Italy 1982: Fiat 127, Ritmo and Panda dominate
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New car sales in Italy are down 3% at 1,688,414 registrations. Like in 1982 Fiat places 4 models in the Top 4 and the Fiat 127 is the best-selling car in the country again with 220,200 sales and 13% share, stable year-on-year. The Fiat Ritmo takes the 2nd place at 204,100 units and 12.1% and the Fiat Panda is up 6% but stays 3rd with 185,900 sales and 11%, still to this date the nameplate's best year-end share. Note these 3 models all had a fantastic month of December with 17.6%, 13.4% and 12.3% share respectively.
The Fiat 131 passes the Renault 5 to establish itself in 4th position with 69,400 sales and 4.1%, with the 5 still the best-selling foreign model in the country in 5th place at 64,700 sales, just above the VW Golf with 64,100 sales, both models at 3.8% share. The Autobianchi A112 progresses at #7, the Renault 9 makes its first appearance in the Top 10 at #8 and the Alfa Romeo Alfasud stays 9th.
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Full Year & December 1982 Top 10 Ranking Tables: see 'Read more' below the Panda.