Italian Automotive Market rose 5% in July. Dacia the new star, Lancia is collapsing.

Italian Automotive Market

Italian Automotive Market rose 5% in July. Pushed up by Duster and Sandero, Dacia jumped in top ten placing in seventh place with the best share ever in the market. Lancia is collapsing and fell out of top ten, landing in thirteenth place.

In July 2014 accordingly with data released by UNRAE, the Italian Associations of Car Importers, total new Car Passengers sold have been 114.779, up 5.5% from year ago. In the first seventh months of the year sales have been 868.436, up 3.2% from year ago.

The main fact of the month is not correlated with sales but with the potential introduction of new incentives for the car sector, despite FCA Group persists in its position against any action in this sense. However, the UNRAE lobbies seems finally to work well and the Italian Ministry of Economic development has already announced actions to scrap euro 1 and euro 2 vehicles. In case of incentive introduction, the actual three years flat market expectation could be heavily modified.

In July Fiat sold 23.854 cars with share at 20.8%, up 0.2 points from June. Year to date sales were 182.396 with share at 20.9% down 0.2 points from last year. Three Fiat models were in the podium with Panda at 8.960 units, down 1.6% from July 2013, the Punto at 5.286 (down 13.4%) and the 500 at 4.157 (up 17.6%).

Volkswagen in second place retailed 9.545 cars with share at 8.3%, up 0.4 points from the previous month with cumulative sales at 70.759 and share at 8.1%, flat from last year. The best model was the Golf in 7th place with 3.215 units (up 11.4%) while the Polo was 11th with 2.804 (down 5.4%).

Ford was third selling 7.609 units with 6.6% of share, down 0.4 points from June. Year to date sales have been 59.093 with share flat from last year at 6.8%. Fiesta was the best-selling model in 8th with 2.931 (up 11.4%) while C-Max was 29th with 971 (-7.6%).

Renault was fourth with 7.183 sales and losing 0.7 points of share from June. Cumulative sales were 51.598 with 5.9% of share, up 0.9 points from last year. Clio was the best imported vehicle advancing in fourth place with 3.808 sales (+17.5%) while Captur ranked in 16th with 1.846 units.

Peugeot overtook Opel in fifth selling 6.131 cars with 5.3% of share, down 0.2 points from the previous month. Year to date sales were 47.430 with 5.4% of share.

In this month, Dacia posted a superb performance at the best share ever in Italy with 5.109 sales and 4.5% of share. The Duster jumped in top ten with 2.744 retails while the Sandero ranked 17th.

Losing over 23% of volume, Lancia dropped out of top ten with only 3.911 sales and 3.4% of share.

In the interactive tables, statistics regarding All Brands and the Best-selling Models:

