Passenger car sales volume in Italy 2014-2020, by segment

Over 4,800 luxury cars, or passenger cars from the European F-segment, were newly registered in Italy in 2020, down from 5,613 in 2019. The B-segment remained dominant in terms of sales volume; however, contractions in sales were observed in all segments in 2020.

New standards induce market contraction

In September 2018, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) was introduced in Europe. As a consequence of the new regulations and lengthier certification procedures, manufacturers slowed down vehicle deliveries. This was reflected in the overall decrease in the sales volume of cars registered in 2018. Diesel vehicles were most affected by the introduction of the new standards.

Best-selling models

As of 2019, the most popular car model in the country was Fiat Panda. Besides this model, which is a segment A city car, the first five positions were taken by Lancia Ypsilon, Dacia Duster, Fiat 500X, and Renault Clio. Fiat was the leading brand: three of the fifteen best-selling models belonged to the Italian manufacturer.

Annual number of passenger cars sold in Italy from 2014 to 2020, by segment

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% discount until March 31st
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

January 2021



Survey time period

2014 to 2020

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Car market in Italy "

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.