The battle of the Detroit muscle has been neck and neck, at least between two rivals, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang. A third competitor was in the competition as well, the Dodge Challenger, but has remained in third place since the beginning of last year. While it’s still a sleek contender, it is a bit bulkier and heavier than the other two which may have caused it a few units.
The other two cars, the Stang and Camaro, have been battling for that top spot all year. Monthly sales couldn’t decide whose side to choose as it let both cars take the win half of the time. While December came to a close, anticipation was high as the last month of the year released their sales numbers for the three pieces of American muscle.
The Chevrolet Camaro won this year’s race, making it three consecutive years now ever since the 2010 Camaro model was reintroduced. With the newly revamped 2013 Mustang model, this coming year could be another close race to the finish line. When January closes, we’ll get a good look at what’s to come in this survival for the fittest.
GM’s overall 2012 Camaro sales were down 4.4 percent from year to year, but the Camaro still managed to swipe the win from under Ford Motor Company’s beloved sports car. The Camaro sold 84,391 units over this past year while 82,995 Mustangs were sold during that same time frame. However, the Dodge Challenger only made half that with just 43,110 units sold for 2012.