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Italy 1999: Fiat Punto best-seller for 6th consecutive year

Fiat Punto

* See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Marc *

Italian cars sales are down slightly this year at -2% and 2,331,898 registrations. The Fiat Punto is facelifted and stays the best-selling model in Italy for the 6th year in a row, however its market share goes under 10% in the full year for the first time since the nameplate’s launch at 9.5% and 220,965 sales.

Fiat Panda

Fiat monopolises the podium with the Panda ranking 2nd for the third consecutive year, up 2% to 120,561 units and the Seicento landing in third place for its first full year of sales at 105,720 registrations, up 124% on 1998.

Daewoo Matiz

The Lancia Y is down one spot and 24% to #4 and 89,426 sales while the VW Golf is up 31% and 7 ranks to #5 and 78,978 units just above the Opel Corsa at 78,850 sales. The Ford Focus makes its first appearance in the Italian year-end Top 10 at #10 with 65,084 units while the Peugeot 206 just misses out at #11 and 61,112 sales. Notice also the Daewoo Matiz up 237% to a brilliant 17th place with 39,701 units sold.

Previous year: Italy 1998: Fiat Punto, Panda and Lancia Y dominate

Next year: Italy 2000: Fiat Punto, Seicento and Lancia Y on podium

Full Year Top 50 and June 1999 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

Italy Full Year 1999:

PosModel1999%/981998%Pos
1Fiat Punto220,9659.5%-23%288,47712.1%1
2Fiat Panda120,4615.2%2%118,1315.0%2
3Fiat Seicento105,7204.5%124%47,2712.0%14
4Lancia Y89,4263.8%-24%117,6885.0%3
5VW Golf78,9783.4%31%60,4342.5%12
6Opel Corsa78,8503.4%-27%107,3094.5%4
7Fiat Bravo/Brava76,9353.3%-7%82,3423.5%5
8Opel Astra74,9503.2%18%63,3732.7%9
9Renault Clio73,7023.2%8%68,1332.9%8
10Ford Focus65,0842.8%1636%3,7490.2%82
11Peugeot 20661,1122.6%412%11,9460.5%43
12Renault Megane57,0982.4%-9%62,6522.6%10
13VW Polo52,4722.3%-32%76,9273.2%6
14Ford Fiesta52,3982.2%-31%75,8693.2%7
15Alfa Romeo 15643,6401.9%-12%49,3512.1%13
16Fiat Marea43,1421.9%-1%43,4011.8%16
17Daewoo Matiz39,7011.7%237%11,7810.5%44
18Ford Ka32,3171.4%-24%42,4071.8%17
19Citroen Saxo31,5601.4%0%31,6171.3%20
20Nissan Micra28,5581.2%-8%31,0701.3%21
21VW Passat28,1301.2%-16%33,5461.4%18
22Renault Twingo27,1091.2%1%26,8971.1%23
23BMW 3 Series25,2901.1%33%19,0800.8%30
24Toyota Yaris24,0361.0%new00.0% –
25Fiat Palio23,8041.0%-19%29,3801.2%22
26Hyundai Atos22,8451.0%28%17,8720.8%32
27Citroen Xsara21,8330.9%8%20,2820.9%29
28Mercedes A-Class21,5480.9%86%11,6020.5%45
29Fiat Multipla18,3680.8%n/an/an/an/a
30Seat Ibiza18,1320.8%11%16,3230.7%38
31Opel Vectra17,1970.7%-33%25,5681.1%24
32Opel Zafira16,9450.7%n/an/an/an/a
33Alfa Romeo 14615,9780.7%-24%20,9070.9%28
34VW Lupo15,9300.7%499%2,6600.1%92
35Rover 200 Series15,9030.7%-35%24,6361.0%25
36Peugeot 30615,2410.7%-27%20,9140.9%27
37Audi A415,0570.6%-13%17,2290.7%35
38Alfa Romeo 16614,5710.6%292%3,7160.2%84
39Audi A314,0340.6%-9%15,4020.6%39
40Smart13,8310.6%n/an/an/an/a
41Mercedes C-Class13,7050.6%-17%16,5550.7%37
42Alfa Romeo 14513,4950.6%-23%17,4550.7%34
43Mercedes E-Class13,3000.6%-20%16,6740.7%36
44Daewoo Lanos13,1760.6%-26%17,8660.8%33
45BMW 5 Series12,8400.6%-3%13,1950.6%42
46Renault Kangoo12,5630.5%13%11,0800.5%48
47Toyota Corolla12,2770.5%-18%15,0190.6%40
48Peugeot 10611,5120.5%-74%44,7681.9%15
49Ford Mondeo10,7210.5%-41%18,3260.8%31
50Land Rover Freelander10,4050.4%180%3,7140.2%85

Italy June 1999:

PosModelJun-99%
1Fiat Punto13,9007.1%
2Fiat Panda6,9003.5%
3Fiat Seicento5,9003.0%
4Lancia Y5,7002.9%
5Fiat Bravo/Brava5,0002.6%
6Opel Astra5,0002.6%
7VW Golf5,0002.6%
8Opel Corsa4,5002.3%
9Renault Clio4,1002.1%
10Peugeot 2063,4001.7%

Source: UNRAE, many thanks to Marc for sharing the Top 50!

