The fifth-generation Camaro has been quite a success for Chevrolet since it went on sale in August 2009. Camaro sales passed Mustang sales in 2010, to become America’s best-selling performance car. In the process, the Camaro has helped build the Chevrolet family – with 63 percent of retail buyers new to GM.
Remarkably, the Camaro continues to gain momentum, even as the fifth-generation Camaro nears the end of production this year. In 2014, Camaro total sales increased 7.1 percent for its second-best year of sales since its introduction. For the first two months of 2015, total sales are up 3.6 percent over 2014:
|August through December 2009||61,648|
|2010 calendar year||81,299|
|2011 calendar year||88,249|
|2012 calendar year||84,391|
|2013 calendar year||80,567|
|2014 calendar year||86,297|
|January through February 2015||11,364|
In its final year for the fifth generation, the 2015 Camaro lineup offers a broad range of models, including:
- The 323-horsepower V-6-powered LS coupe and LT coupe and convertible – including the 2LS with an EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway
- The Camaro SS coupe and convertible, with a 6.2L V-8 delivering up to 426 horsepower
- The road-racing-inspired Camaro 1LE performance package with unique gearing, suspension tuning and tires that make the model capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration
- The 580-horsepower supercharged Camaro ZL1 coupe and convertible – the most powerful Camaro in history
- The track-capable Camaro Z/28 (coupe only), which was named Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car – the first American-brand car to receive the award
Also of note, in celebration of the end of the fifth generation Camaro’s production run, GM released a sentimental set of testimonies regarding each generation of Camaro and what went in to making it, which can be read here.