The 2015 Ford Mustang certainly had its work cut-out for it.
After the previous-generation car was consistently outsold by Chevrolet’s rival Camaro, it was hoped that the addition of an independent rear-suspension, available turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and an unfortunate amount of excess weight would be enough to elevate the pony car to new sales heights.
So far this year, the 2015 Ford Mustang’s myriad revisions would appear to be paying off; Auto Blog reports that during the month of March, US sales of the new ‘Stang exceeded those of both the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Dodge Challenger. Combined.
In March of 2015, the new Ford muscle car sold 12,663 units domestically, next to the Camaro’s 5,956, and the Challenger’s 6,110. Through all of the first three months this year, the 2015 Ford Mustang sold an incredible 29,811 examples, next to the Chevy’s 17,320, and the Challenger’s 15,957.
What do we take away from this? Well, a new sixth-generation Chevy Camaro is coming soon, and fans know it; of course the Chevy pony car’s sales would slow to a trickle in anticipation of a new model. Then of course, the Dodge Challenger has never been much of a “challenger” in the pony car arena anyway; the showroom showdown has always been much more about Ford versus Chevy, than either of those versus Dodge.
We can expect General Motors to hit back hard when the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro first launches in the US market. Until then, Mustang fans can bask in the glow of their pony car’s arithmetical domination.