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Fifth-Gen Camaro Racing Towards 500,000 US Sales

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2015 Camaro Commemorative Edition

The 2015 Camaro Commemorative Edition

General Motors announced today that the Chevrolet brand is on track to deliver the 500,000th fifth-generation Chevy Camaro in the United States this month.

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.”

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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.