Third-quarter sales results are now available from the automaker, and that means there’s a new opportunity to examine how the American muscle car segment is performing. Let’s see if the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, or Ford Mustang take the lead.
Third Quarter of 2022:
Ford reports its shipments monthly, while General Motors and Stellantis only release their figures every three months. This means we have a bit more info on the Mustang than the other two. The Blue Oval moved 3,367 of them in July, 3,533 in August, and 3,454 in September for a total of 10,354 examples during Q3.
In comparison, Chevy shipped 7,922 Camaros in the third quarter. It’s up 52.3 percent from 5,203 units in Q2.
Dodge moved 16,412 Challengers in Q3. This is up 17 percent from moving 13,994 examples in Q2.
The table below repeats these numbers but presents them in an easier way to compare the numbers:
Sales From January To September:
When we last checked sales of these models, the Mustang was the sales leader so far for the year. However, Ford’s 26,244 shipments were only narrowly ahead of the 25,682 Challenger. The Camaro is third with 11,255 sales.
Three months later, the Challenger is now leading with 42,094 deliveries from January to September. This figure is actually down 5 percent from 44,142 sales in this period for 2021.
Mustang is now in second place by moving 36,598 units through September 2022. By comparison, this is down 10.9 percent from 41,065 shipments in the first nine months of 2021.
Camaro continues to be in third place among this trio. Chevy shipped 19,177 units, but this is 27.1 percent better than 15,084 units in this period last year.
The table below offers another view of this info:
|Model||Sales January To September 2023||Sales January To September 2022||Change|
|Chevrolet Camaro||19,177||15,084||27.1 Percent|
|Dodge Challenger||42.094||44,142||-5 Percent|
|Ford Mustang||36.598||41.065||-10.9 Percent|
In September, Ford debuted the next-generation Mustang before selling it in the summer of 2023. Buyers can choose between a new version of the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the tweaked 5.0-liter V8 now available. twin air boxes and dual throttle bodies. No horsepower or torque figures are available yet.
Dodge discontinued production of the Challenger by introducing various editions of Last Call. Its successor will be a concept version of the Charger Daytona SRT EV.
Although there has been no official confirmation, Chevrolet is reportedly planning to kill the Camaro in the near future. After that, there were rumors of a name returning to the electric sedan.
If you want to know more about the new Mustang, check out this episode Chatting About Cars: