Camaro Outsells Mustang

The decade long battle between the two iconic Camaro and Mustang has entered a new era as, for the first time in 16 years, Chevrolet managed to outsell Ford when it comes to the two names.

The new Camaro sold 9,320 units, while the Mustang only 7,362. The last time the sale records looked like this was back in 1993, when the score was 10,985 to 5,680 in favor of Chevrolet.

General Motor's Mark LaNeve told Autonews that nearly every Camaro sale in June was at retail, while overall sales for June were nearly double the number GM expected. Camaro was bestseller in California, LaNeve said, and GM has only a six-day supply of the vehicle.

Price wise, the two are not that similar. Prices for the 2010 Camaro start at $29,775 (for the LS) and go as far as $34,180 for the 2SS version, while Mustang prices start at $20,995 for the V6 coupe and $25,995 for the convertible. Of course, prices for the latter can go as far as $46,325, for the bulked up Shelby GT500 Coupe.

Reports, biased or not, claimed that at some times, Camaros were sold right off the delivery truck, with some consumers paying as much as $500 over sticker. A rare event, as not many vehicles accomplished this.

The three trim levels offered by the 2010 Camaro, LS, LT and SS, come in several engine choices. The most powerful of all being fitted onto the SS, a 6.2l V8 powerplant, which develops 400 horsepower.


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