* See the Top 60 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Andrea *
Launched in 1969, the Fiat 128 becomes the best-selling car in Italy in 1972 and sells 239,675 units over the first 11 months of the year. During the same period the Fiat 127 lands in 2nd place with 181,068 sales (and 197,557 over the full year) while the Fiat 500, #1 up until 1971, drops to 3rd place at 176,005 units. The Fiat 124 follows with 95,497 sales.
The Leyland-Innocenti Mini shines in 5th position, followed by the Autobianchi A112 and the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The Simca 1000 is the best-selling foreign model at #8 ahead of the Ford Escort (#10) and Opel Kadett (#11).
Thanks to the UNRAE team I can now share with you the Top 20 best-selling brands and most produced models in 1972 (see ‘Read more’ to check it out).
Previous post: Italy 1970-1971: Fiat 500 leads, Fiat 128 up to 2nd place
Next post: Italy 1973: Fiat 128 and 127 fight it out, Fiat 126 on podium
Full 11 months 1972 Top 60 Ranking Table below.