The 2019 Hyundai Veloster topped the US Small Sports Car segment in the first half of 2018: 5,459 sales of new cars have been registered. This model is the only segment’s this-year newcomer.
The high-performance Hyundai Veloster N with 275-hp of output will go on sale in USA in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata with 4,691 units is the second, the Toyota 86 (2,275 units) is the third by sales result among small sports cars. The rest in the list of best sellers are:
- Buick Cascada – 2,175 units;
- Subaru BRZ – 1,966 units;
- Fiat 124 Spider – 1,894 units.
Every single model in the segment experienced a double-digit sales fall since the beginning of the year. The overall sales in the American Small Sports Car segment amounted to 18,495 units and declined by 33% (-40% in Q1 and -25% in Q2’18).
Till the end of this year the segment may reach the worst level for the last 15 years, if sales will drop below 33,000 units, and this is a possible scenario.
Upper picture: 2019 Hyundai Veloster