As we know, this year marks the final swan song of the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Coincidentally, this year also marks the first-full year of sales for the 2015 Mustang, the sixth-generation of the pony car. As the numbers show, current Camaro sales momentum seems dwarfed by the new ‘Stang.
Let’s take a closer look.
Camaro sales totalled 6,373 last month, up 2.6 percent over the same time in 2014, and a previous 4,991 units in January ’15, up 5.5 per cent over the 4,733 units it moved in ’14. Over at the Blue Oval, sales orders for the new Mustang keep stacking up.
Ford Mustang sales totaled 8,454 in February, up 31.9 percent over the 6,410 units moved last February. Last month also marked the the vehicles’ best February sales performance since 2007. In January the marque managed to move 8,694 Mustangs, an incredible 124 percent leap over the same period in ’14. As a result, Ford says the new Mustang has been “the best-selling sports car in America since the launch of the all new model last fall.” Though there are 2014 models still selling alongside the all-new 2015 Mustang which helps give a slight sales cushion.
Just like Mustang sales slowed heavily last January, it could be that Camaro buyers are also holding out for the new model. And until the sixth-generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro charges into showrooms– possibly looking like this– Ford seems poised to out-muscle the veteran Camaro in the sales skirmish with its rookie Mustang.
To date, Camaro sales total 11, 364 (up 3.8 per cent, from 10,944), while Mustang sales year to date total 17, 148 (up 66.6 per cent, from 10,291).