The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro tops Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger in January 2013 sales

The Chevrolet Camaro began 2013 in much the same way that it ended 2012 – with a decline in sales compared to the previous year while still moving enough units to be America’s bestselling muscle car.

The Chevrolet Camaro claimed the 2012 muscle car sales title even though the popular GM muscle car posted a decline in sales from the 2011 calendar year and in January 2013, the Camaro again posted a decline in sales but the General still sold enough Camaros to comfortably beat the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger in the first month of the new year. More importantly, the Camaro already has a lead of over 1,300 units in the first stage of the 2013 muscle car sales race.

The Chevrolet Camaro moved 4,925 new models last month which allowed the Camaro to be the top selling performance car in America. Being on top of the segment is nice for GM but the company cant be happy that sales of their muscle car slid by almost 14% compared to the first month of 2012. The Camaro finished the 2012 calendar year with an overall decline of 4.4% with quite a few months during the course of the year showing a decline in sales compared to the same month one year earlier. While the Camaro has been able to maintain a big enough lead to win the muscle car sales title three years in a row – claiming a fourth straight title in 2013 will become harder yet if sales numbers keep sliding for the Camaro.

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