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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mustang vs. Camaro: A Sales War to End all Wars


Camaro Mustang Crop

When it comes to car rivalries, there are few beefs that compare to the Chevy Camaro and the Ford Mustang. For almost 50 years, these two muscle cars have been going head-to-head against one another. Whether that’s through performance, price, or the amount of smoke each can create from its tires. However, today we’re talking about a different battle between the two pony cars: a battle of sales figures. It appears the Mustang has taken the crown from the Camaro, which had six years on top.

According to the Detroit News, the first five months of this year saw the Mustang come out on top in the sales wars. With 56,571 people buying the Mustang, the Camaro was beat by a whopping 20,000 units. This is a huge win for Ford, and gives the blue oval a much needed push for when the GT350 twins come out. However, those figures don’t really tell the whole story.

Mustang GT Silver

Ford introduced the new S550 Mustang just this year. And when new cars come out, sales figures usually spike due to pent up demand for a new product. That said, success is measured in how the car performs in the long run rather than just the first year. Based on that, the Camaro is still doing extremely well. This rings especially true with the unveiling of the 2016 sixth generation Camaro. Normally, when a new car debuts, there’s a significant drop in demand of the outgoing model, but given that the Camaro is still selling in good numbers, the Mustang may not have that much more time on top.

We are still a few months away from Chevy releasing the new Camaro to the public. Given the record of accomplishment of the 5th generation, and all the improvements made to the 6th, the Mustang should enjoy its time in the limelight because it’s likely to get knocked off. Who would you put your money on? The Camaro or the Mustang to win the new muscle car wars?

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS