The start of a new trend?
The day has finally come and, chances are, this will become a permanent sales trend. Ford released its monthly sales report on Friday and it's always interesting to see the numbers, but something in particular caught our attention. The Ford Mustang Mach-E sold a total of 2,465 units last month (a 26.7 percent increase from May), beating the regular Mustang's 2,240.
In fact, the Mustang muscle car's sales numbers are down 50.5 percent compared to June 2020, which makes some sense given the current semiconductor chip crisis. The Flat Rock assembly plant where the Mustang calls home has been idled at various times throughout the year and will be again for a couple of weeks this month.
So far this year, a grand total of 12,975 Mach-Es have been sold while 31,950 Mustangs have left dealership lots. But it's also important to point out Mach-E production just got underway and its popularity is expected to increase. Again, the sales numbers clearly indicate Ford buyers, in general, want electrified vehicles. Ford reports sales of electrified vehicles, including battery electrics, plug-in hybrids, and hybrids, experienced an impressive 117 percent increase in June for a total of 56,570 vehicles so far this year.
Those other vehicles include the F-150 PowerBoost, Escape Hybrid, and Escape PHEV. Ford further noted Mach-Es are literally sold upon dealer arrival.
This is certainly good news for Ford because it justifies the risk taken for naming its first-ever battery-electric from the ground-up after its famous pony car. Some Mustang fans were not pleased by the decision while others remained open. It doesn't appear Mustang owners are switching to the all-electric crossover but the EV is definitely making an impact and will continue to do so.
But Mustang fans will be happy to know the Mach 1 continues to have a "big impact on performance Mustang sales." Ford says they're leaving dealer lots within days but an exact Mustang variant sales breakdown was not available.