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Italy 1979: Fiat 127 and 126 dominate

Fiat 127

* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Andrea *

Over the first 6 months of 1979 the Fiat 127 is the most popular car in Italy by far with 150,169 sales and an imposing 18.1% market share. It would end up the year at 234,812 units. The Fiat 126, boosted by its recent facelift, follows at 88,601 units and 10.7%, ahead of the Fiat Ritmo at 82,128 sales and 9.9% and the Fiat 131 at 39,637 units and 4.8%.

Fiat 126

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is the best-selling foreign model with 31,085 sales and 3.7%, reaching a 5th position which could be the highest rank achieved by a foreign model in Italy so far (if you know this for sure please comment!). The Renault 5 takes the 6th spot ahead of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Alfasud.

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Full 6 months 1979 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

Italy 6 months 1979:

PosModel6m 1979%
1Fiat 127150,16918.1%
2Fiat 12688,60110.7%
3Fiat Ritmo82,1289.9%
4Fiat 13139,6374.8%
5Ford Fiesta31,0853.7%
6Renault 527,2693.3%
7Alfa Romeo Giulietta24,8093.0%
8Alfa Romeo Alfasud24,5043.0%
9Talbot Horizon23,8922.9%
10Renault 419,3072.3%

Source: Quattroruote, many thanks to Andrea for sharing the data!

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