Car market, desire to start again in the open air: sales of convertibles and spiders are growing


The health emergency has severely tested the automotive market but, after the easing of restrictions, the desire seems to be asserting itself shooting. Starting again by returning to breathe outdoors after months in the house, one would say when commenting on the results of AutoScout24's research on car sales in the first half of 2021 .

The only segments to grow , in fact, were those that contain convertible and spider cars . Registrations of new convertible and spider cars, in total 5,776 cars , increased by 13.7 percent compared to the same period of the ; previous year.

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Also in the used market indicators emerge that suggest that this type of vehicle was the most important; searched in the first six months of the year: requests for used cars increased by 41 percent and, according to provisional data provided by the ACI, in the period in question they registered nearly 13,900 changes of ownership of used cars convertible and spider . The average price of these cars in the used market is state of 25,900 euros with a range that varies considerably according to the model and age.

AutoScout24 points out that while targeting a limited market niche, convertibles and spiders have characteristics that satisfy that need for freedom. emerged after the aforementioned relaxation of restrictive measures:

if compared to other bodyshops, these segments represent a marginal share, but they are aimed at a single, passionate consumer who at the same time seeks freedom; and aesthetics that only a convertible can do; to offer. It is a real lifestyle, suitable for those who want to experience the street and the surrounding area in a & ldquo; direct & rdquo; way, especially in this moment where the desire to rediscover freedom & agrave; lost & egrave; very high.

THE CONVERTIBLE AND SPIDER PI MODELS? DESIRED Porsche Boxster , followed by the BMW Z4 and the Mazda MX-5 . More in detail (average prices in brackets):

  1. Porsche Boxster (36,800 euros)
  2. BMW Z4 (23,300 euros)
  3. Mazda MX-5 (11,700 euros)
  4. Alfa Romeo Spider (18,500 euros)
  5. Smart Fortwo (8,600 euros)
  6. Fiat 500C (10,300 euros)
  7. Audi TT (17,900 euros)
  8. Porsche 911 (94,000 euros)
  9. Mercedes-Benz SLK (200) (11,000 euros)
  10. BMW 3 Series (320) (11,300 euros)

Not in the top ten but & egrave; equally worthy of mention is the Saab 9-3 cabrio which allows you to experience the intoxication of the convertible with the modest sum of 7,400 euros (always average price); for those who don't mind the expense there are the Rolls-Royce Dawn (245,700 euros), the Alfa Romeo 8C (about 228,700 euros) and the BMW Z8 (€ 224,562).

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