* Now updated with the Top 50 best selling models over Q1 2011. See ‘Read more’ below *
Italian car sales are down a worrying 28% year-on-year in March at 187,774 units. First Quarter figures are down 23% at 513,794 registrations.
Both the Fiat Punto at 7.5% (14.035 sales) and the Fiat Panda at 6.7% (12,640 sales) improve their market shares compared to last month and continue to dominate the Italian market. The Ford Fiesta jumps onto the podium for the 2nd time in 3 months at 8,082 units and 4.3%, followed by the VW Golf at 3.3% and the Lancia Ypsilon at 2.8%.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta confirms its outstanding popularity once again and places 8th, its third month in a row in the Top 10. It sells 4,166 units for a 2.2% market share this month. Notice also the Audi A1 in the Top 30 at #29.
Full March and Q1 2011 Top 50 Ranking Tables below.
The Italian car market struggles in February at -21% with 161,147 registrations. Fiat monopolises the podium this month, with the Fiat Punto #1 at 6.7%, the Fiat Panda #2 at 5.8% and the Fiat 500 #3 at 3.8%. The Ford Fiesta and VW Golf follow.
Excellent hold of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which confirms last month’s 6th spot wasn’t a fluke: it is #8 in February with 3,701 sales and 2.3%, well above its sisters the Fiat Bravo (#12) and Lancia Delta (#25). Notice the Opel Astra back in the Top 10 (#9) and the Ford C-Max at #16 (1.6%).
Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.
The Italian car market is off to a slow start this year with 165,302 registrations in January, down 21% on last year. The Fiat Punto stays strong at 13,173 sales and 8% share, but the Panda drops to 6.1%. The VW Golf has a good month in 4th place and 3.5%, ahead of the Fiat 500.
The performance of the month goes to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, breaking into the Top 10 for the first time at a formidable 6th place with 4,053 sales and 2.5% of the market. Other strong performances include the Dacia Duster at #21 (+37 spots on December!), the Nissan Juke at #22 (+9 spots) and the Hyundai ix35 at #32 (+22 spots).
Top 50 Ranking Table below.
December car sales are down 22% in Italy at 131,202 units, bringing the 2010 total to 1,972,617, down 9% on 2009. The Fiat Punto is the best selling car in Italy for the 17th year in a row (the 1st gen Punto launched in Nov 93) with sales down 15% at 155,301 (7.9%).
The Top 6 is unchanged this year: the Fiat Panda is #2 for the 9th year in a row, down 19% at 7% share, ahead of the Ford Fiesta (-8% at 5%), Fiat 500 (-15% at 3.5%), VW Golf (-8% at 2.6%) and Opel Corsa (-2% at 2.6%). The VW Polo is up 69% and 12 spots in 7th and the Renault Clio is up 34% and 5 spots in 10th.
In December, the Mini breaks into the Top 10 for the first time since its reintroduction in 2001: it is 10th with 2,440 sales, the new Ford C-Max is #17 and the Fiat Doblo reaches its best at #21.
More commentaries, December and Full Year Top 50 below.
The Greek car market is falling further into recession, down 63% year-on-year in November. The Year-to-date figure is down 35%.
Traditionally very volatile, the Greek models ranking is led this month by the Opel Corsa at a very impressive 7.4% market share, followed by the Ford Fiesta (5.2%) and the Opel Astra (4.8%).
Year-to-date, the Toyota Yaris is still ahead at 4.1% but is threatened by the Ford Fiesta (also 4.1%), with the Corsa coming in 3rd (3.8%).
Other strong performers this month include the Smart Fortwo (#10), Alfa Romeo Giulietta (#16), Ford Ka (#17) and BMW 1 Series (#19). For its 2nd month of sales, the Nissan Juke is already 28th (1.1%), just ahead of the Qashqai…
Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.
The economic crisis hitting Greece impacted on car sales: at 7,803 in October they drop 36% over 2009, which was already -41% over 2008. The year-to-date figures are at -32%.
Traditionally dominated by compact cars (Golf, Astra, Auris), this year the Greek market is led by minis: with 5.2% market share, the VW Polo is #1 in October whereas the Toyota Yaris is #1 in the year-to-date ranking with 4.2%. In fact, the Top 5 year-to-date is 100% minis with the Ford Fiesta #2, the Opel Corsa #3, the Polo #4 and the Fiat Panda #5.
The Audi A1 is by far the best-selling Audi model and breaks into the Top 30 already in 29th (1%). Other strong performers this month are the Toyota Aygo (#8), Skoda Yeti (#22), Alfa Romeo Giulietta (#25), Peugeot 3008 (#27) and Dacia Duster (#46).
Full Top 50 ranking table below. Read more…
The Dutch car market is growing fast in 2010: +23% vs. 09 in October (43,920 registrations) and +24% vs. 09 over 10 months (434,604 registrations).
The VW Polo leads in the Netherlands: thanks to a phenomenal month of October at 2,751 sales and 6.3% market share, the Polo now tops the year-to-date ranking with 16,310 sales and 3.8%, passing the Peugeot 107.
One of the particularities of the Dutch market is the flat-out success of the “Kolin sisters”: the badge engineered Peugeot 107, Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo. Virtually the same car with different badges, produced in Kolin in Czech Republic. All 3 models are hits in the Netherlands: the Peugeot 107 is #2 year-to-date with 15,886 sales (3.7%), the Toyota Aygo is #3 at 14,154 sales (3.3%) and the Citroen C1 is #5 at 10,477 sales (2.4%). All in all, the Kolin sisters amount to a staggering 40,517 registrations over 10 months, or 9.3% of the Dutch market!
Top 30 October, Top 15 2010 ranking tables and more commentaries below.