Italy market report. Full Year 2016

Italian light vehicles market Jaguar-F-Type-2018

Italian light vehicles market in 2016 recovers a place within the Top 10 Global markets, growing again over 2 million units. The car passengers sales at 1.82 million, were up 16%.

Market Outlook

The latest monthly indicators suggest that the economy maintained a slow but broadly steady pace of growth in Q4 after it had accelerated slightly in Q3, mainly on the back of stronger fixed investment, which offset a more negative contribution from the external sector. In the political arena, on 4 December, Italians voted No in the constitutional referendum, prompting Matteo Renzi to resign as prime minister.

Supported by fiscal incentives to vehicles purchased for business, the domestic new car passenger’s sector reported a brilliant year with a robust gain over the already positive 2015. In December the sales improved 13.7% with 124.433 registrations scoring the 25th year on year growth in a string.

The full year was the best since 2010 with 1.826.881 sales (+16.0%). Adding the sales of light commercial vehicles of 185.000 units (preliminary data) the whole light vehicles market raised over 2 million units again, first time since 2010, a significant recovery from the low peak hit in 2013 at 1.4 million.

Thanks to this outstanding trend, the Italian light vehicles market gained 3 spots in the global ranking, outpacing Korea, Canada and Brazil recovering its traditional rule within the Top 10.

Competitive Arena

Almost all brands are participating to the sales festival. However the year was almost positive for Renault, Mercedes, BMW, Jeep, Mazda, Honda and Lexus while the crown of the best performer was by far taken by Jaguar, up 197% at 4.912 sales.

Less positive performance were reported for Toyota, Opel, Volvo, Seat with he worse ticket, the only one down, shown by Nissan, down 6.7%.

At model wise, Fiat Panda was the leader for the 5th year in a row with 147.283 sales (+16.5%) and the domestic performance pushed the model up the podium in the global “city-cars” ranking (see the dedicated article).

Second was the Lancia Ypsilon, surprisingly gaining one spot despite the age, with 65.663 units (+17.6%), while third was the Fiat 500L with 54.578 sales (+9.3%).

Best imported models and up 2 spots the Renault Clio with 49.798 units.

To see more about the best-selling models, please refer to the specific article here.

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank DecRank 2016BRANDSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016Share DecemberShare 2016
11Fiat26.184381.51513,5%17,7%21,0%20,8%
22Volkswagen10.125139.04924,7%16,8%8,1%7,6%
34Renault8.242121.1372,9%25,6%6,6%6,6%
43Ford7.384124.2505,4%12,0%5,9%6,8%
55Peugeot6.78295.8292,4%13,2%5,5%5,2%
66Opel6.12095.04619,3%7,1%4,9%5,2%
77Toyota5.06671.8266,6%8,5%4,1%3,9%
89Mercedes5.02964.33943,0%22,3%4,0%3,5%
98Lancia4.32665.7012,9%16,6%3,5%3,6%
1013Hyundai4.15956.33912,1%18,9%3,3%3,1%
1111Citroen3.85660.48510,4%12,4%3,1%3,3%
1212BMW3.82859.8343,3%20,3%3,1%3,3%
1310Audi3.60864.02245,5%16,8%2,9%3,5%
1414Nissan3.29255.190-13,5%-6,7%2,6%3,0%
1515Dacia3.08049.562-3,7%11,8%2,5%2,7%
1617Jeep3.01040.44222,3%35,1%2,4%2,2%
1718Alfa Romeo2.99136.37341,2%18,9%2,4%2,0%
1816Kia2.53745.13815,5%15,3%2,0%2,5%
1921Suzuki2.08222.61515,0%21,0%1,7%1,2%
2023Skoda1.64719.61961,2%22,7%1,3%1,1%
2119Smart1.60228.31946,7%17,4%1,3%1,5%
2224Volvo1.54017.58847,8%6,8%1,2%1,0%
2320Mini1.38424.429-32,6%11,0%1,1%1,3%
2425Seat1.31215.45529,9%3,0%1,1%0,8%
2522Land Rover92920.864-26,3%14,6%0,7%1,1%
2626Mazda70210.9599,9%47,6%0,6%0,6%
2727Honda6849.58846,5%98,2%0,5%0,5%
2832Lexus5674.1473,3%26,1%0,5%0,2%
2931Abarth3834.165-2,5%25,3%0,3%0,2%
3028Porsche2955.12131,1%2,4%0,2%0,3%
3129Jaguar2944.912167,3%197,7%0,2%0,3%
3233DS2743.70132,4%-20,6%0,2%0,2%
3334Subaru2693.51040,8%11,4%0,2%0,2%
3436Maserati2332.052294,9%51,3%0,2%0,1%
3530Mitsubishi2224.213-48,3%-21,6%0,2%0,2%
3635SsangYong1632.808-16,0%54,2%0,1%0,2%
3737Infiniti1171.764550,0%392,7%0,1%0,1%
3839DR Motor31476-31,1%7,0%0,0%0,0%
3942Tesla27240200,0%79,1%0,0%0,0%
4041Mahindra19345-57,8%-25,6%0,0%0,0%
4140Ferrari16371100,0%49,0%0,0%0,0%
4249Cadillac416300,0%77,8%0,0%0,0%
4244Lamborghini49433,3%64,9%0,0%0,0%
4345Lotus362-62,5%10,7%0,0%0,0%
4455Corvette22#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
4452Lada27#DIV/0!-41,7%0,0%0,0%
4446Chevrolet237-33,3%-89,2%0,0%0,0%
4548Aston Martin117-75,0%-46,9%0,0%0,0%
4556Dodge11#DIV/0!-87,5%0,0%0,0%
4543Great Wall1114-94,4%-30,1%0,0%0,0%
4547Bentley1300,0%36,4%0,0%0,0%
4556Alpina11#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%

