Fifth-Gen Camaro Sales Approach 500,000 in the U.S.
Despite efficiency being at the top of car buyers’ priority lists, the past few years have been some of the best for car enthusiasts who love roaring engines, power, and rear-wheel drive. And at the heart of all of that is the fifth-generation Camaro–the pride and joy of Chevy dealers in Albany, NY.
In fact, on the eve of its sixth-generation unveiling, the fifth-generation Camaro is set to hit 500,000 U.S. sales in March 2015. With 493,635 total sales so far, and 6,373 in February 2015, Chevy is really looking forward to announcing the next generation Camaro on the back of this big news.
Tiny bits of information have leaked out about the sixth-generation Camaro, including the possibility of turbo-charged model to compete with the new and popular Mustang EcoBoost.
On its site, Chevrolet has other announcements prepared for specific days–which it’s currently teasing– including March 19 and 30, April 9, 20, and 30, and May 11.
The official unveiling, however, is set to occur on May 16 in Detroit. Chevrolet is expected to make a real event out of the announcement, which is said to be a full-day of celebration. The public is actually welcome to attend, but must register. Priority is also said to be given to those planning on bringing their Camaros.
Brief History of Fifth-Generation Camaro Sales
Since its release in 2009, the fifth-generation Camaro outsold its competition each year based on average sales per month through 2014. Only with the release of the 2015 Mustang, on top of the anticipation of the 2016 Camaro, was Ford’s pony car able to finally start gaining significant sales numbers.
Jumping into the lead quickly after release, the Camaro has kept a respectable lead over the Mustang over the past 5 years. Only suffering minor setbacks with the release of new model year Mustangs, Chevy’s muscle car won the respect of the majority of muscle car enthusiasts, despite being late to the game.
Never dipping below 80,000 sales per year since 2011, the Camaro has been a consistent performer for Chevy, and the current fan base has high hopes for the 2016 Camaro, and future sixth-generation Camaros.
Camaro vs. Mustang vs. Challenger Sales Numbers
|2009||61,648 (Apr.-Dec. Only)||66,623||25,852|