At the end of 2019, sales figures for America’s three best muscle cars are down, but the Chevy Camaro was hit the most, beating the Dodge Challenger by more than 12,000 units. The Ford Mustang, of course, led this race, with both Dodge and Chevy fighting for the spot in the rearview mirror.
Although we can only hope for the better for the Camaro, the results are not encouraging as well GM official discovered. People in the United States bought fewer Camaros in the second quarter of 2020 than in the second quarter of 2019, refueling 46.31 percent, according to the report.
This is not a surprise at all, given the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic in both production and deliveries. But given that all other US-based car makers suffered the same fate during the health crisis, it’s safe to say that the Camaro simply didn’t sell well compared to the Challenger and Mustang.
Note that the Mustang saw a sales decline of 27.32 percent during the second quarter of 2020, while the Challenger sold 35.16 percent less during the same period – both compared to their sales during the second quarter of 2019.
In this case, the Camaro can drag on the Challenger again at the end of 2020, making it the third year in which the Dodge muscle car has outperformed the Golden Bow Tie in this segment.
Last year, there was a report on Camaro’s passing after the current generation’s production ended in 2023. GM refused to confirm these reports in an official statement and was quite hopeful for the muscle car’s future.
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But as Camaro continues its dismal sales performance, it would not be too far from assuming that, yes, it will probably hit the ax. We hope for the better, but then again, if that happens, we won’t be surprised at all.