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Italy 1985: Fiat Uno close to 22%, Renault 5 on podium

Fiat Uno

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New car sales in Italy are up 7% this year to 1,745,898 registrations. The Fiat Uno is the best-selling car in the country for the third consecutive year with sales up 15% to 382,100 units and an outstanding 21.9% market share. It even reaches 25.3% share in December thanks to 26,600 sales!

Renault 5

The Fiat Panda comes 2nd again but see its figure go down 6% to 119,650 units and 6.9% share. For its first full year of sales as the new 'Supercinq' the Renault 5 impresses and breaks into the podium at a fantastic 3rd place with 98,150 sales and 5.6%, up 6 spots and 129% year-on-year. This is the first time ever a foreign model ranks within the podium at year-end in Italy and perhaps the best volume and market share for any foreign model - if you know this for sure please confirm!

Lancia Prisma

The VW Golf is also very robust, up 2 spots and 61% to reach a best-ever 4th position with 96,150 sales and 5.5% share. The Fiat Regata (-17%) and Ritmo (-27%) follow. The Lancia Prisma reaches what will remain its best-ever scores in 7th place with 57,150 sales and 3.3%. The Peugeot 205 breaks into the Top 10 for the first time at #9.

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Next year: Italy 1986: Fiat Uno at its highest – 433,700 sales and 23.8% share

Full Year and December 1985 Top 15 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Marc
    January 27th, 2012 at 03:33 | #1

    Nice here.. The Lancia Prisma was considerated a for quality, price and performances a really “Premium” mid-car and that 7th position is a great performances in a market, like the italian, who was almost his big numbers for little-medium car from generalist producers of that time like Fiat, Renault, Ford and VW brands. Lancia was the only Premium brand here because the same alfa33 was priced like a generalist car

  2. Andrea
    September 6th, 2011 at 07:31 | #2

    I’m not 100% certain, but I’m pretty sure that this is the first time a non-Italian car ever landed in the year-end Top 3. There may have been months with (most likely) the Renault 5 or Vw Golf on the podium, but quite possibly never a year-end.

    As a side note, I found the #1 selling cars in Italy since 1956, please see:
    1956-1963 – Fiat 600
    1964-1971 – Fiat 500
    1972-1973 – Fiat 128
    1974-1982 – Fiat 127
    Quite chauvinistic, I know! ;)

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