On April 17, 2020, Ford celebrated the 56th anniversary of the Mustang. As one of the pioneers of the muscle car segment, the Ford Mustang has gained a huge following not just in the United States, but around the world as well. Apart from the marque’s 56th anniversary, the American automaker also celebrated two major milestones for the Mustang line-up.
Ever since the sixth-generation Mustang went on sale globally in 2015, Ford has sold 633,000 Mustangs in 146 countries around the world by the end of 2019, 102,090 units of which were sold in the entire year of 2019. This officially makes the Ford Mustang the world’s best-selling sports car for 2019, holding the title for five years in a row. Additionally, the Ford Mustang is also America’s best-selling sports car for the last 50 years.
“We’re proud of our growing Mustang stable and performance variants,” said Jim Farley, chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company. “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.”
Contributing to this feat are sales increases in certain markets around the world. During this period, Mustang sales in Germany increased by 33 percent. In Poland, sales rose by nearly 50 percent, while in France, Mustang sales nearly doubled compared to 2018 sales figures.
In the Philippines, the Ford Mustang has proven to be a popular choice for Filipino car enthusiasts. It is the best-selling muscle car in the country and is available in four variants: 2.3 EcoBoost Fastback AT, 5.0 V8 GT Fastback AT, 5.0 V8 GT Convertible AT, and 5.0 V8 GT Convertible MT.
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost produces 310 hp and 474 Nm of torque, while the 5.0-liter V8 produces 460 hp and 569 Nm of torque. Power is sent through the rear wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission, or for the first time ever, a 6-speed manual that’s exclusive to the 5.0 V8 GT convertible.