The Dodge Challenger managed to outsell both the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro in June, making it the best-selling pony car in America for the first time in at least seven years, according to Carscoops.
In all, 6,605 Dodge Challengers were sold through the month of June, to the Ford Mustang’s 6,186 unit sales and the Chevrolet Camaro’s 4,691. Sales for the year to-date have nonetheless been significantly lower than those of the Mustang and Camaro; from January through June, FCA has sold 35,910 Dodge Challengers. Compare that to the Chevrolet Camaro at 36,567 unit sales over the same period, or the Ford Mustang’s 44,608 sales.
Of course, both the Mustang and the Camaro have at least one massive leg up on the Dodge Challenger: both are relatively new, the Mustang having been redesigned for 2015, and the Camaro for 2016. The Challenger, meanwhile, was most recently redesigned for the 2008 model year, and Dodge has given it only small, incremental updates in the years since.
We’re not exactly sure what drove sales to reach such heights through June, but it’s possible that the new, all-wheel-drive GT model contributed somewhat, possibly even siphoning some sales away from the four-door Charger. That, or maybe the bonkers “SRT Demon” model is already achieving its intended halo effect.