Three years after it began, Ford’s great European sales experiment with its sixth-generation Mustang muscle car is still going strong.
Having introduced the car in the spring of 2015, Ford has now officially registered a little over 40,000 Mustangs on our side of the pond – in the same timeframe and territory in which Audi registered about 75,000 TTs, Porsche about 50,000 911s and Mazda about 35,000 MX5s.
That’s not a bad little gaggle of sporting icons for the Mustang to get in among, in volume terms. And this year’s Mustang sales figures will be boosted by the first mid-cycle facelift that the car has had since its European introduction.
This has brought notably sharpened styling; an upgraded interior; a dab of extra performance; a new choice of gearboxes; revised and retuned suspension; and a list of added active safety and convenience features.
There’s also a new headline act for the Mustang line, at least as far as European sales are concerned: the subject of this week’s road test, the special-edition Mustang Bullitt.