For the fifth consecutive month, the Chevrolet Camaro has beaten the Ford Mustang in sales. August proved to be a strong month for Camaro sales but was slower than July, with 8,134 examples of the car leaving dealer lots. Mustang sales also fell off from July, dropping from 6,564 units to 5,878.
In August 2013, Chevrolet moved 8,875 Camaros, 8.3% more than August 2014. Despite the incoming 2015 model, Mustang sales actually rose by 0.2% from 5,866 units in August 2013. Heavy incentives offered on 2014 or older models in order to clear stock out in time for the new Mustang’s arrival or consumers who prefer the current model could have contributed to the small increase in sales.
The Camaro’s year-to-date sales currently sit at 64,767 units, while 56,673 Mustangs have been sold. The all-new 2015 Mustang will arrive at dealers shortly and should bolster Mustang sales through to the end of the December. But given the Camaro’s current lead, it seems likely that Chevrolet will come out on top in the pony car sales race for 2014.