The situation of the auto sector in Italy frightens us very much, according to the data of the Ministry of Transport, in fact, even the just-ended month of April was marked by a constant decrease in numbers, which plunged market players into a deep crisis, which does not seem to have an end.
Car manufacturers cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel: first Covid and the subsequent shutdown, then the semiconductor crisis and delays in production and delivery, and finally the war between Russia and Ukraine and expensive gasoline. All the factors that do nothing but bury a sector that by 2020 is struggling to recover, despite government stimulus support.
Let’s talk numbers now, April total registrations were 97,339, down 32.98% Compared to the same month last year. 2021. An astonishing decline, worse than the one that characterized the previous months (-29.7% in March and -22.6% in February). The factors that contribute to making this scenario so dramatic are certainly:
When making a comparison with the pre-Covid era, the numbers are frightening: we are in one place Heavy -43.9% Compared to April 2019.
The case of major brands
let’s start from Stilants, the auto giant that was born from the merger between FCA and PSA, as we know. The number of registrations in April was 34,609, with a significant decrease of 40.92% from the same period in 2021. All brands registered a minus mark, except for Maserati (+5%) and DS (+27.74%).
Almost all brands Volkswagen Group Follow the negative trend. The total number of registrants was 17,000, a decrease of 32.36%. Only Cobra was saved, with an impressive increase of 193.46%. Renault Mark -42.89%, Dacia scores 4356 units, 5.08% lower. Ford also fell, with 5,863 registrations and a -34.78% rate. minus sign also for BMW, down 17.9%, with the mini -39.24%. Preparation mercedesWhich recorded -32.65% and SMART down 34.31%.
Toyota down 11.83% and Lexus 35.92%; Suzuki (-74.06%), Nissan (-15.94%), Mazda (-34.23%), Mitsubishi (-41.06%) and Subaru (-28.92%) shares also fell. Instead, Honda expects an April increase of 61.45%. Hyundai is down 15.8% and Kia is down 8.24%. Volvo last April had 54.21%, even Jaguar scored a very bad 55.18%, and instead Land Rover, the off-road brand, came to -40.21%. On the other hand, Tesla is still growing, although the race has slowed down compared to March. Ferrari -20%, Porsche -26.04%. DR scores a new surge, with an excellent + 96.42%.
best selling cars
But in this tragic situation, what cars do Italians love anyway? She is still at the top, we have no doubt: Fiat Panda It was also the bestseller in April 2022, with 9,474 units. Then Ford Puma and Volkswagen T-Roc followed to complete the podium. Fourth place for Lancia Ypsilon, then Dacia Sandero, Toyota Yaris Cross, Jeep Compass, eighth for Fiat 500, ninth for 500X and closes the top ten Jeep Renegade.