Everyone wants the latest and greatest. No matter the product, if it’s new and does its purpose well, it’s going to outsell competitors. The same goes for the historic pony car rivals: the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang.
The new Ford Mustang has been on the market for some time now, and has sold well, but it wasn’t until June when Ford’s pony car pulled away from the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro in the sales race. To date, sales numbers show 56,571 Mustangs sold, while the Camaro has found 33,982 new homes.
Of course, we imagine many Camaro buyers are awaiting the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, slated to begin production later this year and arrive before the year’s end. And it’s a smart move. Buyers will reap the rewards of the Alpha platform, and the weightless tied to structure. The 2016 Camaro will be stiffer, more agile. Oh, and the 2016 Camaro will feature the latest small-block LT1 V8, too, along with a turbocharged four-cylinder for the first time ever.
So, fret not Camaro fanatics. We have a feeling the sales war is just heating up. In the meantime, look for steep discounts on the fifth-generation Camaro as we head into autumn. Not to mention, even though the Mustang is currently beating the Camaro in monthly sales, it’s the Camaro that’s currently beating the Mustang on the track.