18 September 2016

Italian Car Production (Brand) : 2000-09

The situation of Italian car manufacturing took a sharp turn downward. More Fiat cars were made in Poland than in the home market while Brazil was the largest maker of Fiat cars. The only Fiat model of any substantial volume made in Italy was the Punto and that was dropping as the decade progressed.

Lancia Musa 

Lancia was soldiering on with the Ypsilon but it wasn't as popular as it used to be. The new Musa and Delta models that came out in 2004 and 2008 respectively were not doing well either.

Alfa Romeo MiTo

The range of Alfa Romeo models was no longer being replaced and they were petering out as they aged. The MiTo came in 2008 and that one modestly selling car represented over 60% of the brand's sales by 2009.

Specialist car makers Pininfarina and Bertone were about finished as the models they made for others such as cabriolets were not as popular as before. On the bright side Ferrari and Maserati were improving their production but numerically had little impact.

It may seem like the end of Italian car making - at least at the volume manufacturing - was about to end. However, there is more to it, as the next chapter of this story is revealed in the following article.

Yr Fiat Alfa Lancia Ferr- Mas- Lam- Pinin- Ber- De To- Total
Romeo ari erati borg farina tone maso
00 979,804 206,836 168,083 4,022 2,039 287 35,348 25,861 4 1,422,284
01 850,293 213,638 132,960 4,315 1,852 259 35,440 33,009 14 1,271,780
02 765,703 187,437 105,297 4,269 3,485 442 23,871 35,252 13 1,125,769
03 674,677 182,469 98,797 4,500 2,937 1,304 39,664 22,095 11 1,026,454
04 514,553 162,116 110,565 4,954 5,151 1,680 21,160 13,395 4 833,578
05 458,237 132,441 109,768 5,361 5,694 1,410 6,490 6,127
725,528
06 591,122 157,775 118,116 5,875 5,788 2,097 9,739 1,990
892,502
07 608,801 151,811 113,626 6,561 7,669 2,563 19,829 -
910,860
08 406,394 109,859 109,230 6,722 9,292 2,422 15,302 -
659,221
09 429,684 104,223 111,800 6,213 4,041 1,253 3,886 -
661,100
Av 627,927 160,861 117,824 5,279 4,795 1,372 42,146 68,865 5 952,908

Data source: ANFIA.

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