Ford Mustang outsells Chevy Camaro in 2009
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.