Italy September 2010
In a market losing 19% vs. 2009, Fiat manages a 1-2-3 this month with the Fiat Punto leading the way at 7% market share (8% over 9 months 2010), ahead of the Fiat Panda at 6.5% (7%) and the Fiat 500 at 4.2% (Vs. 3.6% over 2010). A good performance for the Italian manufacturer.
The Ford Fiesta confirmed it cannot hold the very high sales level it achieved earlier in the year and dropped one place to 4th with 3.9% of the market, compared to its 5.2% market share over 2010.
The VW Golf stays strong in Italy and confirms a 5th place (2.6%) it holds over 2010 too (2.7%). Less than a hundred sales behind, the little sister VW Polo performs well (2.5%) and is slightly ahead of its 2010 market share (2.4%). Even though it will be replaced in a few months, the Lancia Ypsilon stays strong in 7th, ahead of the Citroen C3, surprisingly weak given its recent relaunch.
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