By beating the Ford Mustang by 2201 units in July 2013, the Chevrolet Camaro took back its place as the best-selling muscle car in America on year-to-date terms. At the end of June, the Mustang was ahead by 799 units.
One year ago, the Camaro led the Mustang by 628 units. By the end of 2012, Chevrolet had sold 1396 more Camaros than Ford had Mustangs.
In July, Jaguar sold 341 of the 917 F-Types registered thus far in the new nameplate’s tenure. That was enough to make the F-Type far more popular than the Audi TT or BMW Z4. But Mercedes-Benz SLK sales doubled to 475 units (not quite what the far more costly SL managed) and Porsche Cayman sales shot up 4143% to 594 units.
Porsche also sold more Boxsters than Jaguar did F-Types, not to mention 794 copies of the iconic 911. Porsche USA didn’t sell 594 Caymans in all of last year.
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The list of cars which didn’t sell as often as the Cayman last month is a long one, but it begins with the Jaguar XF and includes the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, S-Class, and SL-Class and goes on to mention the Mini Clubman, Nissan 370Z, Audi A4 Allroad, Volvo XC70, Honda Insight, Nissan Cube, Honda CR-Z, Infiniti M, and Volkswagen Eos.
The Chevrolet Camaro outsells more than 120 different passenger car nameplate.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. 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 sports cars, coupes, convertibles, roadsters, and muscle 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 ** breakdown by variant 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.