Monday, 09 January 2017 13:02

There is no doubting the Ford Mustang has been a huge success for Ford in Australia, but they probably didn’t expect it be this successful!

VFACTS sales data shows the Mustang out-sold its rivals by more than two to one in 2016.

In total, 6,208 Australian’s purchased a new Ford Mustang last year with the model finishing behind the Ranger, Territory and Focus as one of the brand’s most popular models here.

The pony-car also finishing 2016 in style with a whopping 614 sales in December.

Overall, sports car sales in Australia jumped ahead 19.9% last year!

While the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe/Convertible and Porsche 911 were the sports car models to beat in the more expensive segments.

2016 Australian Car Sales Data – Sports Cars (Under $80,000):

  • Ford Mustang – 6,208
  • Hyundai Veloster – 2,232 (-16.9%)
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe/Conv – 2,159 (+13.5%)
  • Toyota 86 – 2,068 (-31.2%)
  • Mazda MX-5 – 1,577 (+72.0%)
  • Holden Astra Sport – 749 (-1.8%)
  • Audi A3 Convertible – 614 (-26.2%)
  • Holden Cascada – 500 (-4.4%)
  • Nissan 370Z – 356 (-18.0%)
  • Subaru BRZ – 331 (-45.5%)
  • Volkswagen Scirocco – 298 (-18.8%)
  • MINI Cabrio – 291 (+209.6%)
  • Renault Sport Megane – 216 (-40.3%)
  • Volkswagen Beetle – 182 (-24.2)
  • Abarth 124 Spider – 169
  • Renault Megane Convertible – 165 (+33.1%)
  • Peugeot RCZ – 43 (-38.6%)
  • Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet – 16 (-96.5%)

2016 Australian Car Sales Data – Sports Cars (Above $80,000):

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cpe/Conv – 2,524 (+79.1%)
  • BMW 4 Series Coupe/Conv – 1,551 (-19.3%)
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cpe/Conv – 691 (-27.8%)
  • Audi TT – 545 (-16.3%)Lexus RC – 518 (-11.8%)
  • Audi A5 – 375 (-42.4%)
  • Porsche Cayman – 285 (+43.2%)
  • BMW Z4 – 194 (+198.5%)
  • Jaguar F-Type – 186 (+7.5%)
  • Porsche Boxster – 172 (-9.9%)
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class – 111 (-52.8%)
  • Nissan GT-R – 79 (+16.2%)
  • Alfa Romeo 4C – 68 (-54.4%)
  • Infiniti Q60 – 55 (+25.0%)
  • Lotus Exige -17 (-10.5%)
  • Lotus Elise – 8 (-63.6%)
  • Lotus Evora – 6 (-14.3%)
  • Caterham – 3 (+200.0%)
  • Morgan Classics – 5 (-76.2%)

2016 Australian Car Sales Data – Sports Cars (Above $200,000):

  • Porsche 911 – 422 (+11.9%)
  • Ferrari Coupe/Conv – 188 (+12.6%)
  • BMW 6 Series – 164 (-20.0%)
  • Mercedes-AMG GT – 144 (+148.3%)
  • Lamborghini Coupe/Conv – 127 (+51.2%)
  • Bentley Coupe/Conv – 109 (+6.9%)
  • Aston Martin Coupe/Conv – 103 (-9.6%)
  • Audi R8 – 94 (+123.8%)
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe/Conv – 94 (-14.5%)McLaren Coupe/Conv – 93 (+158.3%)
  • Maserati Coupe/Conv – 83 (-27.8%)
  • Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – 57 (0.0%)
  • BMW i8 – 32 (-47.5%)
  • Rolls-Royce Coupe/Conv – 25 (+66.7%)
  • Honda NSX – 2

Source: www.behindthewheel.com.au, 9 January 2017

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