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Camaro leads in sales, Challenger in growth for April 2012

The Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang both posted curious year over year declines in sales but the Chevy muscle car moved enough units in April 2012 to beat the Mustang and the Dodge Challenger in the fourth month of the year – en route to what amounts to a fairly comfortable lead for the 2012 year as GM looks to lead the segment for a stunning third year in a row.

This is the time of year where sales of performance cars typically pick up – especially for models like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang that have convertible options. However, through April 2012, the Camaro and Mustang both posted negative growth compared to the same month a year ago while the brawny Dodge Challenger posted a nice jump…although still well short of the other two American muscle cars in terms of sales volume.

The Chevrolet Camaro sold 9,627 coupes and convertibles in April 2012, accounting for an 11% drop from the 10,852 Camaros sold last April. The good news is that these 9,600+ units sold last month does represent a jump from the 9,292 units sold in March 2012 – making April the best month of the year thus far for the Camaro. In addition to besting the Mustang for April, making for the third monthly win in the segment out of the first three months of 2012, the Camaro has a comfortable lead in terms of annual sale. Chevrolet has sold 31,551 Camaro Coupes and Convertibles this year for a 2.4% increase over the first four months of 2011.


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