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Legacy Shift: Mustang Wins, Challenger Exits

Published January 10, 2024 at 12:59
BY RYAN JOHNSON
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In the realm of contemporary muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger (LA) has been a stalwart competitor, often locking horns with Ford's Mustang for sales supremacy.

Yet, the iconic rivalry has reached its conclusion as the Challenger ceased production in December, conceding its long-held title to the Mustang.

The 2023 sales figures signify a significant shift in the American muscle car landscape.

Ford's Mustang emerged victorious, boasting a remarkable 21.2% sales increase in the last quarter, totaling 48,605 units sold over the year. In contrast, the Challenger faced a downturn in its swan song, experiencing a 26% decline in the final quarter and a total of 44,960 units sold throughout the year.



While Chevrolet's Camaro witnessed commendable sales growth towards the year-end, it remained in a distant third position throughout the rivalry. The Challenger's departure marked a shift in consumer preferences.

As the dust settles on this historic rivalry, Dodge looks to the future in the two-door muscle car war with the Mustang, introducing the new Charger (LB).

With the V8 muscle car war concluding, the industry ushers in a new era of evolution and innovation, navigating through emissions and government regulations.

Credits: Mopar Insiders
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