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First quarter report - ITALY Car market


March was the eighth consecutive month of growth for the Italian car market, allowing it to record an increase over the first quarter of the year, when 427,019 units were sold, an increase of 26.2% or almost 90,000 cars. However, the level remains low compared to 2019, when 537,289 units were sold, which shows the margin that remains to be made for the Italian market to return to its pre-Covid level.

In this context, sales of the

  • ALFA ROMEO, up 202.97% to 6,535 units for a market share of 1.53

  • CITROËN, up 8.61% to 16,543 units for a 3.87% market share

  • DS were up 36.21% to 2,050 units, giving a market share of 0.48%.

  • FIAT rose 6.13% to 50,619 units for a market share of 111.85%.

  • JEEP up 52.65% to 20,816 units for a market share of 4.87%.

  • LANCIA were up 3.08% to 11,098 units for a market share of 2.60%.

  • MASERATI 1,051 units

  • OPEL are up 11.73% to 14,111 units for a market share of 3.30%.

  • PEUGEOT are up 10.34% to 22,259 units for a market share of 5.21%.

In total, Stellantis sold 145,082 units, an increase of 16.85% and a market share of 33.98%. This puts it well ahead of the Volkswagen group, which sold 66,927 units, an increase of 39.36% and a market share of 15.67%. Citroën does not perform as well as the group, but is almost on a par with Opel and Peugeot, although its market share is low, usually above 4.5%.


In terms of models, the C3 is logically the best-selling brand, with 9,195 units sold, making it 9th on the market, third in its segment and first in France. It is ahead of the C3 Aircross in 27th place with 4,637 units, which puts it in 10th place in its segment. It is ahead of its big brother, the C5 Aircross (2,659 units), then the C4 (832 units and 10th in its segment), then the C5 X (189 units and 7th in its segment). Note that in March, 88 C4 X were sold in 100% electric version.

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