Italian car sales rise 7.1% in October [ Italy ]
On November 2, the Italian automobile manufacturers association (ANFIA) announced that passenger car registrations of 157,900 units in October increased 7.1% from the same month last year.
For the first ten months of 2017, passenger car registrations of 1,692,047 units increased 8.9% over the same period in 2016.
Domestic brand sales decreased 0.8% in October with a 26.3% market share, while foreign manufacturer sales increased 10.2% with a 73.7% market share.
In October, Fiat brand registrations decreased 4.4% (18.0% market share), Volkswagen brand registrations increased 1.7% (7.4% share), Renault registrations increased 27.5% (6.6% share), Ford registrations decreased 0.5% (6.4% share), Peugeot registrations increased 17.2% (5.8% share), and Opel registrations increased 6.6% (5.3% share) from a year ago.
The best-selling cars in October, in order of popularity, were the Fiat Panda, Lancia Ypsilon, Citroen C3, VW Golf, and Fiat 500X.
The foreign car distributors association (UNRAE) announced that diesel passenger car sales in October increased 0.9% (55.5% share), gasoline-powered car sales increased 8.1% (31.4% share), hybrid car (HV) sales increased 90.1% (4.2% share), and electric vehicle (EV) sales increased 50.7% (0.1% share).
Private car sales in October increased 4.0% to 92,707 units (58.0% share), fleet sales increased 13.0% to 29,743 units (18.6% share), and business sales increased 10.1% to 37,385 units (23.4% share).
(ANFIA release from November 2, 2017) (UNRAE release from November 2, 2017)