Mustang sales fall, Camaro takes muscle car sales lead for September [News]


The Ford Mustang couldn’t keep up its stamina in sales for September as the iconic muscle car dropped in sales by almost 23 percent from August to September.

The Ford sold 6,429 Mustangs in September, down from 8,299 in August, September sales figures showed. So far the American automobile company sold 87,258 Mustangs and still leads the pack in terms of sales among American muscle cars.

However, Ford saw about a 32 percent decrease in sales when looking at figures from September 2015 and September 2016, figures showed. Overall, year to date figures showed that the Mustang saw a 9.3 percent decrease in sales in year to date figures from 2015 to 2016.

The Camaro and the Dodge Challenger saw an increase in sales from this August to September.

The Camaro was the leader in sales among American muscle cars with 6,577, which is a 17.4 percent increase over August’s sales of 5,604, figures showed.

The Challenger continued to trail the pack, although it gained in sales with 5,698, an increase of 8.3 percent over August’s sales of 5,262.

Both the Camaro and the Challenger saw a decrease in year-to-date sales when looking at figures from 2015 to 2016, figures showed. The Camaro saw an 11.4 percent decrease while the Challenger saw a 2 percent decrease.

Comparing figures from September 2015 and September 2016, both cars saw an increase in sales during that month. Camaro had an increase of 25.4 percent while the Challenger saw a 19 percent increase.

Year-to-date figures show that Chevy sold 54,353 Camaros so far and Dodge sold 51,141 Challengers, leaving the Mustang as the most popular muscle car by more than 30,000 vehicles sold.

Muscle Car Sales – September 2016

Sept 2016 # August 2016 # Sept ’16/Aug ’16 % Sept 2016/2015 YTD 2016 # YTD 2016/2015 %
Chevrolet Camaro 6,577 5,604 17.4% 25.4% 54,353 -11.4%
Ford Mustang 6,429 8,299 -22.5% -32.0% 87,258 -9.3%
Dodge Challenger 5,698 5,262 8.3% 19.0% 51,141 -2.0%


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