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Italy 1976: Renault 5 breaks into Top 5

Renault 5 Italy 1976Renault 5

* See the Top 140 best-selling models and Top 58 All-brands by clicking on the title! Thanks Andrea *

Thanks to Andrea I can share with you detailed models data for the first half of 1976 in Italy. Alfter plunging in 1975, the market is back up 12% year-on-year over the period to 609,740 registrations. The Fiat 127 is very stable atop the sales charts with 119,466 sales and 19.6% share vs. 19.7% a year ago. It is followed like in 1974 and 1975 by the Fiat 126 (+24%) and 128 (+10%) but this time Fiat places 4 models in the Italian Top 4, with the Fiat 131 up one spot and 43% year-on-year to land in 4th position.

Alfa Romeo Alfetta Italy 1976Alfa Romeo Alfetta

Big event inside the Top 5 this year: for potentially the first time since the VW Beetle (?), an import breaks into the Top 5 best-sellers in the country: the Renault 5 ranks 5th with 30,107 sales and just under 5% market share, up a mammoth 58% year-on-year and enabling Renault to jump to #2 brand overall below only Fiat! Notice also the Alfa Romeo Alfetta up 29% to #8, the Opel Kadett up a huge 120% and 9 spots to break into the Top 10 at #10, the Ford Escort up an even more impressive 172% and 12 ranks to #12, the Renault 4 up 65% to #14, VW Golf up 14% to #15, Opel Rekord up 41% to #18, Opel Ascona up 199% to #21, Citroen CX up 160% to #27 and the Opel Manta up 276% to #30.

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6 months 1976 Top 140 models and Top 58 All-brands and Full Year Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

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