General Motors said today that the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was the best-selling sports car in the United States for the first full year of sales. From May 2009 to May 2010, GM sold a total of 99,872 units of the Camaro, outselling its closest competitor by nearly 20,000. During the same period Ford sold a total of 80,340 Mustangs.
“It”s remarkable how quickly consumers connected with the new Camaro, and pushed it to the top of the segment,” says John Fitzpatrick, Camaro marketing manager, “especially considering our key competitors offer both coupe and convertible models. Today, about half of 2010 Camaro buyers are new to Chevrolet, some trading in performance cars such as Mustang or Nissan Z to purchase their Camaro. As Camaro brings new customers to Chevrolet, we believe it is having a residual effect on our other products.”
GM said that Chevrolet dealerships in international markets have sold more than 1,000 units of the Camaro, even before official export production has started.
“Sales outside the U.S. are expected to grow significantly, as Chevrolet increases production to accommodate exports for Chevrolet”s largest markets, including Brazil, China, Russia, and Europe,” GM said.
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