Sales of the Dodge Challenger were up by 50 percent year-over-year, to 3,227 units, in February. That compares to 6,245 Camaros sold by Chevrolet and 3,697 Mustangs sold by Ford.

For the year in total, 5,753 Challengers have been sold, which is also a 50 percent increase.

It's hard to say what accounts for the increase. It could be the introduction of new models like the Challenger SRT8 392 or it could be a sign of economic recovery. Whatever the case, it's good news for Challenger fans.

The Challenger hasn't made much news lately, being overshadowed by new 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and the upcoming 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. But this bit of news is a reminder that despite the presence of those two cars, the market hasn't forgotten the Challenger.

[Motor Trend]