Ford Mustang outsold the Chevrolet Camaro for the second straight month in June.
Last month Ford Mustang sold 10,263 units, down 9.9% compared with June 2012, but still managed to surpass the Chevrolet Camaro which sold 7,236 units, down 20.7%. Ford’s sales chief Erich Merkle said that the Mustang outsold the Camaro by a wide margin over the longer term. Beginning with 2004 Ford sold 1,020,123 Mustangs globally, compared with 345,026 Camaro vehicles sold during the same period, as the model lost a lot of time being out of production.
In March Mustang celebrated its 50th anniversary and to mark the special occasion Ford decided to sell products, such as shirts, jackets, pinball machines and watches, with a new logo created especially for the event. The new logo was designed by Michael Thompson and shows the Mustang’s trademark galloping pony in silhouette over the characters “50 YEARS.”
In April the automaker celebrated another event, the 1 millionth Mustang manufactured in Flat Rock. To make it an unforgettable event, Raj Nair, head of global product development, drove a ruby red 2014 Mustang convertible off the assembly line, with employees joining the celebration and cheering.
“Mustang is one of the most beloved nameplates in the industry, with fans around the world and throughout Ford Motor Company,” said Rah Nair, group vice president of global product development.