Dodge Challenger Loses More Ground As Mustang, Camaro Catch Up

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Maybe it's time for something new, Stellantis.

Thanks to the arrival of numerous Hellcat-powered products, Dodge's muscle cars have essentially sold themselves for the past few years. But as the Challenger continues to age with no meaningful updates, one can't help but wonder if power is everything.

In the first three months of this year, the Ford Mustang finally hit back at the Dodge Challenger by delivering a quarter where it sold more cars than Stellantis. As usual, the Chevrolet Camaro came in dead last, but has that trend continued into the second quarter of the year? Let's take a look at each car's figures in detail and find out.

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In the second quarter of the year, the Chevy Camaro managed to sell a whopping 62.8% more units than it managed in the same period last year. As impressive as that sounds, the actual sales figures are fairly disappointing, with only 4,545 cars sold over the last three months. For the year-to-date, a total of 11,255 Camaro sales were recorded, a 13.9% increase over the same period in 2021. Sadly, this has once again put the geriatric Camaro in last place.

The Dodge Challenger won the battle for the second quarter, selling 14,558 units. This represents a drop of 3% compared to the 15,052 units sold over the same period in 2021 and brings the Challenger to a total of 25,682 sales so far this year, down 15% from the 30,148 recorded this time last year.

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The Mustang got silver in the second quarter, shifting 12,258 units. However, it sold 4,647 units in June alone, a 107.5% increase from the 2,230 units sold in June 2021. In addition, although it sold only 26,244 units so far this year, a 17.9% decline from the year-to-date totals recorded at this time last year, that figure represents a lead of only 562 units over the Challenger's totals for the year so far.

Basically, it seems that the Challenger is still in high demand, but Ford has the momentum after an awesome result last month. A new Mustang is coming soon, and Dodge is preparing to "raise hell" and show off new models too, while Chevrolet is as quiet as ever. This is still a two-horse race and will be for many years to come.

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