Italy

MAY SALES

Italy sales decline 3% on political uncertainty, diesel slump

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Sales of new cars in Italy declined 2.8 percent in May, with political uncertainty after recent elections still weighing on the market.

Fiat Chrysler said to plan huge production shift in Italy

May 18, 2018 13:36 CET
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is preparing to unveil a sweeping transformation of production in Italy that will see the automaker stop building the Fiat Punto and Alfa Romeo MiTo small cars in favor of Maserati and Jeep models, Bloomberg reported.

APRIL SALES

Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth

May 3, 2018 10:48 CET
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.5 percent last month, helped by a recovery in demand by private customers and by an additional selling day compared with the same month last year.

MARCH SALES

Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty

April 6, 2018 06:01 CET
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as politicians negotiated to form a new government following recent elections.

FCA to spin off Magneti Marelli without raising money, report says

March 6, 2018 09:46 CET
Fiat Chrysler is looking to spin off Magneti Marelli to its shareholders via a Milan listing that will not raise money by selling new shares, Reuters reported.

FEBRUARY SALES

Italian sales slip 1% Fiat demand slumps

March 5, 2018 06:01 CET
New-car sales in Italy slipped 1 percent in February as demand for market leader Fiat brand cars fell 17 percent, according to figures published by Italy's transport ministry.

Monument-filled, traffic-clogged Rome to ban diesel cars by 2024

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2018
Rome, one of Europe's most traffic-clogged cities and home to thousands of ancient outdoor monuments threatened by pollution, plans to ban diesel cars from the center by 2024.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lancia Stratos revived by former Pininfarina executive

Feb. 13, 2018 15:00 CET
The Lancia Stratos rally car is being revived by Italy's Manifattura Automobili Torino as a 500,000 euros ($617,000) sports car offering a performance of up to 600 hp.

Maserati Levante production will be reduced, union says

Feb. 5, 2018 15:29 CET
Fiat Chrysler will cut working hours at the Italian factory that builds the Maserati Levante to adjust production to demand, a union said.

MONTHLY SALES

Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day

Feb. 2, 2018 12:11 CET
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Italy's transport ministry. The rise was due to there being one extra selling day than the previous year. On an adjusted basis Italy's volume decreased by 1.3 percent.

Ex-Ferrari boss prepares IPO for high-speed rail company

Jan. 24, 2018 11:36 CET
Former Ferrari boss Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is preparing to float Italo, a high-speed train company he helped set up in 2006.

Toyota ends diesel-car sales in Italy

Jan. 5, 2018 09:26 CET
Toyota said its new-car lineup in Italy is now "diesel-free" after the automaker stopped selling diesel variants of its Yaris, Auris and RAV4 models.

Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high

Jan. 3, 2018 12:16 CET
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest level in eight years.

NOVEMBER SALES

Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise

Dec. 4, 2017 12:29 CET
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's volume and declining demand from private customers. In the first 11 months, registrations were up 8.7 percent to 1.85 million.

Racecar specialist Dallara's Stradale inspired by Lotus

Nov. 16, 2017 10:56 CET
Italian racecar specialist Dallara says its first street legal car, a lightweight roadster called the Stradale, was inspired by affordable sports cars pioneered by Lotus. The Stradale's first customers include former F1 drivers.

OCTOBER SALES

Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline

Nov. 3, 2017 12:00 CET
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales in October as demand grew 7 percent.Fiat Chrysler sales fell after the automaker started to reduce self-registrations.

Fiat Chrysler suspends Maserati Levante output for 9 more days

Oct. 27, 2017 16:02 CET
Fiat Chrysler will halt production of Maserati Levante SUVs for another nine days between Nov. 22 and Dec. 7, the FIOM union said

Alfa Romeo, Maserati production cut after China sales blow

Oct. 18, 2017 09:20 CET
Fiat Chrysler has cut production at Italian factories building the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV and Giulia sedan and the Maserati Levante SUV after new Chinese import rules hit sales, according to union sources.

Italy's September sales increase 8%

Oct. 3, 2017 14:13 CET
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the country has had for the month since 2009. The strong gain helped lift the country's nine-month sales by 9 percent.

Pirelli CEO says core shareholders have no plans to sell stakes

Sept. 18, 2017 15:09 CET
Pirelli CEO Marco Tronchetti says key shareholders have not expressed an intention to sell their remaining stakes in the firm after it returns to the stock market next month.

JULY SALES

Business sales boost Italian car market in July

Aug. 2, 2017 11:02 CET
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registrations rose to 145,363. In the first seven months, volume was up 8.6 percent to 1.28 million.

 
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