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Italy Station Wagons August 2012: Opel Astra back in control

Opel Astra

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Italy is one of the last countries in the world with Sweden and Slovakia where Station Wagons (SW) have remained highly popular which is why there is a monthly update about it on BSCB. However over the last few months their popularity has gone down drastically: in a market down 20% overall, station wagon sales in Italy in August are down 38% year-on-year to 4,159 units, bringing the SW market share down to 7.3% down from 9.4% a year ago. Passed by the Audi A4 and VW Passat last month, the Opel Astra is back in pole position in August with 497 sales however with a SW ratio down to 56%.

The Audi A4 is down to a still fantastic 2nd place with 373 units and 88% SW ratio, ahead of the Ford Focus up one spot to #3 but still #1 year-to-date with 9,097 sales and 61% SW ratio. Other great performers this month include the Renault Megane up to #4 and 72%, the BMW 5 Series up to #6 and 72% also and the Volvo V50 back inside the Top 10 at #7.

Previous month: Italy Station Wagons July 2012: Audi A4 in pole position

One year ago: Italy Station Wagon August 2011: Audi A4 up to 2nd place

Full August 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Ant
    September 6th, 2012 at 03:33 | #1

    No italian cars in this list prove that Fiat group abandoned this segment no choice for us we have to buy foreigner cars …. Shameful

  2. Bill
    September 5th, 2012 at 21:48 | #2

    Hi Matt.
    Greek total sales, August 2012 : 3.887 cars
    YTD sales: 42.073 cars

    August by maker:
    1) Toyota 529
    2) Opel 489
    3) Volkswagen 389
    4) Citroen 296
    5) Ford 229

    Cheers, Bill.

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