Rank Jul Rank Ytd Brand Jul 2014 Ytd Jul 2014 Jul YoY Var. Share Q1 Share June Share Jul Share Ytd
1 1 Fiat 23.854 182.396 5,8% 21,0% 20,6% 20,8% 20,9%
2 2 Volkswagen 9.545 70.759 12,6% 8,2% 7,9% 8,3% 8,1%
3 3 Ford 7.609 59.093 8,1% 6,5% 7,0% 6,6% 6,8%
4 4 Renault 7.183 51.598 43,6% 5,4% 7,0% 6,3% 5,9%
5 6 Peugeot 6.131 47.430 19,6% 5,4% 5,5% 5,3% 5,4%
6 5 Opel 5.867 47.622 10,5% 5,2% 6,3% 5,1% 5,5%
7 15 Dacia 5.109 24.578 130,8% 2,6% 3,1% 4,5% 2,8%
8 10 Audi 4.332 33.083 0,5% 3,9% 3,7% 3,8% 3,8%
9 11 Nissan 4.242 30.965 7,1% 3,5% 3,2% 3,7% 3,5%
10 12 Mercedes 4.128 29.260 0,5% 3,1% 3,5% 3,6% 3,4%
11 8 Citroen 4.106 36.295 -21,0% 4,4% 3,8% 3,6% 4,2%
12 7 Toyota 4.038 36.949 -14,7% 4,5% 4,2% 3,5% 4,2%
13 9 Lancia 3.911 34.195 -23,3% 4,1% 3,6% 3,4% 3,9%
14 14 Hyundai 3.829 25.913 18,4% 2,8% 2,8% 3,3% 3,0%
15 13 BMW 3.420 27.185 1,3% 3,2% 3,4% 3,0% 3,1%
16 16 Kia 3.094 20.037 17,8% 2,3% 2,1% 2,7% 2,3%
17 17 Alfa Romeo 2.389 18.677 -25,6% 2,1% 1,9% 2,1% 2,1%
18 18 Mini 1.353 11.127 1,2% 1,3% 1,5% 1,2% 1,3%
19 20 Suzuki 1.318 9.946 36,6% 1,2% 1,1% 1,1% 1,1%
20 19 Smart 1.232 11.060 -34,4% 1,4% 1,1% 1,1% 1,3%
21 24 Seat 1.136 7.829 22,8% 0,7% 1,3% 1,0% 0,9%
22 21 Land Rover 1.121 9.710 8,1% 1,2% 1,0% 1,0% 1,1%
23 22 Skoda 1.109 8.658 14,3% 1,1% 0,8% 1,0% 1,0%
24 23 Volvo 1.085 8.468 23,0% 1,0% 0,9% 0,9% 1,0%
25 26 Jeep 669 5.008 43,6% 0,5% 0,5% 0,6% 0,6%
26 27 Mazda 507 3.405 40,1% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4%
27 29 Porsche 486 2.558 55,8% 0,2% 0,3% 0,4% 0,3%
28 30 Mitsubishi 395 2.442 40,6% 0,2% 0,3% 0,3% 0,3%
29 28 Honda 372 2.788 21,6% 0,3% 0,3% 0,3% 0,3%
30 25 Chevrolet 250 6.551 -90,4% 1,2% 0,3% 0,2% 0,8%
31 32 Abarth 191 1.140 18,6% 0,1% 0,1% 0,2% 0,1%
32 31 Subaru 172 1.496 -3,4% 0,2% 0,2% 0,1% 0,2%
33 33 Maserati 164 853 668,8% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
34 34 Lexus 97 825 1,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
35 35 SsangYong 84 703 -4,5% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
36 36 Jaguar 75 593 -38,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
37 37 Isuzu 38 280 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
38 39 Ferrari 31 167 64,9% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 38 Great Wall 30 250 53,2% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 40 Mahindra 20 165 14,8% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 41 DR Motor 20 135 -46,1% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
41 42 Infiniti 13 90 44,4% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 43 Tata 7 88 -67,4% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
43 44 Lamborghini 5 39 15,4% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
44 45 Tesla 3 29 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
45 46 Aston Martin 2 22 -57,9% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
45 47 Lotus 2 19 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
46 50 Lada 1 6 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
46 49 Bentley 1 11 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
46 50 Rolls Royce 1 6 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
46 50 Mia Electric 1 6 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
46 48 Gonow 1 12 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Jul Rank Ytd Model July 2014 Ytd 2014 Jul YoY Var. Share Jul Share Ytd
1 1 Fiat Panda 8.960 64.850 -1,6% 7,8% 7,4%
2 3 Fiat Punto 5.286 35.846 -13,4% 4,6% 4,1%
3 4 Fiat 500 4.157 32.463 17,6% 3,6% 3,7%
4 6 Renault Clio 3.808 26.093 17,5% 3,3% 3,0%
5 5 Lancia Ypsilon 3.611 31.331 4,6% 3,1% 3,6%
6 2 Fiat 500L 3.464 35.862 56,9% 3,0% 4,1%
7 7 Volkswagen Golf 3.215 24.463 11,4% 2,8% 2,8%
8 8 Ford Fiesta 2.931 22.935 14,3% 2,6% 2,6%
9 10 Volkswagen Polo 2.804 19.549 -5,4% 2,4% 2,2%
10 18 Dacia Duster 2.744 11.259 78,5% 2,4% 1,3%
11 12 Nissan Qashqai 2.184 16.620 -4,7% 1,9% 1,9%
12 11 Toyota Yaris 2.157 18.384 17,7% 1,9% 2,1%
13 13 Peugeot 208 2.101 16.468 -12,0% 1,8% 1,9%
14 9 Citroen C3 2.000 19.954 -5,0% 1,7% 2,3%
15 16 Peugeot 2008 1.975 12.439 955,9% 1,7% 1,4%
16 17 Renault Captur 1.846 11.373 217,2% 1,6% 1,3%
17 19 Dacia Sandero 1.790 11.253 39,2% 1,6% 1,3%
18 15 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.769 12.986 -18,8% 1,5% 1,5%
19 14 Opel Corsa 1.640 13.841 -0,1% 1,4% 1,6%
20 23 Opel Mokka 1.539 9.930 76,0% 1,3% 1,1%
21 22 Audi A3 1.361 10.276 42,8% 1,2% 1,2%
22 27 Kia Sportage 1.338 8.089 11,6% 1,2% 0,9%
23 20 Smart Fortwo 1.232 10.853 16,7% 1,1% 1,2%
24 21 Volkswagen Up! 1.224 10.295 21,6% 1,1% 1,2%
25 28 Hyundai ix35 1.214 8.017 15,6% 1,1% 0,9%
26 26 Hyundai i10 1.205 8.757 76,9% 1,0% 1,0%
27 24 Mercedes A Class 1.190 9.866 -5,4% 1,0% 1,1%
28 35 Volkswagen Tiguan 996 6.568 5,8% 0,9% 0,8%
29 25 Ford C-max 972 9.283 -7,6% 0,8% 1,1%
30 32 BMW 3 Series 930 6.943 -17,3% 0,8% 0,8%
31 34 Mercedes B Class 917 6.622 -13,4% 0,8% 0,8%
32 29 Ford Focus 914 7.689 -13,2% 0,8% 0,9%
33 30 Opel Astra 805 6.959 -14,2% 0,7% 0,8%
34 38 Ford B-Max 781 5.870 -4,9% 0,7% 0,7%
35 42 Audi A4 779 5.468 -8,5% 0,7% 0,6%
36 50 Nissan Juke 745 4.896 -33,3% 0,6% 0,6%
37 48 Fiat Freemont 712 5.165 -33,0% 0,6% 0,6%
38 31 Mini Countryman 700 6.944 -10,5% 0,6% 0,8%
39 39 Peugeot 308 684 5.611 113,0% 0,6% 0,6%
40 76 Fiat Qubo 673 2.502 -30,3% 0,6% 0,3%
41 53 Ford Kuga 669 4.698 2,4% 0,6% 0,5%
42 46 Mini 653 5.239 48,2% 0,6% 0,6%
43 60 Kia Rio 641 3.978 -8,9% 0,6% 0,5%
44 41 Audi A1 639 5.575 1,7% 0,6% 0,6%
45 49 Audi Q3 625 5.142 -1,2% 0,5% 0,6%
46 33 Nissan Micra 616 6.658 35,2% 0,5% 0,8%
47 58 Hyundai ix20 607 4.162 -16,0% 0,5% 0,5%
48 40 Alfa Romeo Mi.To 603 5.576 9,0% 0,5% 0,6%
49 51 Volkswagen Passat 597 4.749 -1,3% 0,5% 0,5%
50 36 Citroen C3 Picasso 593 6.109 -36,8% 0,5% 0,7%

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