The Dacia Sandero is up to a record 2nd place in Italy. Picture quattroruote.it

New car sales in Italy continue to recover at +14.7% to 119,853 units in November. The year-to-date tally remains frankly in negative at -11.6% or 160,000 units less than a year ago to 1,211,769. Disappointingly, private sales go against the market at -0.2% to 68,316 sales and 56.2% share vs. 64.1% a year ago. Self registrations are also down at -7.3% to 9,414 and 7.7% share vs. 9.5% in November 2021, while long term leases soar 62.8% to 32,629 and 26.8% share vs. 18.8% last year. Short term rentals are even more impressive at +164.7% year-on-year but remain at a modest level at 2.7% of the market vs. 1.2% in 2021.  Company sales follow the market at +14.1% to 7,911 units and a stable 6.5% share. Year-to-date, private sales tumble down -17% to 722,183 and 58.8% share vs. 62.8% over the same period a year ago, self registrations are hit even harder at -23.1% to 103,640 and 8.4% share vs. 9.7% but long term leases gain 13.9% to 276,027 and 22.5% share vs. 17.5% last year. Short term rentals also lose more ground than the market at -17.2% to 51,114 and 4.2% share vs. 4.5% and company sales edge down -2.5% to 75,417 and 6.1% share vs. 5.6%.

Over in the powertrain sections, petrol follows the market at +14% to 32,667 sales and 26.9% share vs. 26.8% in November 2021, Diesel is also up for once at +9.2% to 22,102 and 18.2% share vs. 19%, LPG surges 38% to 13,620 and 11.2% share vs. 9.2%, HEV gains 22.2% to 40,895 and 33.6% share vs. 31.3%, that includes 11,140 full hybrids (+17.7%) and 29,755 mild hybrids (+0.2%). PHEV is up 17.8% to 6,598 and 5.5% share vs. 5.3% last year and EVs disappoint at a very harsh -25.9% to 5,162 sales and 4.2% share vs. 6.5% a year ago. Year-to-date, petrol skids -18.1% to 339,527 and 27.6% share vs. 29.9% over the same period a year ago, diesel sinks -22.4% to 244,665 and 19.9% share vs. 22.7% but LPG gains 8% to 108,649 and 8.8% share vs. 7.3%. HEV is up 4.3% to 417,932 sales and 34% share vs. 28.9% in 2021, including 110,373 full hybrids (+17.7%) and 307,559 mild hybrids (+0.2%). PHEV edges down -2.5% to 62,470 and 5.1% share vs. 4.6% and EV implodes -26.7% to 44,942 and 3.7% share vs. 4.4% in 2021.

The new DR 6.0 cracks the Italian Top 50 for the first time at #35.

In the brands ranking, home-grown behemoth Fiat (-7.8%) underperforms again, falling to its third lowest ever market share at 11.7%. The only two months it fared worse was last month (11.5%) and during Covid-19 disrupted March 2020 (9.9%). Volkswagen (+11.3%) can’t quite match the market but reclaims its traditional 2nd spot off Toyota (+41.9%) still euphoric after a record-breaking month of October and breaking its volume record again at over 9,100 units. Dacia (+13.6%) shoots up six spots on October to land in 4th place for the 2nd time this year after last June, its 2nd best Italian ranking below the #3 it hit back in September 2021. Peugeot (+30.7%) and most spectacularly Audi (+83.9%) also impress just below. Kia (+16.9%) cracks the Top 10 for the first time in a year (since November 2021) and just beats the market as does Ford (+15.5%) whereas Jeep (+10%) and Renault (-10.8%) fall short. Outside the Top 10, notice MG (+321.1%), Maserati (+241.3%), Lynk & Co (+206.3%), DR Motor (+184.9%), Tesla (+152.4%), Ferrari (+74.4%), Lamborghini (+73.3%), Skoda (+70%), Alfa Romeo (+66.3%) and DS (+62.7%) all posting fantastic year-on-year gains. 

