Fifth-Gen Camaro Racing Towards 500,000 US Sales
The fifth-gen Camaro was a hit when it first went on sale in August of 2009, and it hasn’t looked back since. The Camaro galloped past Ford’s Mustang in 2010, making it America’s best-selling performance car—a title it hasn’t let go of for the last five years. And it’s not just the die-hard Camaro aficionados who have responded well to the fifth-gen model: 63% of the Camaro’s retail buyers have been new to GM.
“The fifth-generation Camaro has clearly resonated with both long-time Camaro fans, and first time performance-car buyers,” said Todd Christensen, the Camaro’s marketing manager. “That sets the bar high for the next chapter of the car’s history.”
As it approaches the 500,000 US sales milestone, the Camaro is only becoming more popular. In 2014, the Camaro’s sales were up 7.1%, marking its second-best year of sales since its introduction. And so far, through January and February, 2015 sales are up 3.6% over 2014 figures.
As the fifth-gen Chevy Camaro enters its final year, you have to wonder what Chevrolet will come up with to make the next generation as popular as the present one.