The Chevy Camaro may have been one of the most popular cars of 2009, but despite the enormous success it garnered, the Camaro still fell short against its one-true rival - the Ford Mustang – in the one category it so desperately wanted to win: sales numbers. According to sales data released by Ford and GM, the Mustang outsold the Camaro in 2009 by a tally of 66,623 to 61,618 – a difference of only 5005 units.

Despite the relatively close numbers, the Camaro’s late charge in sales towards the latter part of the year still wasn’t enough to overtake the Mustang for pony car supremacy, which got a shot in the arm of its own after posting 6,327 sold units in December - a 60% increase from its sales figures in November.

We all know just how popular the new Camaro has been but we figure that this is going to be a bitter pill to swallow for the folks of GM. You can have all the awards in the world but at the end of the day, the only number that matters is the number of cars sold for the year and the Camaro – at least for 2009 – will have to settle for second place to the Ford Mustang.

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Source: Ford

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7 comments:

  (442) posted on 03.14.2010

Funny the car is on sale even I won’t purchase that. I’m not going to spend even a single cent for that.

  (808) posted on 02.28.2010

Don’t be too exaggerated it’s not that popular I hardly even notice this design. The truth is the reason why it went on sale because the car is a total failure.

  (344) posted on 01.24.2010

It is expected, Mustang has been in the industry before Camaro came. No doubt, Mustang would outsell Camaro because they really have the edge when it comes to the design and engine. But we shouldn’t just focus on the two because there is Subaru and Porsche that are also capable of getting the highest sales.

  (428) posted on 01.10.2010

Tard it’s 5005 units difference so if you will compute the figure probability of the sales for 7 months, Mustang will win for a 700-800 units and FYI, there are many negative issues on Camaro so what do you expect but dealing on a lay-low Chevrolet sales.

  (10) posted on 01.8.2010

what i would like to know is did gm take a piece of the pie or did the pie just get bigger? what were the sales of the mustang the year before the camaro or the numbers before the camaro was green lighted for production?

  (780) posted on 01.7.2010

IMO camaro is more aggressive and better looking than the mustang, but i think most people are hooked up with the mustang.

Liquid_Racer_11  (4) posted on 01.6.2010

While I’m not disagreeing that the Ford Mustang did outsell the Chevy Camaro you might want to put some more facts in. One example would be that the Camaro did not start rolling out until APRIL!!!! The mustang had a 4 month headstart on its year and the Camaro still almost caught it. Also the Camaro has outsold the Mustang for 7, that’s right 7 striaght months. So please put the facts in and don’t be biast or ignorant.

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