16 September 2016

Italian Car Production (Brand) : 1991-00

The Punto came out in 1993 and was an unqualified success

The record Italian production figure of 1989 soon became a distant memory. Fiat slipped downward and merging Auto Bianchi into Lancia's meant less production overall. Innocenti ended altogether! Poland was the benefactor in Europe, with it's Fiat production volume nearly doubling during the decade and the number of models made there grew.

Looking at Fiat, the Punto was a successful replacement for the Uno during this period. However, the Bravo/Brava didn't do nearly as well as the Tipo model that they had replaced. The Panda was in a steady decline and the Marea wasn't quite as popular as the Tempra.

Lancia was only replacing models well beyond their use by date, which was hurting production. When newer ones did arrive, they didn't do so well. Alfa Romeo was more successful, with new models arriving in a timely fashion.

In summary, production was not holding up too well and the question to be asked was is this a hiccup or continuing trend?

Yr Fiat Alfa Lancia Ferr- Mas- Lam- Auto - Inno- Other Total
Romeo ari erati borg bianchi centi

91 1,182,935 174,630 130,625 4,589 1,752 672 126,549 10,551 601 1,632,904
92 1,103,037 152,354 96,517 3,470 983 166 109,880 8,580 1,640 1,476,627
93 844,265 109,598 83,875 2,325 523 169 75,051 - 1,247 1,117,053
94 1,063,210 108,097 89,223 2,639 797 248 76,210 - 454 1,340,878
95 1,101,332 156,867 103,383 3,158 980 208 56,414 - 17 1,422,359
96 1,052,868 113,800 139,294 3,363 869 224 7,564 - 13 1,317,995
97 1,219,258 160,590 178,674 3,518 609 216 - - 11,082 1,573,947
98 1,003,101 197,680 172,725 3,631 734 231 - - 24,280 1,402,382
99 1,011,396 208,336 157,720 3,670 1,900 253 - - 27,184 1,410,459
00 979,804 206,836 168,083 4,022 2,039 287 - - 61,213 1,422,284
Av 1,056,121 158,879 132,012 3,439 1,119 267 90,334 9,566 12,773 1,411,689











Data source: ANFIA.

The 156 came in 1997 and was a winner for the clover leaf brand

2 comments:

zoldfulu said...

Small correction: the "Brand" Alfa is not designated by a Clover Leaf. This is the equivalent of the "M" logo of the Italian brand noting a sportier tone.
If you seek a distinctive element, they are the brand with a snake...

RayCee Smith said...

Hello Zoldfulu. You are correct about the cloverleaf being for sportier Alfas but it is the best known symbol for the brand. The official emblem has two sides to it. The left is a red cross on white, representing how some from the city of Milan were involved in the Crusades. The right side is a snake - as you mentioned - with a man in its mouth. The man is coming out thankfully. This was from a war against a Saracan knight and in victory against him, the emblem was taken. I believe that is correct.
As for calling it the snake brand, that could sound negative. The cloverleaf is a well known representation. Thanks for pointing it out but l'll stick with what I've got, despite it not being reflective of the brand entirely.