Mustang battles back, beats Camaro, Challenger and 370Z in June 2011
The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have gone head to head all year, and while Ford has been close a few times General Motors has lead the segment in the first five months with the Camaro. In June 2011, Ford sold 8,835 Mustangs – a decline of 1.5% compared to June 2010 but this number was still enough to put the Mustang back on top of the muscle car class. Ford sold just 6,607 Mustangs in May so with 8,835 pony cars in June, the company saw a huge increase over the previous month while the Camaro dipped in sales from May to June. Overall, the Ford Mustang has moved 39,041 units in 2011 - trailing the Camaro in annual sales by a margin of almost 10,000 units. Even with that in mind, Ford can stick their chests out a little knowing that they broke GMs 5-month shutout.
The Chevrolet Camaro was the second best model in the rear wheel drive performance car class with 8,486 units sold last month. This was a decline from the 9,451 Camaros sold in May but year over year (comparing June 2011 to June 2010), the Camaro saw an improvement of 12.5% last month. June marks the first time this year that the Camaro has not led the segment and with the recent introduction of the Camaro Convertible – I am pretty surprised to see the Camaro sales dip like they did.