Fifth generation Camaro at 500,000 units, the sixth on May 16
By the end of this month Chevrolet will celebrate the sale of 500,000 units of the fifth generation of the Camaro in the US market. But there is already a buzz with the debut of the sixth generation scheduled for May 16.
Camaro is an icon among the US muscle car, obviously together with Ford Mustang, with whom it competed many times for the leadership in the segment.
The current series of the Camaro, the fifth, is success beyond expectations for the same Chevrolet brand. On sale since August 2009, the fifth generation Camaro has surpassed the Mustang in 2010 and since then it has kept for five consecutive years the title of "bestselling performance car" in US.
The Camaro has also helped to bring new buyers to Chevrolet – with 63 percent of retail buyers new to GM and at the beginning of this new year it is still reaching excellent results, with sales up 3.6% in the first two months.
Returning the upcoming milestone of 500,000 units delivered, the fifth generation of the Camaro has touched today the threshold of 493,815 cars, divided into 61,648 units sold from August to December 2009, 81,299 in 2010, 88,249 in 2011, 84,391 in 2012, 80,567 in 2013, 86,297 in 2014 and 11,364 in this early glimpse of 2015.
The fifth generation Camaro offers in its lineup a broad range of models with also the ZL1 version (both coupe and convertible), the most powerful Camaro ever with a 580 hp engine.