Model-wise, the Fiat Panda (+0.9%) only edges up but remains ultra dominant at 7.4% share vs. 8% year-to-date. The Dacia Sandero (+37.5%) lodges a splendid month and climbs 6 spots on October to a record #2, a ranking it also hit in June 2021 and June 2022. As a result it steps up to #4 year-to-date vs. #8 over the Full Year 2021. The Lancia Ypsilon (+12.3%) is knocked down to #3 but holds relatively well given its age. The Toyota Yaris (+578.6%) compensates for a particularly weak year-ago volume and is up five ranks on last month to #4. The VW T-Cross (+89.4%) also stuns, up 9 spots to #5 above the Fiat 500 (-1.5%) a little pushy this month but still #3 year-to-date. The Ford Puma (+129.1%) and Jeep Renegade (+33%) also post sizeable gains in the remainder of the Top 10. The Toyota Aygo X (#14) is by far the best-selling recent launch in Italy while the new DR 6.0 makes its first appearance in the Top 50 directly at #35, joining the DR 4.0 (#26). The MG ZS (#42) scores a second straight month among the 50 best-selling models in the country after ranking #23 last month.

Previous month: Italy October 2022: Toyota breaks all records in market up 14.6%

One year ago: Italy November 2021: Toyota Yaris Cross up to #7, sales down -24%

Full November 2022 Top 45 brands and Top 50 models below.

Italy November 2022 – brands:

Pos Brand Nov-22 % /21 Oct 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Fiat 14,071 11.7% -7.8% 1 166,409 13.7% -20.8% 1 1
2 Volkswagen 9,717 8.1% 11.3% 3 95,936 7.9% -19.1% 2 2
3 Toyota 9,131 7.6% 41.9% 2 83,977 6.9% 6.5% 3 3
4 Dacia 7,213 6.0% 13.6% 10 62,457 5.2% 9.5% 6 9
5 Peugeot 6,092 5.1% 30.7% 8 64,835 5.4% -17.8% 5 4
6 Audi 6,049 5.0% 83.9% 6 50,985 4.2% -3.3% 9 10
7 Ford 5,587 4.7% 15.5% 4 69,309 5.7% -10.3% 4 5
8 Renault 5,201 4.3% -10.8% 5 54,436 4.5% -22.0% 7 6
9 Jeep 4,599 3.8% 10.0% 9 46,825 3.9% -21.7% 10 8
10 Kia 4,529 3.8% 16.9% 13 39,643 3.3% -5.2% 14 15
11 BMW 4,409 3.7% 25.3% 11 43,386 3.6% -9.9% 11 12
12 Hyundai 4,123 3.4% 7.3% 14 37,838 3.1% -11.2% 16 14
13 Mercedes 4,110 3.4% 26.9% 12 41,589 3.4% -6.7% 12 13
14 Citroen 3,799 3.2% -13.2% 7 52,487 4.3% -15.3% 8 7
15 Lancia 3,598 3.0% 12.2% 15 38,368 3.2% -7.5% 15 16
16 DR Motor 3,194 2.7% 184.9% 17 22,308 1.8% 196.1% 19 26
17 Opel 2,516 2.1% -25.0% 16 41,262 3.4% -19.6% 13 11
18 Mini 2,439 2.0% 48.5% 18 16,095 1.3% -2.4% 21 22
19 Skoda 2,291 1.9% 70.0% 19 22,916 1.9% -3.0% 18 19
20 Suzuki 2,180 1.8% -12.7% 21 19,364 1.6% -48.8% 20 17
21 Nissan 1,859 1.6% -20.9% 20 23,320 1.9% -8.7% 17 18
22 Alfa Romeo 1,586 1.3% 66.3% 22 12,736 1.1% 23.3% 23 25
23 Volvo 1,526 1.3% 7.5% 24 13,072 1.1% -27.1% 22 21
24 Tesla 1,108 0.9% 152.4% 42 5,034 0.4% -7.0% 32 31
25 MG 1,078 0.9% 321.1% 23 6,612 0.5% 881.0% 29 40
26 Seat 1,048 0.9% -29.0% 27 12,397 1.0% -38.0% 24 20
27 Mazda 866 0.7% -0.8% 28 8,421 0.7% -29.0% 26 23
28 Porsche 810 0.7% 21.1% 31 6,211 0.5% 15.5% 30 30
29 Cupra 749 0.6% 6.1% 25 10,517 0.9% 80.6% 25 29
30 Lynk & Co 677 0.6% 206.3% 26 4,056 0.3% 480.3% 34 38
31 Land Rover 650 0.5% 11.1% 29 7,498 0.6% -33.5% 27 24
32 DS 615 0.5% 62.7% 32 5,375 0.4% 25.3% 31 32
33 Honda 540 0.5% 0.2% 30 7,190 0.6% 18.2% 28 28
34 Smart 472 0.4% -24.5% 33 4,331 0.4% -32.4% 33 27
35 Maserati 413 0.3% 241.3% 34 2,555 0.2% 70.3% 36 37
36 Lexus 301 0.3% -33.1% 35 2,978 0.2% -31.8% 35 33
37 Subaru 199 0.2% -10.4% 38 1,588 0.1% -26.2% 39 36
38 Jaguar 112 0.1% -48.9% 36 2,125 0.2% -45.2% 37 34
39 Ferrari 75 0.1% 74.4% 40 666 0.1% 16.8% 41 43
40 Mitsubishi 67 0.1% -68.5% 37 2,029 0.2% -46.2% 38 35
41 Mahindra 47 0.0% -2.1% 39 752 0.1% -6.7% 40 39
42 Lamborghini 26 0.0% 73.3% 41 320 0.0% 11.1% 43 44
43 SsangYong 14 0.0% 63.2% 43 354 0.0% -53.6% 42 41
44 Aston Martin 6 0.0% 500.0% 44 52 0.0% 18.2% 44 45
45 Great Wall 0 0.0% -100.0%  – 39 0.0% -94.7% 45 42
 – Others 161 0.1% 387.9%  – 1,116 0.1% 174.9%  –  –

