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Let’s face it, when the sports-car bubble bursts, it bursts hard – real hard. You only need to look back to 2019 to get the latest example of that fact, with Australian sales down a massive 20.8 per cent.
Indeed, the entire sports-car segment relies upon new releases to keep it ticking over every year, and there weren’t many of them to keep it buoyant in a tough 2019.
The new-generation Toyota Supra and Porsche 911 were more the most notable debutants, while a series of small model-year updates were found beyond them.
That said, 14,712 new sports cars were sold Down Under last year, which is still a lot of metal. And one particular model accounted for a whopping 26.8 per cent of the entire segment’s sales by itself. No prizes for guessing which one that was (read: Ford Mustang).
Either way, read on for a segment-by-segment breakdown of Australia’s most popular new sports cars of 2019.
Best-selling sub-$80,000 sports cars
|2||BMW 2 Series Coupe/Convertible||923||-32.2|
Best-selling $80,000-200,000 sports cars
|1||Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe/Cabriolet||2496||+64.2|
|2||Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet||577||-23.2|
|3||BMW 4 Series Coupe/Convertible||468||-27.4|
Best-selling $200,000-plus sports cars
|3||Aston Martin coupe/convertible||129||-19.9|