Mustang earns 2 titles as the world’s best-selling sports car

On Mustang Day, Ford announces the worldwide leadership of the sixth-generation pony car

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2020 Ford Mustang Ecoboost with the High Performance Package | Ford photo

On the 56th anniversary of its launch, Ford announced a pair of global honors for its Mustang: world’s best-selling sports car for all of 2019 as well as its fifth consecutive year as best-selling sports coupe.

Since sixth-generation Ford Mustang global exports began in 2015 through December 2019, Ford has sold 633,000 coupes and convertibles in 146 countries around the world, Ford said in a news release, including 102,090 in 2019. 

Mustang has been America’s best-selling sports car for the past 50 years, the automaker noted.

“We’re proud of our growing Mustang stable and performance variants,” said Jim Farley, chief operating officer for Ford. “From Sweden to Shanghai, more and more driving enthusiasts are enjoying the feeling of freedom and the American open road in these new Mustangs. We are honored to serve our owners, enthusiasts and fans for 56 years and counting.”

Ford and enthusiasts of the original pony car celebrate Mustang Day every April 17th, with this year’s anniversary sweetened by the worldwide results.

The automaker touts that Mustangs are available in 12 enthusiast variations, including EcoBoost and GT models each with two Performance Pack options, Bullitt, Shelby GT350 and available Handling Pack, Shelby GT350R, plus Shelby GT500 with Handling Pack and Carbon Fiber Track Pack options.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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