Ford Mustang bags 2020 best-selling sports car crown

Updated Apr 15, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Mustang scores a back-to-back.

For a second time in a row, the Ford Mustang is the world's best-selling sports car for 2020. Moreover, this is the sixth straight year that the American-made pony car is the best-selling sports coupe. Suffice to say, this Ford model is on a roll. Also, this is a great gift to the Mustang since it will be celebrating its 57th anniversary this coming Saturday.

A picture of the Ford Mustang Mach 1

The Ford Mustang Mach 1

To put the said sales titles in perspective, Ford has managed to sell a total of 80,577 Mustangs globally last year. According to IHS Markit’s research, this represents a whopping 15.1 percent market share of the ever-competitive sports car market.

On top of all that, the high-end, high-performance Bullitt and Shelby variants also enjoyed a 52.7 percent sales increase in 2020. As such, the American car brand will continue to build these limited-edition models. The latest addition to these special variants is the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1.

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A picture of the Ford Mustang Mach 1 on the racetrack

The Mustang Mach 1 comes with a Rallye suspension package, a black spoiler, hood stripes, among others

The United States remains the most prolific market for the Mustang. The US state with the most Mustangs sold is Texas, followed by California, and then Florida. In Europe, the pony car also retains its spot as a top-selling sports car. In fact, its sales in Hungary went up by 68.8 percent in 2019.

The Netherlands also has a thing for Ford produced American muscle since sales in this country are also up by 38.5 percent.

With regards to the Mustang’s success Ford’s Chief Product Platform and Operations Officer Hau Thai-Tang said:

Mustang enthusiasts love their performance cars, and they showed that yet again. In a challenging year for the entire auto industry because of the global pandemic, Mustang performed very well, increasing its share in the global sports car segment.

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A picture of the Philippine-spec Ford Mustang 5.0 V8

The Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 

Here in the Philippines, the Ford Mustang is available in four variants. The most affordable is the Mustang EcoBoost 2.3 Premium AT with a price tag of Php 2,858,000. The top-spec variant available locally is the Mustang GT 5.0 Premium Convertible AT, which has a price of Php 3,718,000. Available engine options include a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-4 and a 5.0-liter V8. 

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<p>Ford&#39;s famous pony car is now in its sixth-generation model and is available in the Philippines in four variants. This includes the&nbsp;Mustang EcoBoost 2.3-liter Premium AT,&nbsp;&nbsp;Mustang GT 5.0 Premium Fastback AT,&nbsp;Mustang GT 5.0 Premium Convertible MT, and the&nbsp;Mustang GT 5.0 Premium Convertible AT. All of these Mustang variants are rear-wheel-drive, and either uses a six-speed manual transmission, or a ten-speed automatic transmission. There are two avialable engine options for the Philippine-spec Mustang. The first is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-4 gasoline engine capable of producing up to 310 horsepower and 475 Nm of torque. The second, more powerful engine is a 5.0-liter V8, which can churn out 460 horsepower and 569 Nm of torque.&nbsp;</p>

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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