Rank DecRank 2016GROUPSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016Share DecemberShare 2016
11FCA37.144530.62014,9%19,0%29,9%28,9%
22Volkswagen16.992243.39032,1%16,0%13,7%13,3%
33Renault-Nissan14.733227.660-2,0%13,6%11,8%12,4%
44PSA10.912160.0155,7%11,8%8,8%8,7%
55Ford7.384124.2505,4%12,0%5,9%6,8%
66Hyundai-Kia6.696101.47713,4%17,3%5,4%5,5%
87General Motors6.12895.10219,3%6,7%4,9%5,2%
78Mercedes Daimler6.63192.65843,9%20,7%5,3%5,0%
109BMW5.21384.273-9,5%17,4%4,2%4,6%
910Toyota5.63375.9746,3%9,4%4,5%4,1%

Rank DecRank 2016ModelSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016
11Fiat Panda10.316147.28316,2%16,5%
22Lancia Ypsilon4.32665.6633,0%17,6%
34Renault Clio3.85349.79820,0%15,3%
43Fiat 500L3.58954.5784,8%9,3%
57Fiat 5003.36545.40026,7%11,1%
66Fiat 500x3.32746.232-13,2%41,9%
710Volkswagen Polo2.83643.0961,6%18,4%
814Fiat Tipo2.78231.555330,7%4101,7%
95Volkswagen Golf2.78146.708-7,5%5,1%
108Fiat Punto2.64145.20810,0%-19,9%
1111Peugeot 2082.61834.79326,4%24,6%
129Ford Fiesta2.60843.5738,1%8,2%
1312Jeep Renegade2.54534.33136,9%48,6%
1413Toyota Yaris2.34032.110-1,9%-0,2%
1531Volkswagen Tiguan2.16615.400327,2%81,5%
1617Nissan Qashqai1.98528.82321,1%5,2%
1716Opel Corsa1.97130.50819,9%8,9%
1815Citroen C31.92831.274-19,9%11,6%
1921Peugeot 20081.87423.369-1,6%14,9%
2018Renault Captur1.82128.255-6,3%18,1%
2120Opel Mokka1.73323.79941,7%-3,7%
2223Dacia Duster1.72922.37035,9%6,9%
2319Alfa Romeo Giulietta1.57123.831-6,3%4,0%
2422Hyundai Tucson1.51222.89315,5%306,4%
2530Mercedes A Class1.31416.34974,0%27,2%
2625Smart Fortwo1.28419.47751,2%23,0%
2733Fiat Ducato1.21914.6290,0%0,0%
2829Kia Sportage1.05716.61334,5%0,1%
2949Nissan Micra1.04710.5700,0%-21,9%
2938Hyundai i101.04713.44050,6%7,6%
3028Ford Ecosport1.04317.1997,7%44,3%
3126Peugeot 3081.00519.396-38,3%8,1%
32107Fiat Qubo9933.147431,0%56,3%
3354Mini9779.947-18,7%3,6%
3439Opel Astra94513.25169,1%48,2%
3558Mini Countryman9309.1630,0%-30,0%
3651Fiat Doblo Cargo86110.3350,0%0,0%
3761Mercedes C Class8558.86993,9%7,7%
3834Ford C-max80314.399-5,8%10,2%
3937Toyota Aygo76113.465-24,0%-2,5%
4042Ford Kuga75911.5844,8%29,1%

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