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Popularity of Convertibles in US Coming from Odd Places

Droptops comprise 11.2% of available models.

by on Aug.08, 2017

According to Cars.com, the Camaro convertible is the most popular droptop in the U.S. this year.

Car buyers looking to engage in a little sun worshipping as the they drive have plenty of options these days. In fact, there 30 vehicles to choose from despite the fact droptops comprise just a little more than 10% of all vehicles sold.

Convertible sales have been on the rise in recent years, as have the number of options for getting a ragtop. Perhaps the biggest driverin the sales increase is the improvement in materials and technology, have made these vehicles increasing popular in new places.

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“There are 30 models categorized as convertibles that are currently available, which is 11.2% of all new vehicles on the market, yet convertibles only capture 0.8 percent of sales at dealerships,” said David Greene, a data analyst with Cars.com. (more…)