Chevy Corvette once again drags segment into the red, as sales of the Porsche 911 rise, while those of the McLaren 720S soarSales in the US Large Sports and Exotics segment fell by 8.8% to 10,275 in the first quarter of 2018, continuing on from the 7.0% sales decline in 2017. Once you exclude Chevrolet Corvette, which accounts for more than half the sales in the segment, the outlook is less bleak – sales of the remaining models rose by 6.4%. With outside of the Bentley Continental GT, whose sales the manufacturer no longer breaks out from among its aggregate sales, the segment is not expecting any new or updated models this year.
While Chevrolet Corvette remains the undisputed champion of this segment, its sales fell yet again in Q1’18, this time by 23%
Coincidentally, sales of the second-placed Porsche 911 rose pretty much as quickly as those of the Corvette fell, meaning the german car sold more than half the number of units of the American for the first time in a while, putting to rest fears that the move to an all-turbo layout had a permanent dent o the model’s sales
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