Ford Mustang was again the most popular sports car in the world. At the end of 2021, the model S550 was ahead of all other sports cars in the world, according to Ford itself with reference to the report of analytical company S & P Global Mobility. The Mustang has held the leading position for seven years, but this year the situation may change: judging by fresh data from the market, interest in the sports car, which is living up to its last year in the current generation, is gradually decreasing.
Ford has sold about 70,000 Mustangs worldwide for the year. The main market for 2021 was the U.S., which accounted for 76 percent of sales. Three countries also saw significant spikes in demand: 54.3 percent in New Zealand, 37.3 percent in Brazil, and 16.6 percent in South Korea.
At the end of the first quarter of 2022, interest in the Mustang in the U.S. dropped 19 percent at once, to 13,986 units sold. Despite this, it is still ahead of other muscle cars: the Dodge Challenger was second with 11,124 units sold, and the Chevrolet Camaro was chosen by 6,710 Americans.
This year should be the last year for the Mustang of the sixth generation. From 2023, it will be replaced by a version with the index S650, which, as already confirmed by Ford, will get a V8 engine.
In all likelihood, it will be part of a hybrid powertrain. The company said it’s trying to make the motor “more environmentally friendly,” which could hint at electrification. It’s also indicated by a profile found on social media of a Ford engineer who worked on turbochargers for the 2.3-liter four and the 5.0-liter V8, both of which are part of the hybrid unit.