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Italy March 2011: Fiat Punto and Panda up vs. February UPDATED

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Fiat Punto

* 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.

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Greece February 2011: Yaris #1 at 8.6%, ASX passes Qashqai

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

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.

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Italy February 2011: Alfa Giulietta confirms Top 10 spot

March 5, 2011 3 comments

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

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.

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Italy January 2011: Alfa Romeo Giulietta #6!

February 3, 2011 1 comment

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.

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Italy December 2010: Mini in Top 10, Punto #1 for 17th year

January 15, 2011 1 comment

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.

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Greece Full Year 2010: Yaris, Fiesta and Corsa on the podium

January 8, 2011 Leave a comment

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.

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Italy November 2010: Panda #1

December 11, 2010 Leave a comment

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.

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