Italy November 2022 – models:

Pos Model Nov-22 % /21 Oct 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Fiat Panda 8,892 7.4% 0.9% 1 96,736 8.0% -8.4% 1 1
2 Dacia Sandero 4,084 3.4% 37.5% 8 31,444 2.6% 12.4% 4 8
3 Lancia Ypsilon 3,602 3.0% 12.3% 2 38,380 3.2% -7.6% 2 3
4 Toyota Yaris 3,135 2.6% 578.6% 9 25,007 2.1% -19.7% 8 5
5 VW T-Cross 2,940 2.5% 89.4% 14 18,519 1.5% -18.8% 16 17
6 Fiat 500 2,873 2.4% -1.5% 5 32,803 2.7% -22.2% 3 2
7 Jeep Renegade 2,776 2.3% 33.0% 3 26,559 2.2% -19.8% 7 4
8 Ford Puma 2,415 2.0% 129.1% 6 27,785 2.3% 1.7% 6 10
9 Citroen C3 2,231 1.9% -16.5% 4 30,018 2.5% 0.7% 5 7
10 VW T-Roc 2,184 1.8% -9.8% 15 23,218 1.9% -14.2% 13 11
11 Dacia Duster 2,172 1.8% -27.5% 13 23,402 1.9% -3.6% 12 13
12 Toyota Yaris Cross 2,033 1.7% -23.5% 7 23,892 2.0% 364.4% 10 n/a
13 Peugeot 208 2,015 1.7% 30.3% 17 24,407 2.0% 10.6% 9 18
14 Toyota Aygo X 1,915 1.6% new 11 13,430 1.1% new 21  –
15 Jeep Compass 1,835 1.5% -16.5% 19 20,902 1.7% -22.0% 15 9
16 Renault Captur 1,758 1.5% -6.4% 12 23,546 1.9% -8.7% 11 12
17 Renault Clio 1,702 1.4% -13.1% 10 15,807 1.3% -35.8% 19 14
18 Fiat Tipo 1,550 1.3% 48.9% 30 10,808 0.9% -32.3% 31 22
19 VW Tiguan 1,524 1.3% 254.4% 29 10,257 0.8% -31.8% 36 23
20 Audi Q3 1,495 1.2% 147.5% 25 12,158 1.0% -4.5% 26 35
21 Kia Sportage 1,441 1.2% 33.1% 22 12,518 1.0% 23.2% 24 45
22 Peugeot 3008 1,405 1.2% 5.3% 28 15,848 1.3% -17.2% 18 19
23 Mini Countryman 1,356 1.1% 66.2% 39 7,253 0.6% -14.0% 50 47
24 Peugeot 2008 1,343 1.1% -6.7% 18 15,618 1.3% -34.8% 20 15
25 Mercedes GLA 1,321 1.1% 155.0% 21 9,551 0.8% 30.1% 37 61
26 DR 4.0 1,264 1.1% n/a 16 10,719 0.9% n/a 33 n/a
27 Hyundai Tucson 1,251 1.0% 12.9% 27 11,109 0.9% -21.3% 29 25
28 Kia Picanto 1,230 1.0% 8.2% 31 10,489 0.9% -18.8% 35 33
29 Hyundai i10 1,193 1.0% -7.9% 34 10,652 0.9% -18.1% 34 31
