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Numbers for the 2 Q are of Course not out yet.:D:D


European sales of minicars, also known as A-segment cars, are up 10% in the first quarter of 2015, after being virtually flat in 2014. The introduction of a handful of new and redesigned models in the second quarter of last year has helped the segment grow faster than the overall European car market.The Fiat 500 is now in its 8[SUP]th[/SUP] full year since its introduction without any major redesigns, continues to improve on its best-ever year, although sales of the stylish Italian grow slower than the rest of the segment. Its sibling, the Fiat Panda closes in on the segment’s top spot it traditionally held until 2013.The third place of the Volkswagen Up! is threatened by the all-new Renault Twingo, which manages to improve 44% vs. a 12% drop in sales for the small VW. The Twingo enjoyed an especially successful month of February, moving into third place for that month. However in March, the third place of the segment was taken by the Hyundai i10, which wasn’t enough for the small South-Korean minicar to fend off the surging Toyota Aygo with sales up 30% thanks to the new generation.Car sales statistics are from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.

check out the Numbers since 2012 for the 500 here.

http://left-lane.com/european-car-sales-data/Fiat/Fiat-500/
 

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Gas is cheaper here in NA. Large roads, lots of parking. The Corolla, and Civic here, almost out sell all them put together annually. The Chevy Spark here in NA does better. YTD 2014 39,159 units. YTD 2015 19,409 units. Just a different market, and climate. A cars aren't the norm here.
 

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Smark is right. Sales of the 500 here in the U.S. are heavily dependent of fuel prices. As long as the U.S. seeks to punish Russia with low fuel prices, and conversely reward the Chinese Communists with the same, sales of the 500 will remain suppressed.

If gas were to go back to $4.00/gallon, FIAT would sell 50k units of 500's every year. Especially if they brought over the Twin Air.

I still think that the Twin Air would be a Prius killer here in the U.S.


The one thing that suprises me about that chart is how poorly the SMART does both here and in Europe. How can MB continue to support that car?

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Just returned from a vacation in Paris. Fiats are EVERYWHERE. Outnumber the Minis nearly 3-1. With the exception of a few Audi and Citroen VIP sedans, most cars were Civic/Corrolla size or smaller. Anything bigger would be a pain to park or even drive in the narrow streets.
 
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