Loyalists to the Ford Motor Company marque and its iconic pony car offering have been granted a brand new reason to gloat, with US sales of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang far exceeding those of the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro through the first five months of this year.
In fact, the 2015 Ford Mustang has outpaced the Camaro by more than 66 percent in the US through May, with the ‘Stang’s sales standing at 56,571 to the 33,982-unit sales of Chevrolet’s rival pony car.
Of course, it’s worth noting that for the 2016 model year, the Chevrolet Camaro will be entering an all-new sixth generation. That car will match the offered engines of the latest Ford Mustang toe-to-toe with the inclusion of a turbocharged four-cylinder, presenting an appealing alternative to the Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-pot. And where the new Mustang failed to lose any weight, actually gaining some 100 pounds (give-or-take), the 2016 Camaro ought to weigh in at around 200 pounds less than the outgoing model.
Of course, we’d prefer not to think that the Ford Mustang’s sales lead isn’t a simple matter of Chevrolet fans holding out for the latest and best; the Camaro has only ever held a slim sales lead over Ford’s pony car anyway. Rather, we’d like to believe that the implicit promises of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, in addition to the adoption (finally) of an independent rear-suspension, has compelled so many consumers to see the light.