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Italy July 2013: Fiat 500L above 500 for the second time

Fiat 500L Italy July 2013Fiat 500L

* NOW UPDATED with actuals for the Top 50 best-selling models and Top 46 All-brands! See title *

38th consecutive month of year-on-year decline for the Italian new car market (that’s over 3 years!), however the fall is less severe this month at just -2% to 108,018 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 843,456 units, down 9% on 2012. UNRAE predicts a full year 2013 under 1.3 million units. The Fiat Panda is the market leader for the 19th month in a row with 7,378 sales and 6.8%, followed by the Fiat Punto down to 5% share at 5,446 units and the Lancia Ypsilon at 4,079 sales.

Lancia Ypsilon Italy July 2013Lancia Ypsilon. The Top 5 models are all Italian this month for only the 2nd time in 16 years!

The hero of the month is the Fiat 500L (again!), back up a magnificent 8 spots on June to land at #4 with 3,537 sales and 3.3%. This is the 500L’s best ranking so far in Italy, a position it also reached last March. This means for only the 2nd time ever with last March, the 500L outsells lil’ sis’ the 500, #5 in July at 3,331 units and 3.1%. It also means that for the second time in 3 months (with last May), the Top 5 is 100% Italian, whereas this had not happened in the last 16 years!

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Italy July 2013The Alfa Romeo Giulietta hits its highest ranking in one year.

We welcome back the Alfa Romeo Giulietta in the Top 10, up 6 ranks on June to #8, its best ranking since July 2012, the Toyota Yaris is up 3 to #10, its first time inside the Top 10 so far in 2013, the Renault Captur is up 6 to #21, Fiat Freemont up 22 to #23, Ford B-Max up 15 to #24, Kia Sportage up 9 to #27 and the VW Passat is up 28 spots to #31.

Previous post: Italy June 2013: Discover the Top 175 best-selling models!

Previous month: Italy June 2013: Renault Clio best-selling foreigner at #5

One year ago: Italy July 2012: Fiat Panda, Peugeot 208 and Range Rover Evoque impress

Full July 2013 Top 50 models and Top 46 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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