Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Muscle Cars Outselling Hybrids

Review 2010 Chevrolet 'retro' Camaro.
"Who would have predicted that muscle cars would be making a comeback in the midst of the auto industry's worst crisis in decades? Yet General Motors, Ford (F) and Chrysler all have new muscle cars on the market, and the one I find most intriguing is GM's long-awaited 2010 Chevy Camaro. My prediction: Someday this version of the Camaro will be considered a classic, a collectible coveted by nostalgic baby boomers eager to relive the 1960s and '70s, when muscle cars had their heyday."

True, my son and I went to our local Chevy dealer and there was a waiting list to get on the order list for an SS Camaro. One thing is for sure, muscle cars are far outselling hybrids and other go-carts by a large margin... even during these tough times as the author of the businessweek piece points out...

"It's too soon to know how well the new Camaro will sell. But early signs are that it's generating a lot of excitement just as the U.S. auto sales may finally be bottoming out. An early-production 2010 Camaro (No. 3 off the line) sold for $73,000 on eBay as part of a GM-sanctioned charity event. And, as sales ramp up, the new Camaro has been commanding a premium over list price because it's in such high demand."

So much demand that the Camaro is rivaling sales of the highly popular retro Mustang from Ford...

Camaro to beat Mustang in June Sales
As the Muscle Car Wars continue, GM's struggling to meet demand for the new Chevy Camaro, with some buyers paying heavy premiums on sticker prices. Now GM even thinks it may catch Ford's new 2010 Mustang in monthly sales. According to the General, the new Camaro is creating enough buzz to play a key role in GM's turnaround."

Oh... I forgot ...How are the Hybrid, green, 'save the planet' cars doing?

U.S. Hybrid Car Sales in March... "Not Good At All".

US Hybrid Sales Down 45.5% in April

Hybrid Sales Down, Does Going Green Pay?

"Hybrid sales are down 62 percent across the board"


Blogger Red S Tater said...

For those interested in the numbers...
"June sales of hybrids in the US totaled 26,205 units"- link

"The sales tally for June was 9,320 for the Camaro and 7,362 for the Mustang, reports Automotive News." - link combined with 2,438 Corvettes, 3,622 G8's, 6,116 Vibes and from Mopar another 1,369 Dodge Challengers, 3,489 Chargers... link
you get 33,696 brand new Hotrods sold in June 2009 (which will become valuable collector cars in the future) vs 26,205 Hybrid piles of junk.

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