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Market insight: Sportscar bubble bursts in 2018

Sore shoulders: The Ford Mustang is still the best-selling sportscar in Australia, accounting for 30 per cent of overall sportscar sales.

Sportscar sales down 21.7 per cent year-to-date as new-vehicle buyer interest wanes

General News logo6 Apr 2018

By JUSTIN HILLIARD

- Sales in the sportscar segment are on track this year for their first double-digit percentage loss since 2011 following declining interest among Australian new-vehicle buyers, according to official VFACTS sales data released this week.

- Overall sportscar sales have been up and down in recent years with 2017 (down 0.6 per cent), 2016 (up 19.9 per cent), 2015 (down 3.8 per cent), 2014 (down 6.3 per cent), 2013 (up 18.2 per cent), 2012 (up 47.1 per cent) and 2011 (down 16.7 per cent) delivering mixed results.

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