* NOW UPDATED with actuals for the Top 50 best-selling models and Top 45 brands! *
After lodging an excruciating 44 consecutive months of year-on-year decline up until last December, the Italian new car market manages a 2nd month in a row in positive in January: up 3% to 118,727 registrations. Below the usual Fiat Panda (7.1%) and Punto (4.9%), the Lancia Ypsilon hits its 2nd best market share in 3 years (below the 4.5% it reached last April) at 4.4% thanks to 5,188 sales, and the Fiat 500L is back to #4 with 4,526 units and 3.8%, its highest market share so far, also reached last August. The Fiat 500 at #5 makes the Top 5 100% Italian once again, with the Renault Clio the best-selling foreigner at #6.
Other great performers this month in Italy include the Peugeot 2008 reclaiming the advantage over its archenemy the Renault Captur at #13 with 1,873 sales and 1.6% share vs. #23 and 1.1%, the Dacia Sandero up 3 spots on December to #14, Dacia Duster up 15 to #21, the Audi A3 up 10 to #22, Opel Mokka up 18 to an all-time high #28, Audi Q3 up 26 to #31, Chevrolet Trax up 23 to a record #36, Peugeot 308 up 23 to #43 and the Citroen C4 Picasso up 25 to #46. Brand-wise, Fiat logically dominates at 21% share but down 4% year-on-year, while Volkswagen (+10%), Ford (+12%) and especially Peugeot (+30%) and Renault (+28%) all lodge significant year-on-year gains.
Full January 2014 Top 50 models and Top 45 brands Ranking Tables below.