Smart car sales in Italy 2012-2019

The Italian sales of Smart cars decreased from 21,476 units sold in 2012 to 15,864 units sold in 2014, before increasing again overall in the following years, peaking at 35,278 units in 2019. According to the global comparison outlook, Italy was the second most important market for Smart cars in 2019. Smart is a rear-engine car which is quite appreciated in urban areas due to its small dimensions.

Private vehicles as a mobility solution?

As reported in a 2017 survey, 11 percent of Italians wished to increase their use of private vehicles in large cities. The share of the population who expressed a wish to use the car more increased from about eight percent in 2015 to 11 percent in 2017. On the other hand, the share of the population who expressed a wish to use the car less increased from about 31 percent in 2015 to approximately 33 percent in 2017.

Car sharing and carpooling on the rise

It seems that the need for mobility is increasing quite fast in Italy. In fact, both car sharing and carpooling are becoming increasingly popular in the country.

Number of Smart cars sold in Italy from 2012 to 2019

Units sold
201935,278
201824,622
201726,665
201628,317
201524,127
201415,864
201320,446
201221,476
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Previous figures provided in earlier reports from the source.

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