Italian market, May 2021: the 10 best-selling new cars by segment

Italian market, May 2021: the 10 best-selling new cars by segment
Italian market, May 2021: the 10 best-selling new cars by segment

The ranking of the best-selling new cars in Italy divided by segments. Among many reconfirmations and some news, let’s see which models are the favorites of Italian motorists

Andrea Tartaglia

@andrea_tarta

June 2
– Milano

Also in the month of May 2021 the auto market is confirmed in trouble. Indeed, in decided trouble since – numbers in hand – this is the month with the worst decline of the current year: 143,970 registrations of new cars, 27.9% less than in the same month of 2019 (a comparison with 2020 would make little sense since we were in full swing in April of last year lockdown). Certainly not an easy period, also marked by the exhaustion of funds allocated to cars with CO2 emissions between 61 and 135 g / km, which further slowed down registrations. Segment by segment, here are the ten best-selling cars of May according to the calculations of Unrae.

SEGMENT A: FIAT PANDA, FIAT 500 AND TOYOTA AYGO SUZUKI IGNIS

Let’s start with segment A, that of city cars, a market segment that in May weighs about 17% of the total market, the same as recorded in the same month of 2019. In terms of numbers, registrations of the “small cars” were 24,403 against 33,613 two years earlier. The queen of the small is always the Fiat Panda with 9,871 units, followed at a considerable distance by its sister Fiat 500, 5,444. Following Toyota Aygo (1,942), Suzuki Ignis (1,521), Kia Picanto (1,141 units), Hyundai i10 (1,072), Citroen C1 (948), Peugeot 108 (817), Volkswagen Up! (665), Smart Fortwo (641).

SEGMENT B: LANCIA YPSILON, FORD PUMA AND TOYOTA YARIS

The B segment, that of compact cars, is becoming more and more important and strategic for manufacturers, since the one with the greatest specific weight, partly because with city cars the profits for manufacturers are very low, partly because many motorists prefer to have a agile but more gifted and safer car. And the percentages testify to this: in May the segment accounted for 37% of the market with 53,338 registrations, compared to 35% in 2019 when registrations were 70,533. The best-selling compact in Italy is the Lancia Ypsilon with 4,619 units, followed by the Ford Puma (3,522) and the Toyota Yaris (3,186). The top ten continues with the Citroen C3 (3.161), Dacia Sandero (2.735), Peugeot 2008 (2.457), Volkswagen T-Cross (2.305), Renault Clio (2.296), Opel Corsa (2.249) and Fiat 500L (2.114) .

SEGMENTO C: FIAT 500X, JEEP COMPASS E VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC

Another weight market segment is the C segment, which includes compact midsize and – above all – SUVs and compact crossovers that are increasingly on the rise to the detriment of classic sedans. A segment that in May 2021 is worth 30% of the market with 43,265 registrations, down from 34% in 2019 when registrations were 66,902. On the top step of the podium is the Fiat 500X with 4,326 units, followed by the Jeep Compass with 3,171 and the Volkswagen T-Roc with 3,111. The top ten continues with the Jeep Renegade at 2,779, Volkswagen Golf (2,330), Fiat Tipo (2,019), Peugeot 3008 (1,831), Dacia Duster (1,800), Volvo Xc40 (1,711) and Toyota C-Hr (1,644).

SEGMENTO D: VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN, AUDI Q3 E BMW X1

Higher up we find the D segment, that of the middle-high schools; also in this case, the classic sedans have now been outclassed by SUVs and crossovers, in line with the overwhelming tastes of motorists. The weight, compared to the total market, in May 2021 is 13.7% with 19,779 registrations, up compared to 2019 it was 12% with 23,547 number plates. The most purchased segment D model is the Volkswagen Tiguan with 1,964 registrations, followed by the Audi Q3 (1,394) and the BMW X1 (1,364). Following are Ford Kuga (1,244), Toyota Rav4 (932), Alfa Romeo Stelvio (770), Cupra Formentor (726), Audi A4 (705), Mercedes Glb (685) and Land Rover Evoque (663).

SEGMENT E: AUDI A6, MERCEDES GLE AND BMW 5 SERIES

The E segment is that of luxury models, once the prerogative of large sedans but now densely populated by SUVs, even if some models – especially German ones – keep up. Obviously the relative weight is very low compared to the market – 1.9% of the total with 2,680 registrations – but each unit sold is very good for the manufacturers. On the top step of the podium we find the Audi A6 with 368 units registered, then the Mercedes Gle (319) and the BMW 5 Series at an altitude of 253. The top ten are completed by Mercedes Gle Coupé (198), Bmw X5 (182), LR Range Rover Sport (167), Mercedes E-Class (146), Porsche Cayenne (140), Jaguar F-Pace (138) and Bmw X6 (130).

SEGMENT F: PORSCHE 911, PORSCHE TAYCAN AND MASERATI GHIBLI

Finally, the F segment, that of sports cars and much sought-after flagships. Also in this case it is a market segment that counts on small numbers – less than 1% of total sales with 505 registrations – but with great appeal and extremely profitable for car manufacturers. At the top is the stainless Porsche 911 with 156 units sold in May 2021, followed by Porsche Taycan (55) and Maserati Ghibli (50). The top ten are completed by Mercedes S-Class (36), Porsche Panamera (31), Lamborghini Urus (21), Bmw 7 Series (17), Bmw 8 Series Gran Coupé (17), Bmw 8 Series (16) and Ferrari F8 (15). ).

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