Chevrolet Camaro beats Ford Mustang in Q1 2011

by Alex

It has always been a tough competition for the muscle cars to be the numero uno but for the first quarter of 2011, the undoubted clean sweep has been by Chevrolet Camaro. It is only a year ago when the Chevrolet Camaro hit the roads for the first time, but the rapid success of the car has left its arch rival the Ford Mustang way behind in its trail. According to statistical report presented by Detroit Free Press, the number of units of the Camaro that found buyers during the first quarter has been 19972, a sizeable number in comparison to the 15419 units of Mustang that were sold during this time. The Dodge Challenger came in at the third slot with a rather dismal 9742 units that they managed to sell. John Fitzpatrick, the marketing manager for Chevrolet performance cars believe the reason for the Camaro to sell in greater numbers than the Mustang is because the Camaro is a “very fresh model” in the market.

He went on to add more by stating that the possible reason for the growing popularity of Camaro over other convertibles is the uniqueness in look as well as the improvement in the car’s efficiency. The total number of Camaro that has been recorded to have been sold excludes many other Chevrolet Camaro Convertibles that hit the market for sale this month of February.

However, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will not be making its market debut before the beginning of the next year. Ford’s total sales that is recorded include the Mustang Convertible and the Shelby GT500. This comparison reiterates the fact that the Camaro is far better then the Mustang. Traditionally however, its Mustang that has always been the better performer and since 1985, the only time that the Camaro has managed to outsell the Mustang has been in 2010. It seems quite a firm possibility that the Camaro will see prosperity more as time unfolds.

Source: 4wheelsnews

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