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Italy 1997: Fiat Punto at its highest

Fiat Punto

* See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Flavio/Marc *

Thanks to aggressive scrappage schemes, the Italian car market is up a massive 39% this year to a record-breaking 2,402,363 units. The Fiat Punto also break records with 375,159 sales, up 31% and still today the nameplate's highest year-end volume in Italy, however its market share slips down slightly to 15.6%.

The Fiat Panda enjoys a (very strong) second wind, back in the Top 10 to #2 with 112,829 sales, just above the Lancia Y doubling its sales vs. 1996 at 112,687 units and 4.7% share. The Fiat Cinquecento is up 46% to 101,858 sales and the Opel Corsa is up 3 spots to #5 with 97,593 sales and the best-selling foreign model in Italy this year above the Ford Fiesta, down 4 spots to #6.

Fiat Marea

Notice the Peugeot 106 and Fiat Marea make their first appearance in the yearly Top 10 at #8 with 67,469 sales and #9 at 67,445 units respectively.

Previous year: Italy 1996: Fiat Punto and Bravo/a dominate

Next year: Italy 1998: Fiat Punto, Panda and Lancia Y dominate

Full Year Top 100, January, February, May and June 1997 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Flavio
    October 18th, 2014 at 08:35 | #1

    They sold 31.734 Scenic in 1997, the remaining are Megane.

  2. Flavio
    October 29th, 2013 at 02:07 | #2

    Ok, I’ll send it to you in some hours! :)

  3. Flavio
    October 29th, 2013 at 00:10 | #3

    I have the top 100 for 1997 by quattroruote published on March 1998, I’ll share it. ;)

    • matgasnier
      October 29th, 2013 at 01:47 | #4

      Please email it to me Flavio :)
      Best,
      Matt

  4. Marc
    November 12th, 2012 at 20:05 | #5

    1997 TOP 50 by Interauto italian news

    1 Fiat Punto 375.159
    2 Fiat Bravo/a 117.095
    3 Fiat Panda 112.829
    4 Lancia Y 112.687
    5 Fiat Cinquecento 101.858
    6 Opel Corsa 97.593
    7 Ford Fiesta 87.025
    8 Volkswagen Polo 75.365
    9 Peugeot 106 67.469
    10 Fiat Marea 67.445
    11 Renault Clio 58.919
    12 Renault Mégane 55.675
    13 Ford Escort 54.013
    14 Opel Astra 53.798
    15 Ford Ka 52.835
    16 Citroen Saxo 48.963
    17 Renault Twingo 38.613
    18 Rover Serie 200 31.507
    19 Nissan Micra 31.247
    20 Volkswagen Golf 31.190
    21 Alfa Romeo 146 30.171
    22 Seat Ibiza 28.605
    23 Opel Vectra 27.684
    24 Alfa Romeo 145 27.182
    25 Ford Mondeo 22.465
    26 Audi A4 21.154
    27 Peugeot 306 21.028
    28 Honda Civic 20.572
    29 Skoda Felicia 19.440
    30 Opel Tigra 18.199
    31 Rover Serie 400 17.111
    32 Mercedes Classe C 16.986
    33 Volkswagen Passat 16.578
    34 BMW Serie 3 15.766
    35 Bmw Serie 5 14.688
    36 Mercedes Classe E 14.611
    37 Hyundai Accent 13.317
    38 Audi A3 12.546
    39 Seat Cordoba 11.761
    40 Citroen AX 11.586
    41 Lancia k 11.529
    42 Citroen ZX 10.273
    43 Volvo V40 9.950
    44 Renault Laguna 9.812
    45 Alfa Romeo 156 9.757
    46 Lancia Dedra 8.651
    47 Nissan Primera 8.342
    48 Hyundai Coupé 8.176
    49 Lancia Delta 7.810
    50 Volvo V70 6.567

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