May Sports Car Sales: Mustang Outsells Camaro for First Time in Months
The Ford Mustang dethroned the Chevrolet Camaro in sales last month to become the best-selling sporty two-door in May, at 8797 units sold. The Camaro sold 7929 units for the month, and still leads in year-to-date sales. The Dodge Challenger was again the only pony car to post a sales gain compared to last year, earning third place with 5537 sales.
It’s possible the Camaro lagged in sales due to a model-year change-over, with 2014 models right around the corner. Still, the Mustang can enjoy its moment in the sun for at least one month. The Scion FR-S has moved up a spot since April, landing in fourth place with 1937 units sold. The larger and more expensive Audi A5 wasn’t too far behind, with sales of 1872 units. The A5′s competitor, the Infiniti G37 Coupe, was added to the tally for this month and came in sixth place with 1034 units sold. The outgoing C6 Chevrolet Corvette, which wrapped production in February, still managed to sell 905 units, beating the 895 units of the Porsche 911. Hot on the heels of the 911 are the icon’s mid-engine siblings, the Boxster and Cayman, which sold a combined 869 units in May.
Read about April sports car sales here: Challenger is Only Muscle Car With Sales Increase
At 681 units sold, the Nissan 370Z picked up some sales since last month, though it continues to slide compared to its performance last year. The FR-S’ Toyobaru twin, the Subaru BRZ, sold 679 units, with the Mazda Miata close behind at 672 units. Meanwhile, the BMW 1 Series sold 638 units. Since both the Mini Coupe and Roadster have two doors and are pretty sporty, they’ve been added to the count with a combined total of 503 units. The Mercedes-Benz SLK sold 408 units, while its hardtop convertible competitor the BMW Z4 sold 338 units. Another player in that category, the Audi TT, only found 188 buyers in May. Though it’s fun talking performance numbers when it comes to the Nissan GT-R and SRT Viper, those models each cost more than $100,000 and sell in such relatively low volumes, we’ve decided to focus on more affordable fun cars for sports car sales posts.
See the full sales breakdown in the chart below.
Source: The Automakers
|Model||May 2013 sales||Year-to-Date|
|Infiniti G37 Coupe||1034||4360|
|Mazda MX-5 Miata||672||2519|
|BMW 1 Series||638||2555|