Fiat, French, MG boosted by way of condo automotive rebound in key relief markets

BE desk

French manufacturers Peugeot, Citroen and Renault and Italy’s Fiat benefited from a large rebound in condo automobiles gross sales latter year in 3 of Europe’s maximum frequent relief locations.

Condominium automotive gross sales in April rose 143 %, 78 % and 30 % in Italy, France and Spain, respectively, in step with an research finished by way of marketplace analysis Dataforce.

The French marketplace’s greatest beneficiaries had been Citroen (+195 %), Renault (+149 %) and Peugeot (+62 %).

In Italy, Fiat used to be the marketplace chief as a result of a 69 % achieve latter year in comparison to latter April, when the condo marketplace used to be starved of product as a result of more than one elements. Automakers had been stung by way of the beginning of the battle in Ukraine, which made get right of entry to to wiring harnesses tricky since a lot of them are made within the nation. That at the side of the inadequency of microchips and ongoing COVID-19 disruptions drive automakers to prioritize personal and fleet gross sales over the condo channel.

Spain, in the meantime, used to be led by way of Volkswagen logo adopted by way of Peugeot and Seat.

When April call for within the 3 markets used to be tabulated Peugeot (6,977) used to be on supremacy adopted by way of Fiat (5,581) and Renault (5,543)

The most efficient dealers for each and every logo had been the Peugeot 208, Fiat 500 and Renault Clio (see desk, under).

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