Mustang beats Camaro, Challenger in August muscle car sales [Sales Report]

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Although the Ford Mustang remained the top selling muscle car in August, sales of the iconic vehicle dipped.

Ford announced that it sold 8,299 vehicles in August, down about 13.2 percent in sales from July, which had 9,565 in sales.

Comparing sales from August 2015 and August 2016, Ford didn’t fare much better. Ford saw a decrease in sales of 17 percent comparing the two months. For year to date sales, Ford also saw a decrease of 6.7 percent in sales for the Mustang. So far, Ford has sold 80,829 Mustangs, year to date figures showed.

Although the Dodge Challenger ranked third in sales for August at 5,262, the company actually saw an increase in sales when looking at figures in August 2015 and August 2016. When looking at the two months, Dodge had a 5 percent increase in sales.

However, that was the only bright spot on the recent sales reports. Comparing figures from July 2016 to August 2016, Dodge saw a 6.4 decrease in sales. And, looking at year to date figures, the American car company saw a 4 percent decrease in sales. Year to date figures showed that Dodge has sold 45,489 Challengers.


Chevy had the only gain in August in its sales. Chevy sold 5,604 cars or 1.5 percent more. In July, Chevy sold 5,520 of the Camaros.

However, Chevy’s sales fell when looking at figures in August 2015 and August 2016 by about 10 percent. For year to date figures, Chevy’s sales fell as well, with figures reflecting a 14.8 percent decrease. Year to date figures also showed that Chevy sold 47,958 Camaros.

Muscle Car Sales – August 2016

Aug 2016 # July 2016 # Aug ’16/July ’16 % Aug 2016/2015 YTD 2016 # YTD 2016/2015 %
Ford Mustang 8,299 9,565 -13.2% -17.0% 80,829 -6.7%
Chevrolet Camaro 5,604 5,520 1.5% -10.1% 47,958 -14.8%
Dodge Challenger 5,262 5,619 -6.4% 5.0% 45,489 -4.0%

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