Sunday, 19 June 2011 16:16
Camaro Outruns Mustang as Lost Sales Put Factory in Doubt – Bloomberg
General Motors Co. Chevrolet Camaro, seen here, outsold Mustang by 33 percent through May. Photographer: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg
GM started selling a convertible version of the Camaro this year and says the Mustang is one of the top trade-ins for the Chevy sports car. Photographer: Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg
Ford Motor Co. (F)’s Mustang is falling farther behind the Chevrolet Camaro as the top-selling U.S. sports car, jeopardizing a Michigan factory as designers work to win back the hearts of pony car fans.
Ford narrowly lost the crown in 2010 after a 24-year run, and the gap widened this year, with General Motors Co. (GM)’s revived Camaro outselling Mustang by 33 percent through May. The 1,700- person plant in Flat Rock has just one shift of workers, and its Japanese partner decided last week to pull out.
via Camaro Outruns Mustang as Lost Sales Put Factory in Doubt – Bloomberg