Chevy aims to out-pony the Mustang with its new Camaro (w/ historical sales)
Following months of teasers Chevrolet finally revealed the all-new Camaro, and a handsome beast it is too! It also represents the best trend in recent years among car-makers: to make the new-gen cars smaller and lighter. Here it scores some major points over the Ford Mustang, which grew both larger and heavier in the new generation, making it less of a pony and more of a slightly overweight steed. The Camaro, on the other hand, looks lean, mean, and ready for action!
The new car is bound to reignite the sales battle between the Camaro and Mustang, which has been going on since 1967. Back then the Mustang was selling like hot-cakes (in 65′ and 66′ it sold more than half a million copies!), and Chevrolet had to play catch-up. Over the years the two were pretty evenly matched, with Mustang outselling the Camaro in 32 out of the 48 years when they were both offered. The Mustang opened the biggest gap in the last 90s and early 00s when it went fashionably retro, while Chevrolet lumbered on with a re-bodied version of the 1980s Camaro. Ever since the Camaro came back as a retro-inspired car itself in 2009, though, it has outsold the Mustang in 5 of the 6 years. But now with the new Mustang outselling the Camaro YTD in 2015, it’s time for the new Camaro to reignite the fight!