastal Limited and Stealth.
2022 Ford Mustang Coastal Limited Edition. Credit: Ford.
Eight new color options also join the 2022 lineup including Ford Performance-exclusive Code Orange on Shelby GT500. Brittany Blue Metallic returns specifically for Shelby GT500 Heritage and Coastal Limited models. Additional new colors available include Atlas Blue Metallic, Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat, Dark Matter Gray Metallic, Eruption Green Metallic, Grabber Blue Metallic and Mischievous Purple Metallic.
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Ford says the all-electric Mustang Mach-E also had a successful 2021 with a strong first full-year of sales. It also earned a trophy-case worth of press awards, including the 2021 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, Car and Driver’s 2021 EV of the Year, 2021 Wards 10 Best award and a 2022 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award. It was a finalist for 2022 World Car of the Year along with the Kia EV6, but lost to the IONIQ 5.
Photo Credit: 2022 Ford Mustang Coastal Limited Edition. Ford.