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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fiat Sales for November 2016

Fiat 500 Abarth


Fiat 500 sales in November were up 18 % compared to the same month a year ago. This is the second month in a row the 500 has recorded a net gain over last year. However, this good news was not able to offset slower sales of the 500L MPV and 500X crossover.

The Fiat brand sold a total of 2,415 cars last month, down 15 percent compared to November 2015. So far this year, Fiat sales are running 19 percent behind last year. Year-to-date, Fiat has sold 30,136 cars compared to the 37,303 sold over the same period last year.

Fiat 500X European Version


Much of the slowing sales has to do with cheap gas and buyers shunning smaller cars. Consumer preference shifting away from passenger cars and towards crossovers and SUVs has also impacted Fiat sales, and while the 500X crossover should be taking advantage of this change it hasn't been able to grab much of a share in the market.

Fiat 124 Spider Classic and Modern


Some of this may have to do with the relative lack of Fiat dealers compare to more established brands. For example, the rugged Jeep Renegade is built on the same chassis of the sporty 500X. So far this year Jeep has sold a total of 94,561 Renegades through its 2000 plus dealers, while Fiat has sold a total of 10,869 500Xs through about 200 dealers. Comparing Fiat's 200 dealer total to other brands like Hyundai and Kia each with about 750 plus dealers, Toyota with 1,200 and VW with 650 dealers, there is a definite lack of exposure and availability. To help counteract that, Fiat has been adding more dealers throughout the country.


Besides adding new dealers, a new pricing structure and consolidating trim levels will be introduced for the upcoming 2017 model year and is aimed at reversing this slumping sales trend. Fiat is clearing out the remaining 2016 cars before the 2017 models hit showrooms in any appreciable numbers.


Fiat 124 Spider Classic with Modern


November News Recap
November was an exciting month for Fiat enthusiasts. The Fiat 124 Spider celebrated its 50th anniversary, and we documented that here, with videos, images and more.


We talked about the upcoming 2017 model year changes for the Fiat 500X. New lower pricing and a simplified lineup are great news.


Alfa Romeo Stelvio


Speaking of great news, Alfa Romeo introduced the fantastic new Stelvio at the LA Auto Show last month. The Alfa Stelvio is a not your typical SUV. With a Ferrari derived twin-turbo engine and premium performance and luxury features, it is more ferocious sports car than jacked up utility vehicle. We have the full press event introduction and information on this important enthusiasts automobile.



Fiat 500 European Car of The Year


Finally, we looked at the awards the Fiat 500 has won since its introduction. Some cars are called award winning, but few have earned the number of awards the Fiat 500 has won.



Fiat Brand Sales in the United States, January - November 2016
Fiat 500Current MonthLast Year 2015Vol ChangeCurrent YTD TotalLast Year YTD TotalChange  %
Nov
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,147
     96
     822
    350
    2,415

 974
   231
    1,621
   0
   2,826

   18%
   -58%
   -49%
    New
   -15%

    14,026
    3,016
    10,869
    2,225
    30,136

      22,243
       7,275
        7,785
        0
      37,303

   -37%
   -59%
   40%
   New
   -19%
Oct
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,276
     119
     783
    444
    2,622

  1,180
   290
    1,994
    0
  3,464

   8%
   -59%
   -61%
    New
   -24%

    12,879
    2,920
    10,047
    1,875
    27,721

      21,269
       7,044
        6,164
        0
       34,477

   -39%
   -59%
   63%
   New
   -20%
Sept
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,481
     103
     839
    490
    2,913

  1,981
   332
    1,856
    0
  4,169

   -25%
   -69%
   -55%
    New
   -30%

    11,603
    2,801
    9,264
    1,431
    25,099

      20,089
       6,754
        4,170
        0
      31,013

   -42%
   -59%
   122
   New
   -19%
Aug
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,243
     131
     898
    460
    2,732

  2,102
   314
    1,061
    0
  3,477

   -41%
   -58%
   -15%
    New
   -21%

    10,095
    2,687
    8,348
    885
    22,015

      17,982
       6,334
        2,279
        0
      26,595

   -44%
   -58%
   266
   New
   -17%
July
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,097
     227
     950
    480
    2,754

  1,940
   314
    942
    0
  3,196

   -43%
   -28%
   1%
    New
   -14%

    8,857
    2,527
    7,481
    481
    19,346

      15,880
       6,020
        1,218
       0
      23,118

   -44%
   -58%
   514
   New
   -16%
June
500
500L
500X
Spider

    1,113
     274
    1,156
    1
    2,544

  2,283
   530
    324
    0
  3,137

   -51%
   -48%
   257
    New
   -19%

    7,932
    2,338
    7,464
    1
    17,735

      15,390
       6,076
         332
        0
      21,798

   -48%
   -62%
   2148
   New
   -19%
May
500
500L
500X

    1,553
     334
    1,250
    3,137

  2,614
   1,245
     8
  3,867

   -41%
   -73%
 15K
   -19%

    6,819
    2,064
    6,308
    15,911

      13,107
       5,546
         8
      18,661

   -48%
   -63%
   7.9K
   -19%
April
500
500L
500X

    1,488
     463
    1,094
    3,045

  2,498
   1,258
     0
  3,756

   -40%
   -63%
    New
   -19%

    5,266
    1,730
    5,058
    12,054

      10,493
       4,301
        0
      14,794

   -50%
   -60%
   New
   -19%
Mar
500
500L
500X

    1,490
     533
    1,399
    3,422

  3,276
   1,218
     0
  4,494

   -55%
   -56%
    New
   -24%

    3,778
    1,267
    3,964
    9,009

      7,995
       3,043
         0
      11,038

   -53%
   -58%
   New
   -18%
Feb
500
500L
500X

    1,081
     365
    1,547
    2,993

  2,333
   956
     0
  3,289

   -54%
   -62%
    New
   -9%

    2,288
     734
    2,565
    5,587

      4,719
       1,825
        0
       6,544

   -52%
   -60%
   New
   -15%
Jan
500
500L
500X

    1,207
     369
    1,018
    2,594

  2,386
   869
     0
  3,255

   -49%
   -58%
    New
   -20%

    1,207
     369
    1,018
    2,594

      2,386
       869
         0
      3,255

   -49%
   -58%
   New
   -20%





Figures and sources: FCA US LLC,
Images: FCA US LLC and author

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