There is no denying that the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro came out of the gate on the right foot. Sales of GM’s new muscle car soared from the beginning, and have remained strong all through 2011 with the Mustang falling steadily behind. By 2012 has proven to be an entirely different chapter in the muscle car wars.
Hot on the release of the new 2013 Ford Mustang, sales of the Blue Oval’s halo sports car have shot past the Camaro for the second month in a row, and the third time this year. Might the Mustang stage a comeback and outsell the Camaro for the entire year?
It’s starting to look like that. For the second month in a row, since the debut of 2013 Mustangs on dealership lots, Mustang sales have been on a huge upswing. Ford reported that it moved 10,263 Mustangs in June, compared just 9,123 Camaros sold by GM. The Dodge Challenger, ever going for the bronze, managed to moved just over 4,000 units in June.
Ford’s Mustang sales are up more than 16% over last month, which says to us that the 2013 Mustang model has really hit a high note with buyers. From new technology to even better looks to a 200+ mph Shelby model, the new Mustang may be able to finally claw its way back the top spot in the muscle car wars. But the year is only half over, and the Camaro isn’t likely to go down without a fight.