2024 Ford Mustang Leads Muscle Car Market as Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger Exit

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2024 Ford Mustang Leads Muscle Car Market
2024 Ford Mustang Leads Muscle Car Market

Holding strong in the rear-wheel drive coupe market, the Ford Mustang continues its reign. Sales figures for the first half of 2024 show a positive trend for the iconic pony car.

According to Ford’s Q2 report, Mustang sales reached 27,444 units in the US, a 7.7% increase compared to the same period in 2023.

While details on specific body styles and transmissions remain unavailable from Ford, the Mustang outsold both the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger by a significant margin, with those two muscle cars bowing out of production in December 2023.

Although Dodge technically offers a successor under a new name, the 2024 Charger takes a different approach. Built on a platform developed by Stellantis, the Charger comes in two distinct flavors: a fully electric Daytona variant and a gasoline-powered SIXPACK with an inline-six engine.

Both offer multiple door options and impressive performance, with the Hurricane I6 boasting up to 550 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque. While the last Chevrolet Camaro rolled off the assembly line in December 2023, the legendary muscle car’s story isn’t over.

2024 Ford Mustang Leads Muscle Car Market
2024 Ford Mustang Leads Muscle Car Market (Ford)

General Motors has remained tight-lipped about the Camaro’s future, but their statements suggest a return is on the horizon. Rumors swirl about the form this revival will take, with electrification a strong possibility.

Speculation points towards a sporty electric sedan, a move that aligns with the auto industry’s growing emphasis on EVs. This potential electric Camaro could recapture the excitement of the original while embracing new technologies.

Revealing sales figures for German sports cars in Q2 2024 paints a picture of contrasting fortunes. BMW boasts impressive results for their 4 Series and 8 Series, leaving rivals Mercedes-Benz and Porsche lagging in releasing their quarterly reports.

American muscle car heritage remains alive and well, with Chevrolet’s Corvette leading the pack in terms of sales.

Among Japanese offerings, the Mazda MX-5 Miata continues to be a beloved option for convertible aficionados, while Nissan persists in offering enthusiast-oriented coupes like the Infiniti Q60 and Z.

Dodge even managed to find a buyer for a single Viper in Q1 2024, a surprising feat considering production ceased in 2017.

Shifting focus to the Subaru-Toyota collaboration, the Subaru BRZ outsold its mechanical twin, the Toyota GR86, in the coupe segment.

Sales figures for the Toyota GR Supra and Lexus RC coupes reveal a more modest reception. Lexus LC sales mirrored this trend, with the hybrid V6 powertrain option capturing a minimal share of total sales.

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