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Italy July 2012: Fiat Panda, Peugeot 208 & Range Evoque impress

The Range Rover Evoque hits its highest ranking ever in Italy this month: #35

* NOW UPDATED with actuals for the Top 50 best-selling models! Click on title to see *

Another sombre month for new car sales in Italy, down 22% year-on-year in July to 109,380 registrations and bringing the year-to-date total to  928,064 units, down 20% on 2011. The Fiat Panda celebrates its 7th consecutive month atop the monthly models ranking thanks to 9,008 sales and 8.2% share. It is the first time ever in the Panda nameplate’s 32 years that it manages to hold the Italian pole position for that many months in a row, beating its previous record of 6 consecutive months from August 2008 to January 2009.

Fiat Panda

The Fiat Punto is back down under 6% share at 5.8%, only the 6th time it ever does so in the nameplate’s 20 year career, 5 of which have occurred in the last 9 months: its worst ever share was reached in September 2008 (4.7%) followed by March 2012 (5.1%), February 2012 (5.4%), November 2011 (5.7%) and May and July 2012 (5.8%). The Fiat 500 rounds up the podium at 3.8%, which means the podium is 100% Fiat for the third consecutive month, the only 3 times in the last 12 months as well.

Peugeot 208

The Ford Fiesta is back up one spot to #4, followed by the Lancia Ypsilon (-1) and VW Golf (+5) while the Peugeot 208 brilliantly breaks into the Italian monthly Top 10 for the first time, up 6 ranks on June to #7 with 2,534 sales and 2.3% share. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta stays extremely solid at #8, the 7th time it ranks within the Top 10 in the last 12 months, as the Nissan Qashqai is up 4 spots to flirt with the Top 10 at #11 and 1.8% share.

Fiat Freemont

A few other models hit their highest ever ranking in Italy this month: the Fiat Freemont is up 2 spots to to #16 with 1,471 units and 1.3% share, the Fiat Qubo is up 6 to #22 at 1,095 sales and 1%, the Kia Sportage is up 21 to #33 at 852 units and 0.8% and the Range Rover Evoque is up a massive 24 spots to break into the monthly Top 50 (and Top 40!) for the very first time at #35 with 834 sales and 0.8%. Notice also the Audi Q3 up 14 to #27, now the best-selling Audi in Italy.

Previous month: Italy June 2012: Lancia Delta and Toyota Yaris at highest in 3 years

One year ago: Italy July 2011: Lancia Ypsilon at highest in 4 years

Full June 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Steam
    August 29th, 2012 at 17:01 | #1

    Why are sales of Lancia Delta so low? It is such a good looking car.

  2. Marc
    August 8th, 2012 at 23:24 | #2

    @Sonico
    On the italian Top50 editing by Unrae and here published, Golf Plus is part of the Golf entire number 2,633 (like are included the little number of SW, cabrio).
    So the number of Golf only-sedan (3p and 5p) is 2.375 in July
    + Golf Cabrio: 38
    + Golf Plus: 161
    so Golf SW: 59

    With this more correct number for the Segment C, sedan top3 chart see
    1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2,404
    2 VW Golf 2375
    3 Fiat Bravo 1,113

  3. LadyBoy
    August 8th, 2012 at 19:44 | #3

    @Rosario
    Thanks Rosario.

  4. Sonico
    August 8th, 2012 at 07:47 | #4

    @Marc

    I think the Golf Plus is not taken into account, is it? Anyway you stand correct, the Golf has never sold too well in the wagon version in Italy, while most of the Focus and Astra (and Mégane, for example) market share comes from the station wagon over here.

  5. Rosario
    August 7th, 2012 at 22:41 | #5

    @LadyBoy
    Hi Ladyboy: Lancia sold 5.368 cars in july in Italy:
    – 3.446 Y (source: UNRAE)
    – 1.051 Musa (source: UNRAE)
    – 103 Voyager (source: UNRAE)

    – 713 Delta (source Matt post)

    then, Thema and Flavia sold togheter 55 cars.

  6. Marc
    August 5th, 2012 at 06:03 | #6

    Just for precision for top model:
    – VW Golf SEDAN (without Plus, Sw and cabrio) has real number of 2.375
    – Ford Focus SEDAN (without SW) has sell only 611 cars
    – Opel Astra SEDAN (without SW) has sell only 457 cars

  7. Marc
    August 5th, 2012 at 05:39 | #7

    @Miguel

    Why South Africa numbers and modelis on Italian Section?

  8. August 3rd, 2012 at 19:22 | #8

    July 2012 luxury & Sports cars car sales in South Africa source: the citizen.co.za
    BMW 6 SERIES – 21
    BMW Z4 – 11
    BMW 7 SERIES – 11
    BMW X6 – 50
    MERCEDES CLASS E – 251
    MERCEDES CLASS S – 54
    MERCEDES CLASS R – 11
    MERCEDES SL – 5
    RANGE ROVER – 40
    JAGUAR XF – 43
    JAGUAR XJ – 2
    JAGUAR XK – 5
    MASERATI GRANDCABRIO – 3
    MASERATI GRANTURISMO – 1
    MASERATI QUATTROPORTE – 2
    INFINITY EX – 3
    INFINITY G COUPÉ – 2
    INFINITY FX – 19
    INFINITY M – 1
    INFINITY G CABRIOLET – 2
    NISSAN GT-R – 2
    NISSAN 370 Z – 5
    PEUGEOT RCZ – 12
    PORSCHE BOXSTER/CAYMAN – 10
    PORSCHE PANAMERA – 11
    PORSCHE 911 – 18
    PORSCHE CAYENNE – 121
    TOYOTA 86 – 161
    LEXUS LS – 1
    LEXUS GS – 28
    LEXUS LX – 14
    LEXUS IS – 69
    LEXUS RX – 9
    AUDI R8 – 5
    AUDI TT – 10
    AUDI A8 – 6
    FERRARI FF – 2
    FERRARI ITALIA – 2
    FERRARI 599 – 1
    LOTUS – 3
    LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR -3
    LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO -1
    ROLLS ROYCE – 1
    BENTLEY – 3

  9. LadyBoy
    August 3rd, 2012 at 18:33 | #9

    Lancia Flavia ?
    Lancia Thema ?

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