Italian Best Selling Cars. The top 50 in the 2019

Italian best selling cars

Italian best-selling cars in the 2019 show on top the Fiat Panda, keeping the large gap over the followers, ahead of the Lancia Ypsilon growing in double-digits. Astonishing performances signed by the Dacia Duster and the Sandero, but the star of the year is the Volkswagen T-Roc (+99.6%).

The Italian autos market started the year with a negative tone, characterized by a Q1 down 6.9%, while slightly improving in the following months, leading year-to-date figures down 3.5% at 1.325.912. However, in August the market went down again, with 153.535 sales (-3.3%).

As far as the best selling car ranking, the 2019 year-to-date market leader is the city-car Fiat Panda with sales at 96.791 (+20.8%) followed by the Lancia Ypsilon, gaining three positions, with 41.499 (+30.1%) and the Renault Clio with 32.710 (-15.3%).

In fourth place the Dacia Duster climbing the ranking with 30.912 (+56.2%) ahead of the Jeep Renegade with 30.568 (+3%), the Fiat 500x dropped down by 4 positions with 29.676 (-24%) and the Citroen C3 with 29.641 (-1.9%).

In eight place the Volkswagen T-Roc – the star of the year – with 28.937 (+99.6%) followed by the Dacia Sandero with 26.761 units (+29.9%) and in 10th place by the Jeep Compass with 25.897 (-11.1%).

Market Outlook

Having recovered the 1.8-1.9 million level, the mature Italian market has now at the highest level, still far from the record of 2.4 million hit over a decade ago, which looks not been achievable in the next future. Moreover, since March 2019 a new tax system in in place penalizing high emission models and provide little incentive to low emission models (mainly EVs and few Hybrid models) with projected negative impact on the market.

During the 2019-2025 the market will mirror the difficulties of the country, which has lost steam in terms of development, growth, expectations, hope in the future and will marginally benefit from the evolution of technology and environmental rules.

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Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales Aug YTD 2019Sales Aug 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Aug 2019
11Fiat Panda96791603320,8%24,6%
25Lancia Ypsilon41499250230,1%94,6%
33Renault Clio327101652-15,3%-62,8%
420Dacia Duster30912289956,2%46,4%
59Jeep Renegade3056820353,0%-5,8%
62Fiat 500x296762028-24,0%-32,7%
77Citroen C3296411767-1,9%-17,5%
826volkswagen T-Roc28937190899,6%77,5%
919Dacia Sandero26761251229,9%10,9%
1011Jeep Compass258971964-11,1%-38,8%
116Fiat 500253511804-16,3%142,5%
1210Volkswagen Polo251441018-15,0%-40,8%
1314Toyota Yaris247911115-5,9%-37,8%
1415Peugeot 208226621672-4,0%-1,7%
1512Fiat 500L224911273-22,1%-39,8%
1621Ford Ecosport21184199610,3%13,6%
178Ford Fiesta209121236-30,7%-30,1%
1817Renault Captur208541493-3,7%-28,4%
194Fiat Tipo195861191-43,0%-50,6%
2013Volkswagen Golf194611085-29,8%3,0%
2133Opel Karl17595168552,8%70,2%
2218Nissan Qashqai17379874-18,4%-38,0%
2323Peugeot 300816555773-1,2%-36,0%
2425Peugeot 200816493131112,1%61,5%
2524Opel Corsa163998771,2%-19,0%
2616Volkswagen Tiguan162571021-29,1%-36,5%
2732Hyundai Kona15166107826,0%-40,0%
2830Citroen C3 Aircross134907188,2%-25,1%
2938Opel Crossland X1284963819,9%-20,6%
3044Mercedes A Class1276368337,3%41,4%
3140Renault Kadjar12684114619,4%29,1%
3237Volkswagen Up!119508739,5%35,8%
3336Smart Fortwo1187321286,6%310,0%
3445Ford Focus1121652021,2%48,6%
3529Toyota C-HR11183573-14,5%-27,8%
3631Ford Kuga10896656-11,1%-32,8%
3734Peugeot 30810722493-5,1%-25,4%
3846Toyota Aygo1027278611,1%32,3%
39268volkswagen T-Cross97671156
4028Opel Mokka96160-29,0%-100,0%
4139Hyundai Tucson91121128-14,7%46,7%
4242Audi A39073514-10,5%41,2%
4349Ford Ka+881262114,9%27,0%
4441Kia Sportage84021172-19,3%48,0%
4554Kia Picanto839265720,1%9,0%
4643Alfa Romeo Stelvio8249859-14,9%13,0%
4752BMW 1 Series80527389,2%67,0%
4847BMW X17693531-8,6%6,8%
4927Alfa Romeo Giulietta7403410-47,5%-52,7%
5059Audi Q3708535018,4%75,0%