For the majority of 2014, the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has outsold its crosstown rival from Dearborn, the Ford Mustang. We figured this trend would continue until Ford officially put its new 2015 Mustang on sale in late October, which would both generate more consumer interest for the car and result in larger incentives on 2014 models.
It appears as though we were right, with Chevy selling 4,385 Camaros to the Mustang’s 8,728 in November. The result marks the first time in six months the Mustang has surpassed the Camaro in sales, however it wasn’t enough to nudge the bowtie-branded pony car from the top sales position. The Camaro still leads the Mustang in year-to-date sales, with 79,669 units sold compared to 73,124 Mustangs.
The Camaro’s November sales represent a YTD drop of 13.5 percent, while Mustang sales jumped 62 percent year-over-year. It seems likely the Mustang will lead the pony car sales race until Chevrolet can get its all-new Alpha-based model in customer hands following its debut sometime next year.