And it doesn't look like it'll change any time soon, either.
Despite being on sale for 59 years, the Ford Mustang remains an unstoppable force and has now achieved another record: The Mustang is and has been the world's best-selling sports car for the last 10 years running.
"We're proud of the entire Mustang family, what it represents to Ford, and especially our passionate Mustang owners and fans," said the company's Dave Bozeman. "It's our commitment to serving Mustang's global community, from Atlanta to Adelaide and beyond, that has earned Mustang the honor of world's best-selling sports car for 10 years combined," he added.
Unsurprisingly, the United States remains the biggest driver behind sales. Americans love the Mustang and are responsible for 78% of global sales, according to S&P Global Mobility registration data.
Germany, which has a strong appreciation for American cars, saw Mustang sales grow by 17% in 2022. Across the North Sea, sales increased by 14.4% in the United Kingdom. Mustang fever swept across Switzerland and the Middle East, with these markets soaring by 14.9% and 7.4%, respectively.
The all-new 2024 Mustang is expected to maintain these impressive sales figures, especially with the palatable starting price of $30,920 (excl. delivery fees). With fresh yet familiar styling, the seventh-generation builds on a proven recipe and is set to deliver a comprehensive sports car offering for numerous buyers, regardless of their individual requirements.
The base four-pot coupes and convertibles provide those on a budget with affordable thrills, while the larger V8s will appeal to traditionalists. In a move that made enthusiasts jump for joy, certain models can be specified with a manual transmission.
Until the Shelby variants arrive, the top dog of the seventh-generation lineup is the Dark Horse; a performance-focused delight equipped with track-ready brakes, suspension, and all manner of accessories aimed at making you go faster. You can even option carbon fiber wheels to reduce the unsprung mass of this 500-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8-powered monster.
With the Dodge Charger and Challenger heading for retirement, the Mustang will most likely claim the top spot in the muscle car sales race. The current Camaro is also heading for retirement, so the 'Stang may very well be the sole surviving member of a dying breed.
If you're wondering, the S&P Global Mobility data doesn't include the Mustang Mach-E figures. The electric crossover is a success in its own right, though, with more than 150,000 examples sold across 39 countries.
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