Chevrolet Sales Champ in Sports Car Segment
2011 marked 100 years for Chevrolet, and now another milestone has been reached. Sales figures for 2011 indicate the Chevrolet Camaro was the top selling sports car for the year, while the Chevrolet Corvette was the sales leader in the sports luxury car segment.
According to this handy chart supplied by General Motors, the Camaro accounted for 37% of the market share with 88,249 sold, followed by the Ford Mustang with 29% of the market and 70,438 sold. Chevrolet accounted for 28 percent of the luxury sports car segment in 2011, selling 13,164 Corvettes. Currently the only domestic car in the segment, Corvette more than doubled the sales of its nearest competitor, the Porsche 911.
“With the addition of the Camaro ZL1, there are only a handful of brands in the world with two cars that can match the performance, technology, and excitement of Corvette and Camaro,” said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss. “Unlike many competitors’ performance cars, the Corvette ZR1 and Camaro ZL1 are appropriate for both daily drivers and track use from the factory – with standard coolers for brakes and drivetrain.”
Look for MotorWeek's road test of the Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition ZR1 on episode 3128 which begins airing on public television stations on March 17, 2012.