Ford, Chevrolet, and Chrysler sold 1103 Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers in April 2013. More than half of those 1103 sales occurred in Ford showrooms, where Mustang sales are only down 1% this year. Camaro sales have tumbled 36% – Camaro sales were down 16% at this time last year. Dodge Challenger sales rose slightly in April but are down 13% in the first four months of 2013. A year ago, Challenger sales were down 26%.
The trio of American muscle cars aren’t the only rear-wheel-drive coupes to post fast-falling sales in 2013. The Chevrolet Corvette, now in a replacement phase, is down 42% this year. Hyundai Genesis Coupe sales are down 26%. Sales of the Nissan 370Z have plunged 35%.
Japan’s two newest rear-wheel-drive coupes – twins from Scion and Subaru – don’t have enough history to form year-over-year comparisons. But Subaru reported its best BRZ sales month yet, and Scion FR-S volume reached its highest volume since July of last year.
Germany produces its fair share of rear-wheel-drive cars, and while the sales figures for some coupes are wrapped up in their overarching nameplate’s total (3-Series, C-Class, E-Class), two-seaters from Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW generated 173 sales in April. The all-wheel-drive Audi TT outsold the Cayman, SLK, and Z4.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank Canadian sporty cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC * indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown ^ 500 breakdown by variant
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the 6-Series listed here and with large luxury sedans and the Audi A5 here and with luxury cars, because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.
Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the two tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch.