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Italy 2006: Fiat Punto close to 10%, Panda up to 6.4%

Fiat Grande Punto

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The Italian car market is up 4% this year at 2,321,321 registrations. The Top 5 best selling models are unchanged, with the Fiat Punto/Grande Punto in the lead at 229,649 sales and 9.9% share, up 32%. This figure is split between 167,414 Grande Puntos and 62,235 Puntos (Bestsellingcars estimation).

Fiat Panda

The Fiat Panda continues to progress year after year, at 148,908 units and 6.4% in 2006. It passed another benchmark this year: after debuting at 4.2% share in October 2003, passing 5% in December 2003 and 6% in July 2005, it was above 7% share for the first time in September 2006.

The Ford Fiesta is very solid at #3 and 3.3%, ahead of the Toyota Yaris and Lancia Ypsilon, both at 2.8%. The Renault Clio is up 5 spots at #8. The Opel Corsa new generation was an instant hit in Italy, already ranking 5th in November. The all new Peugeot 207 peaked at #6 in September, the Opel Meriva was at best-ever #9 in June and the Toyota Aygo delivered an amazing 5th place in December.

Alfa Romeo 159

Other models lodging their best-ever position this year include the BMW 3 Series, #12 in December, the Lancia Musa, #12 in June and the Fiat Croma, #18 in November. The best new entrant in the Top 50 is the Alfa Romeo 159 at #21 with 26,925 sales and 1.2%, peaking at #16 in May.

Previous year: Italy 2005: Fiat Punto gives way to Grande Punto, Panda shines

Next year: Italy 2007: Fiat Punto and Panda lead, Bravo and 500 arrive

Full Year Top 50 and every Monthly Top 40 Ranking Tables below.

You can check out each and every Monthly Top 40 here: Italy 2006 Month by Month

Evolution of the Fiat Panda’s market share in Italy between October 2003 and September 2006:


Italy Full Year 2006:

1Fiat Punto/Grande Punto229,6499.9%32%173,6327.8%1
2Fiat Panda148,9086.4%14%131,1245.9%2
3Ford Fiesta77,1903.3%10%69,9643.1%3
4Toyota Yaris65,1642.8%5%61,9142.8%4
5Lancia Ypsilon64,5972.8%0%64,4692.9%5
6Ford Focus52,7272.3%14%46,3532.1%9
7Opel Astra50,4612.2%-8%55,0182.5%7
8Renault Clio49,4052.1%26%39,2291.8%13
9Citroen C345,4682.0%-22%58,2052.6%6
10VW Golf43,1991.9%-10%47,8662.1%8
11VW Polo42,2131.8%11%38,0331.7%15
12Fiat Seicento37,4271.6%-13%42,9951.9%12
13Opel Corsa36,9361.6%-4%38,4691.7%14
14Alfa Romeo 14735,9721.5%1%35,6961.6%16
15Opel Meriva34,3041.5%-3%35,4161.6%17
16BMW 3 Series33,1761.4%39%23,9391.1%29
17Lancia Musa29,6521.3%13%26,1451.2%26
18Fiat Stilo29,3801.3%-26%39,8791.8%12
19VW Passat27,5991.2%73%15,9100.7%41
20Fiat Idea27,4631.2%-15%32,2871.4%19
21Alfa Romeo 15926,9251.2%new3,5010.2%
22Fiat Croma26,2941.1%118%12,0470.5%53
23Mercedes A Class26,2661.1%-7%28,1471.3%24
24Toyota Aygo25,8081.1%310%6,2870.3%
25Nissan Micra25,0651.1%-25%33,2931.5%18
26Peugeot 20724,7741.1%new00.0%
27Opel Zafira24,5121.1%51%16,2080.7%40
28Smart Fortwo23,6881.0%-18%28,9751.3%23
29Chevrolet Matiz23,5011.0%-1%23,7091.1%30
30Renault Scenic23,3121.0%-20%29,1371.3%21
31Citroen C123,3011.0%393%4,7270.2%
32Fiat Multipla22,7931.0%3%22,0751.0%31
33Peugeot 20622,6121.0%-48%43,6692.0%10
34Renault Megane22,4501.0%-25%29,8011.3%20
35Peugeot 30722,0370.9%-24%29,0861.3%22
36Audi A321,2830.9%0%21,2661.0%33
37Audi A420,1410.9%-23%26,1371.2%27
38Toyota RAV419,9670.9%8%18,5640.8%34
40Ford Focus C-Max18,7480.8%12%16,6970.7%37
41Toyota Corolla18,4160.8%20%15,3020.7%43
42Peugeot 10717,8270.8%433%3,3440.1%
43Citroen Xsara Picasso17,2130.7%3%16,7030.7%36
44Citroen C217,0510.7%-31%24,5751.1%28
45Renault Modus16,5870.7%-39%27,3121.2%25
46Ford Fusion16,4750.7%4%15,7940.7%42
47Seat Ibiza16,0700.7%-1%16,2560.7%39
48Citroen C413,8240.6%-17%16,6590.7%38
49Hyundai Atos13,2470.6%-1%13,4150.6%46
50Opel Agila13,1860.6%-28%18,3820.8%35

Source: UNRAE

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