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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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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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Italy September 2010

October 30, 2010 Leave a comment

In a market losing 19% vs. 2009, Fiat manages a 1-2-3 this month with the Fiat Punto leading the way at 7% market share (8% over 9 months 2010), ahead of the Fiat Panda at 6.5% (7%) and the Fiat 500 at 4.2% (Vs. 3.6% over 2010). A good performance for the Italian manufacturer.

The Ford Fiesta confirmed it cannot hold the very high sales level it achieved earlier in the year and dropped one place to 4th with 3.9% of the market, compared to its 5.2% market share over 2010.

The VW Golf stays strong in Italy and confirms a 5th place (2.6%) it holds over 2010 too (2.7%). Less than a hundred sales behind, the little sister VW Polo performs well (2.5%) and is slightly ahead of its 2010 market share (2.4%). Even though it will be replaced in a few months, the Lancia Ypsilon stays strong in 7th, ahead of the Citroen C3, surprisingly weak given its recent relaunch.

Full Top 30 ranking table, Mini’s performance and more details below.

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