The reborn Camaro is holding its own in the US when it comes to sales: it has outsold its archival pony car – the Ford Mustang – in both June and July. Now word from General Motors Asia Pacifc is that the Camaro is also performing well in Japan: the demand of the Camaro has outstripped supply in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Whether the Camaro is a “hit” is a question of how one defines the word: the car’s total number of buyers in Japan is very small, at “over 120 orders.” I could most likely see that many Camaros during the span of a single day in South Florida. However, that number is reportedly GM’s quota for Japan.
Whether the minuscule allotment is part of GM’s brand strategy or a limit imposed by local government regulations is unclear. What we do know is that if you live in Nippon (Japanese for the country) and want a 2010 Camaro, get ready to put your name on the waiting list at your local Chevrolet dealer. Oh, and make sure you have the cash to back it up: the new pony car is expected to sell for the equivalent of $45,325 to $56,390, depending on the engine chosen.[Source: Inside Line]