* 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.
Greek car sales are down 48% in February at 6,988 units. The Toyota Yaris, best seller in 2010, climbs back onto the top spot with 604 sales and a massive 8.6% market share, ahead of the VW Polo at 5% and the Opel Corsa at 4.3%.
The Toyota Auris leads the compact segment in 4th with 256 sales and 3.7%. All Top 4 models deliver much higher shares than in 2010. Fiat has a good month with the Panda at #5 and the 500 at #10, and the Mitsubishi ASX passes the Nissan Qashqai for the first time with 78 sales (#26) vs. 71 (#29).
Full Top 40 Ranking Table 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 was hit by the economic crisis this year, down 36% at 141,404 registrations, with December down 62%.
#6 in 2009, the Toyota Yaris is the best selling car in Greece this year with 5,776 sales and 4.1%, just ahead of the Ford Fiesta, 2009’s best seller, at 5,685 sales (4%) and the Opel Corsa with 5,405 sales (3.8%).
Thanks to their new generations, the VW Polo (from #26 to #4) and Opel Astra (#9 to #5) climb up the ranking. The Fiat Panda (+21%), Hyundai i10 (+15%) and i20 (+12%) and Toyota Aygo (+38%) are some of the cheaper options Greek consumers preferred in this difficult environment.
More commentaries and Full Year 2010 Top 50 models below.
Hard times for the Italian car market, down 21% in November with 146,307 registrations. The Year-to-date figure is down 8% at 1,840,511.
The Fiat Panda is #1 in Italy for the first time since May with 10,736 sales and 7.3%, ahead of the Punto at 10,066 (6.9%). The Punto’s 1st place year-to-date is safe though at 7.9% market share vs. 7% for the Panda.
More commentaries including Nissan Juke’s performance and Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.