Fiat wrapped up a good year for sales in Turkey with a total of 18,192 new passenger cars and LCVs combined being added during December, which put the Italian carmaker in a very close second place for the month, and for the year it’s a positive story as well with a combined 120,049 units sold.
That sales performance from Fiat in Turkey during December breaks down to 8,348 new cars, with 7,947 of these being assembled locally and the balance, 401 units, imported and 9,844 new LCVs with the mix here adding up to 8,821 units that were built locally and the remainder, 1,023 units, being imported.
That put Fiat second only to Renault, which was less than a thousand units ahead, on 19,054 sales for December, while Ford and VW were the next two OEMs up, they finished on 16,864 units and 16,293 units respectively.
December saw a total of 136,240 cars sold in Turkey, 99,694 passenger cars and 36,546 LCVs, and that late spurt meant that for the full year Turkey motored very close to the one million mark, albeit losing a bit of ground on the last couple of years as it fell just short in the end with 956,194 units sold, which breaks down to 722,759 passenger cars and 233,435 LCVs. That represented the third year on a row that Turkey almost reached the one million mark, but it was nearly thirty thousand units short of last year and a little less than ten thousand units adrift of 2016. However it still represents the third best-selling year ever for the Turkish market.
Fiat wrapped up 2017 with a total of 120,049 passenger cars and LCVs combined sold. The two segments are broadly equal in terms of sales volumes and it divides up to 61,364 new passenger cars, with 59,207 of those units built in Turkey and 2,157 units imported, and 58,685 LCVs, with 52,103 units being assembled locally and 6,582 units imported.
That left Fiat solidly placed as the second highest selling brand in Turkey for 2017, ten thousand units adrift of Renault, which finished on 130,276 units, but a few thousand ahead of third placed VW’s total of 117, 481 units and nearly ten thousand units clear of Ford, which ended the year on 111,064 units.
Alfa Romeo added 27 new sales further in December to finish the year with 320 units sold in Turkey while IVECO sold 372 LCVs during the final month of the year and it wraps up 2017 with 2,566 units, all of which were assembled in Turkey.
Also in this market, Maserati enjoyed a small end of year uptick after it sold 10 cars in December to finish 2017 on a total of 76 units, Ferrari sold 3 cars last month and 16 for the full year while VW’s Lamborghini brand added a sole unit in the final month to bring itself up to 7 units for the twelve-month period just gone. Finally, FCA’s other brand, Jeep sold 330 cars in December and that meant the off road brand wrapped up the year with 2,357 units sold.