Italian car sales rise 15.8% in August [ Italy ]
On September 1, the Italian automobile manufacturers association (ANFIA) announced that passenger car registrations of 83,363 units in August increased 15.8% from the same month last year.
For the first eight months of 2017, passenger car registrations of 1,366,389 units increased 9.1% over the same period in 2016.
Domestic brand sales increased 15.3% in August with a 28.9% market share, while foreign manufacturer sales increased 15.9% with a 71.1% market share.
In August, Fiat brand registrations increased 12.7% (19.9% market share), Volkswagen brand registrations increased 10.8% (7.1% share), Renault registrations increased 41.5% (6.6% share), Ford registrations increased 7.4% (6.3% share), Peugeot registrations increased 19.3% (5.4% share), and Opel registrations increased 1.3% (5.2% share) from a year ago.
The best-selling cars in August, in order of popularity, were the Fiat Panda, Fiat Tipo, Lancia Ypsilon, Renault Clio, and Fiat 500 L.
The foreign car distributors association (UNRAE) announced that diesel passenger car sales in August increased 13.2% (57.7% share), gasoline-powered car sales increased 11.7% (29.6% share), hybrid car (HV) sales increased 89.6% (3.5% share), and electric vehicle (EV) sales increased 102.1% (0.1% share).
Private car sales in August increased 0.6% to 49,281 units (58.6% share), fleet sales increased 41.8% to 13,492 units (16.0% share), and business sales increased 50.2% to 21,331 units (25.4% share).
(ANFIA release from September 1, 2017) (UNRAE release from September 1, 2017)