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Italy 1998: Fiat Punto, Panda and Lancia Y dominate

Fiat Punto

Fiat Panda

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While the Italian car market stays stable at a very high level with 2,374,703 registrations, the Fiat Punto celebrates its 5th year in a row atop the models ranking even if its market share slips down to (a still impressive) 12.1% at 288,477 sales, down 23%.

Lancia Y

The fight for the 2nd place is very tight: the Lancia Y was holding that position at half-year but it got passed by the Fiat Panda by year-end, still #2 no less than 18 years after its original launch in 1980 with 118,131 sales vs. 117,688 for the Y, both models holding 5% of the market.

The Opel Corsa is just below at 107,309 sales and up 2 spots, followed by the Fiat Bravo/a now counted together (-30%) and the VW Polo. The other event of 1998 is the replacement of the Fiat Cinquecento (still #6 in April) by the Fiat Seicento, a bit shy at first but up to #5 in November and #14 over the Full Year.

Previous year: Italy 1997: Fiat Punto, Bravo/a, Panda and Cinquecento on top

Next year: Italy 1999: Fiat Punto best-seller for 6th consecutive year

Full Year 1998 Top 100, March to June, October & November Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Flavio
    October 18th, 2014 at 08:36 | #1

    They sold 45.740 Scenic, the remaining are Megane.

  2. Marc
    November 12th, 2012 at 19:58 | #2

    THE 1998 ITALIAN TOP 100 by Intearuto Italian news

    N. Marca Modello Anno 98
    1 Fiat Punto 288.477
    2 Fiat Panda 118.131
    3 Lancia Y 117.688
    4 Opel Corsa 107.309
    5 Fiat Bravo/a 82.342
    6 Volkswagen Polo 76.927
    7 Ford Fiesta 75.869
    8 Renault Clio 68.133
    9 Opel Astra 63.373
    10 Renault Mégane 62.652
    11 Fiat Cinquecento 61.825
    12 Volkswagen Golf 60.434
    13 Alfa Romeo 156 49.351
    14 Fiat Seicento 47.271
    15 Peugeot 106 44.768
    16 Fiat Marea 43.401
    17 Ford Ka 42.407
    18 Volkswagen Passat 33.546
    19 Ford Escort 31.726
    20 Citroen Saxo 31.617
    21 Nissan Micra 31.070
    22 Fiat Palio 29.380
    23 Renault Twingo 26.897
    24 Opel Vectra 25.568
    25 Rover Serie 200 24.636
    26 Skoda Felicia 21.663
    27 Peugeot 306 20.914
    28 Alfa Romeo 146 20.907
    29 Citroen Xsara 20.282
    30 BMW Serie 3 19.080
    31 Ford Mondeo 18.326
    32 Hyundai Atos 17.872
    33 Daewoo Lanos 17.866
    34 Alfa Romeo 145 17.455
    35 Audi A4 17.229
    36 Mercedes Classe E 16.674
    37 Mercedes Classe C 16.555
    38 Seat Ibiza 16.323
    39 Audi A3 15.402
    40 Toyota Corolla 15.019
    41 Honda Civic 14.670
    42 Bmw Serie 5 13.195
    43 Peugeot 206 11.946
    44 Daewoo Matiz 11.781
    45 Mercedes Classe A 11.602
    46 Volvo V40 11.502
    47 Lancia k 11.440
    48 Renault Kangoo 11.080
    49 Opel Tigra 10.751
    50 Rover Serie 400 10.182
    51 Audi A6 9.241
    52 Seat Arosa 9.007
    53 Seat Cordoba 8.410
    54 Nissan Primera 8.147
    55 Hyundai Accent 7.953
    56 Daewoo Nubira 7.571
    57 Ford Puma 7.291
    58 Toyota Avensis 7.156
    59 Mitsubishi Pajero 7.126
    60 Citroen AX 6.844
    61 Lancia Delta 6.843
    62 Renault Laguna 6.801
    63 Honda CR-V 6.550
    64 Lancia Dedra 6.514
    65 Peugeot 406 6.471
    66 Hyundai Coupé 6.462
    67 Nissan Terrano 6.415
    68 Mercedes Classe CLK 6.121
    69 Skoda Octavia 5.969
    70 Volvo V70 5.896
    71 Ford Galaxy 5.775
    72 Nissan NX Almera 5.613
    73 Chrysler Voyager 5.146
    74 Mercedes Classe SLK 4.758
    75 Hyundai Galloper 4.540
    76 Fiat Ulysse 4.409
    77 Hyundai Lantra 4.093
    78 Volvo S40 4.026
    79 Citroen Xantia 3.837
    80 Suzuki Vitara 3.817
    81 Citroen Berlingo 3.814
    82 Ford Focus 3.749
    83 Suzuki Wagon R 3.748
    84 Alfa Romeo 166 3.716
    85 Rover Freelander 3.714
    86 Suzuki Alto 3.336
    87 Volkswagen Sharan 3.227
    88 Toyota Land Cruiser 3.077
    89 Renault Espace 3.066
    90 Toyota Rav4 2.962
    91 Opel Frontera 2.784
    92 Volkswagen Lupo 2.660
    93 Mitsubishi L200 2.577
    94 Rover Serie 600 2.565
    95 Fiat Coupé 2.535
    96 Citroen ZX 2.534
    97 Saab 9-mar 2.530
    98 Toyota Picnic 2.457
    99 BMW Z3 2.341
    100 Mitsubishi Colt 2.327

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