30 Volvo XC40 1,134 0.9% 19.0% 40 8,041 0.7% -27.6% 47 39
31 Audi A3 1,120 0.9% 87.6% 35 10,727 0.9% 6.9% 32 43
32 VW Golf 1,102 0.9% 120.4% 20 11,966 1.0% -15.3% 27 24
33 Mini Hatch 1,019 0.9% 35.5% 36 8,107 0.7% n/a 46 n/a
34 Tesla Model Y 1,008 0.8% 210.2% n/a 3,864 0.3% 406.4% n/a n/a
35 DR 6.0 976 0.8% new n/a n/a n/a new n/a
36 Opel Corsa 952 0.8% -43.2% 26 16,726 1.4% -30.9% 17 16
37 Renault Twingo 909 0.8% 32.5% n/a 4,041 0.3% -45.6% n/a n/a
38 Peugeot 308 900 0.8% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
39 Kia Stonic 888 0.7% 33.5% n/a 7,346 0.6% n/a 49 n/a
40 BMW Serie 1 869 0.7% 86.9% 50 n/a n/a n/a n/a 40
41 Citroen C3 Aircross 832 0.7% -1.2% 24 13,361 1.1% -0.1% 22 28
42 MG ZS 825 0.7% n/a 23 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
43 BMW X1 821 0.7% -33.4% n/a 9,432 0.8% -22.8% 38 32
44 Ford Kuga 801 0.7% -0.7% 43 12,666 1.0% -1.6% 23 30
45 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 800 0.7% -0.1% 48 8,222 0.7% 22.5% 44 n/a
46 Ford Fiesta 796 0.7% 859.0% 32 9,101 0.8% -30.9% 40 34
47 Ford Focus 796 0.7% 40.1% 45 8,109 0.7% -10.4% 45 46
48 Fiat 500X 789 0.7% -22.1% 38 21,365 1.8% -28.5% 14 6
49 Audi Q2 784 0.7% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
50 Nissan Qashqai 777 0.6% -36.0% 37 11,547 1.0% 10.1% 28 41
n/a Opel Mokka 761 0.6% -3.3% 33 10,992 0.9% n/a 30 n/a
n/a Lynk & Co 01 677 0.6% 206.3% 41 4,056 0.3% 480.3% n/a n/a
n/a Cupra Formentor 564 0.5% n/a 42 9,230 0.8% n/a 39 n/a
n/a VW Taigo 550 0.5% new n/a 7,805 0.6% new 48 n/a
n/a Ford Ecosport 490 0.4% -75.6% n/a 8,740 0.7% -20.5% 41 38
n/a VW Polo 481 0.4% -74.2% n/a 12,416 1.0% -35.3% 25 20
n/a Toyota C-HR 448 0.4% -71.2% n/a 8,283 0.7% -30.9% 43 36
n/a Opel Crossland 397 0.3% -50.7% n/a 8,340 0.7% -31.7% 42 37

Source: UNRAE