Italian Best Selling Cars ranking in 2022 is still heavily dominated by aged Italian models, with the Fiat Panda, Lancia Ypsilon and Fiat 500 in the podium. The Dacia Sandero is the best foreign model while the rising star is the Toyota Yaris Cross.
The best-selling car ranking in Italy is dominated by small and medium cars due to the high use of vehicles in the urban environment and the arrival of electric and hybrid vehicles has not changed thew picture.
The traditional narrow streets of the Italian towns and the difficulties to find parking areas continue to be the first driver for people to prefer small cars. In the last decade, the increased average price and the reduced purchasing power have further forced a large part of the population to choose a low-cost car, with the success of brands like Dacia, Kia, Hyundai.
After over 40 years from its arrival in the market, the best seller is always the same: the city-car Fiat Panda which has now a huge advantage over all the followers, with year to date sales at 105,384 (-6.1%).
The second place is held by another pure Italian aged car. Launched in the early nineties the last generation of the Lancia Ypsilon is second with 40,968 sales (-6.3%) followed by the iconic Fiat 500. This model was originally launched in the fifties and subsequently re-launched in 2006. In all of these years the Fiat 500 was able to stay on top of the leaderboards, securing 3rd with 33,994 sales (-24.2%).
The first foreign model in the rankings is the Dacia Sandero, jumping 4 spots into 4th position with 33,920 (+16.7%) ahead of the Citroen C3 -up 2 spots– with 31,861 (+2.9%), the Jeep Renegade -down 2 spots- with 29,844 (-14.9%) and the Ford Puma with 29,455 sales (+3.5%).
The Toyota Yaris ranks in 8th with 27,789 (-14.6%), followed by the Toyota Yaris Cross -up 51 spots- with 25,997 sales (+250.6%) and the Peugeot 208 closing the Top 10 with 25,819 sales (+9.8%).
Tables with sales figures
In the tables below we report sales for Top 40 models.