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  1. TOP 50 ITALY 1999
    (by Unrae archive)

    FIAT PUNTO 220.965
    FIAT PANDA 120.461
    FIAT SEICENTO 105.720
    LANCIA Y 89.426
    VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 78.978
    OPEL CORSA 78.850
    FIAT BRAVO/A 76.935
    OPEL ASTRA 74.950
    RENAULT CLIO 73.702
    FORD FOCUS 65.084
    PEUGEOT 206 61.112
    RENAULT MEGANE 57.098
    VOLKSWAGEN POLO 52.472
    FORD FIESTA 52.398
    ALFA ROMEO 156 43.640
    FIAT MAREA 43.142
    DAEWOO MATIZ 39.701
    FORD KA 32.317
    CITROEN SAXO 31.560
    NISSAN MICRA 28.558
    VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 28.130
    RENAULT TWINGO 27.109
    BMW SERIE 3 25.290
    TOYOTA YARIS 24.036
    FIAT PALIO 23.804
    HYUNDAI ATOS 22.845
    CITROEN XSARA 21.833
    MERCEDES CLASSE A 21.548
    FIAT MULTIPLA 18.368
    SEAT IBIZA 18.132
    OPEL VECTRA 17.197
    OPEL ZAFIRA 16.945
    ALFA ROMEO 146 15.978
    VOLKSWAGEN LUPO 15.930
    ROVER SERIE 200 15.903
    PEUGEOT 306 15.241
    AUDI A4 15.057
    ALFA ROMEO 166 14.571
    AUDI A3 14.034
    SMART SMART 13.831
    MERCEDES CLASSE C 13.705
    ALFA ROMEO 145 13.495
    MERCEDES CLASSE E 13.300
    DAEWOO LANOS 13.176
    BMW SERIE 5 12.840
    RENAULT KANGOO 12.563
    TOYOTA COROLLA 12.277
    PEUGEOT 106 11.512
    FORD MONDEO 10.721
    ROVER FREELANDER 10.405

  2. TOP 50 ITALY 1999
    (by Unrae archive)

    FIAT PUNTO 220.965
    FIAT PANDA 120.461
    FIAT SEICENTO 105.720
    LANCIA Y 89.426
    VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 78.978
    OPEL CORSA 78.850
    FIAT BRAVO/A 76.935
    OPEL ASTRA 74.950
    RENAULT CLIO 73.702
    FORD FOCUS 65.084
    PEUGEOT 206 61.112
    RENAULT MEGANE 57.098
    VOLKSWAGEN POLO 52.472
    FORD FIESTA 52.398
    ALFA ROMEO 156 43.640
    FIAT MAREA 43.142
    DAEWOO MATIZ 39.701
    FORD KA 32.317
    CITROEN SAXO 31.560
    NISSAN MICRA 28.558
    VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 28.130
    RENAULT TWINGO 27.109
    BMW SERIE 3 25.290
    TOYOTA YARIS 24.036
    FIAT PALIO 23.804
    HYUNDAI ATOS 22.845
    CITROEN XSARA 21.833
    MERCEDES CLASSE A 21.548
    FIAT MULTIPLA 18.368
    SEAT IBIZA 18.132
    OPEL VECTRA 17.197
    OPEL ZAFIRA 16.945
    ALFA ROMEO 146 15.978
    VOLKSWAGEN LUPO 15.930
    ROVER SERIE 200 15.903
    PEUGEOT 306 15.241
    AUDI A4 15.057
    ALFA ROMEO 166 14.571
    AUDI A3 14.034
    SMART SMART 13.831
    MERCEDES CLASSE C 13.705
    ALFA ROMEO 145 13.495
    MERCEDES CLASSE E 13.300
    DAEWOO LANOS 13.176
    BMW SERIE 5 12.840
    RENAULT KANGOO 12.563
    TOYOTA COROLLA 12.277
    PEUGEOT 106 11.512
    FORD MONDEO 10.721
    ROVER FREELANDER 10.405

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