The U.S. sales chart suggests a great start for the new Mustang.
With the launch of the new Ford Mustang, the American carmaker has drawn first blood in the pony car territory. In the month of November, the 2015 Mustang garnered as much as 8,728 sales in the U.S. What's more important is that it even managed to outsell the segment-leading Camaro by a good margin.
In comparison, the age-old rival Camaro saw little success, especially if you look at the comparitive figures. A total of 4,385 units of the Camaro were delivered, which is half of what the Mustang managed.
Coming back to the 2015 Mustang, the sales were topped by the 5-litre V8 powered GT model, accounting for 52 per cent of the sales, while the rest were shared equally between the 3.7-litre V6 engined version and the inline-4 2.3-litre EcoBoost powered model.
This is the best sales the Ford Mustang has managed since the year 2006. And the first time since 2009 has Ford led the segment, because before this it was the Chevrolet Camaro on top of the sales chart.
2014 sales are still led by the Bowtie-wearing pony with a total of 79,669 units sold till the latest count, while Mustang lags by 6,000 units or so at 73,124. It remains to be seen whether the hike in sales is largely because of the novelty or if the Mustang is finally on its way back to regain the crown.
The Camaro, on the other hand, is all set to don retro looks in its next avatar and is expected to be based on the new Alpha platform that underpins the 2014 Cadillac CTS, suggests an earlier report. Also, for the first time, the Mustang will be made in right-hand drive specification, and Ford India could introduce it as a halo product targeting only the true enthusiast.