According to the data of April 2021 published by the National Union of Foreign Motor Vehicle Representatives, whose acronym is UNRAE, the drop in registrations compared to 2019 was important. Almost 30 thousand fewer cars entered the Italian market than in the first available year from which significant data can be obtained, considering the zero tire seen in April 2020 with the tight lockdown due to Covid.
That said, at the level of fuel type the monthly rankings relating to registrations they are continuing to change their face. We are talking, for example, of the top ten petrol cars, once commanded by the Fiat Panda: in April the popular small car is only tenth, while Volkswagen T-Cross with nearly 2,500 registrations. The German model is fifth in the annual report, still commanded by the Panda, albeit slightly, ahead of Citroen C3 and Opel Corsa. In general, the challenge on petrol cars is held between two groups, namely Volkswagen and Stellantis.
Auto market, ephemeral growth in April
More interesting today is the challenge between electric hybrids. Command the three of a kind ex FCA composed of Fiat Panda, Lancia Ypsilon and Fiat 500. Behind, however, Toyota (Yaris and CH-R), Ford (Puma), Suzuki (Ignis, Swift, Vitara) and Hyundai (Tucson) also performed well in April. In the month just ended, the figure for Renault Clio dropped slightly.
Between ibride plug-in Jeep confirms its leadership in the segment, with Compass ahead of Renegade. Third in the month, and close to overtaking Renault Captur annually, is the Volvo XC40 model. Bmw X1 and Ford Kuga also did well. Usual domination of the Volkswagen group among methane cars (except for the presence of Fiat Panda) e of the Renault group among the LPG, even considering a significantly discreet figure also for the Kia house.
The electric challenge in April went to the Fiat 500 model, but also Volkswagen has begun to raise its voice with a nice top ten obtained by ID.4 and ID.3. The good results with the electric version allowed the 500 to climb to second place in April in the top 50 Unrae among the best-selling cars, behind the Panda and ahead of the Lancia Ypsilon. Looking at the ranking from the beginning of the year to today, it is still in third place.