The WLTP storm is becoming a hurricane. The new emissions test is proving quite challenging as many car makers are still dealing with the homologations. It was the main reason of the big drops of registrations in Europe during September, with many countries posting double-digit drops. With the WLTP, the European legislation is becoming more […]Read More No more Fiat Panda/500 diesel?
They can be considered the embryos of a new segment. The well-known (in Europe) 4×4 off-road version of the Fiat Panda, named Cross, and the recently presented Renault Kwid could become the pioneers of the still to come A-SUV or City-SUV segment. Although they are both based on standard passenger cars and they’re included in the […]Read More Fiat Panda Cross & Renault Kwid: 2 City-SUVs for 2 different worlds
After the Fiat 500L launch in 2012, the brand has focused on 3 main products: the Panda, the 500 and the 500L. In 2014 they accounted for 56% of the group’s sales, and 74% of the brand’s registrations in Europe. The top seller is the 500, which is also the most international Fiat in Europe. […]Read More A refreshed Panda and 500L. What Fiat should do next.
The best-selling Fiat in Europe, and the fifth most popular Fiat in the planet (after the Uno, 500, Punto, and Palio). The new Panda arrived in late 2011 and since then has had to face Europe’s worst crisis in decades, with negative (or not as positive as wanted) consequences. Its first full year in the […]Read More Fiat Panda 2012 Full Year Analysis
Lately some readers in different forums have asked why no one has said anything about Fiat latest kick to VW. Yes, is not usual to hear that Fiat beats VW, but it happened last year and it happened in Europe. As I was doing a monthly report for European sales registrations for Fiat Panda/500 vs. […]Read More 2012: Fiat doubles VW sales in A-Segment
In the last 12 months Fiat and Chrysler have launched 4 all-new models in 3 different markets. The first product to be introduced was the Panda, presented in Frankfurt 2011 and on sale since late December that year in Europe. One month later, in Detroit 2012, Chrysler presented the new Dodge Dart as part of […]Read More Price strategy and the impact on the latest models
The battle between Fiat Panda and VW Up! (and its cousins) seems to be never-ending. Last month the Panda was again the king of the segment compared to all of its rivals individually. However total sales registrations of Up!/Citigo/Mii are one thousand above Panda’s. The trio from VW benefited from a good month of Skoda […]Read More Nov/12, Panda vs. Up!: Citigo’s growth favors Germans
Last month was good for small Fiats and for the trio Up!/Mii/Citigo. They all increased their sales compared to September figures, but Italians did better allowing the Panda to claim the leadership again. This time, for better understanding of sales data, the trio coming from Slovakia is clearly divided so there can be a better […]Read More Fiat Panda leads again in October 2012
Among all news coming from Fiat-Chrysler group regarding third quarter results, which will be soon analyzed in this blog, the guys from Autocar UK published today that a possible Panda supercharged could arrive soon. According to the publication, Fiat may be working on a sporty version of the new Panda adding a 105 hp TwinAir […]Read More A possible Abarth Panda? no way!
Once again here it is the monthly analysis of Fiat 500/Panda vs. VW Up!/Skoda Citigo/Seat Mii sales record. After a bad August for the Italian couple, as Italy was on vacations and car registrations were down as usual, in September things seem to get better. It is not that last month there were not sales […]Read More September/12: VW Up! shines, Fiat Panda is back