With the Camaro finally outselling the Mustang in September for the first time since both received redesigns, Chevy is looking to keep the metal moving by adding a new manual-only 1LS trim to the 2017 Camaro's repertoire.

According to the Camaro's ordering guide, the 1LS will start at $26,900 for coupes, and $32,900 for the convertible should you want to go topless. Base engine remains the 275-horsepower, 295 pound-foot producing 2.0 turbo four, the high revving V6 will once again be on tap for an extra $1,495.

With the addition of the exclusively row-it-yourself trim, 1LT Camaros will become an all automatic affair, and sport a new starting price of $27,595 for the coupe and $33,595 for the convertible.

Essentially what Chevy has done is lower the entry price of a base Camaro by $400 even though the 2017 1LS is exactly the same car as the 2016 Camaro 1LT equipped with a 6-speed manual. In addition the 1LT automatic sees its price slashed by $1200, and cars equipped with a 2.0T--either manual or automatic-- now have a lower MSRP than the EcoBoost Mustang.

The move comes hot on the heals of Chevy offering $2,000 in conquest cash to current Mustang owners. Ford did respond with a $2,000 loyalty offer pitched to 2013 and 2014 Mustang lessees, even so the Mustang saw its sales drop off some 32-percent year over year prompting Ford to idle its Flat Rock assembly plant temporarily.