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Italy 1974: Fiat 127 takes the lead, Autobianchi A112 up to #4

Fiat 127

* See the Top 150 best-selling models and Top 57 All-brands by clicking on the title! Thanks Andrea *

After two years spent in the shadow of the Fiat 128, the Fiat 127 becomes the best-selling model in Italy in 1974 and would stay at that position for 9 consecutive years, which is one year longer than the Fiat 600 and Fiat 500… Thanks to Flavio we have access to annual Italian sales of the Fiat 127 over the period, showing a peak at 248,000 units in 1974 and staying above 200,000 annual sales the entire time! Thanks to the UNRAE team, I can also share with you the yearly Top 20 most produced models in Italy and Top 20 best-selling brands: see ‘Read more’.

Autobianchi A112 Italy 1974Autobianchi A112

Thanks to Andrea we can now go through the Top 150 best-selling models over the first 9 months of 1974. Over the period, the market is down 5% year-on-year to 1,045,438 registrations, 74% of which being Italian brands vs. 26% for foreigners. The Fiat 127 is up 42% to pass the 200,000 unit-mark after just 9 months at 207,348 units for a huge 19.8% market share, while the Fiat 126 is up 25% to 142,789 sales and 13.7%. Leader in 1973, the Fiat 128 is down 28% to #3 at 118,921 units and 11.4% over the period.

Lancia Beta Italy 1974Lancia Beta

The Autobianchi A112 is up two spots on 1973 to land in 4th place with 5.6% share, the Fiat 124 is stable at #5 and the Renault 5 is up a fantastic 53% and 5 ranks to a remarkable 6th place with 36,803 sales. Further down, notice the Fiat 132 up 5 spots and 36% to #11, the Citroen Dyane up 9 and 43% to #15, Lancia Beta up 4 to #16, Renault 4 up 8 to #22, Citroen Ami 8 up 11 to #24 and the Peugeot 104 up 13 ranks and 84% to #32.

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Full 9 months 1974 Top 150 models and Top 57 All-brands and Top 20 most produced models Ranking Tables below.

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