Love to Italian luxury sports car was seriously shaken by the economic crisis in the eurozone. According to the latest Ferrari and Maserati sales in the domestic market is more than halved. Moreover, in 2012. recorded a decline in total car sales of close to 20 percent.
In the year 2012 in Italy, Ferrari sold 248 cars, which is a drop of 56% compared to 2011. According to data from the Association of Italian car manufacturer, in 2012 the Maserati sold only 115, or 72% less than it did in 2011.
Lamborghini's sales drop in the domestic market is smaller than that of its competitors, but the company would not sell the large number of cars in Italy. In the year 2012 were delivered to customers 60 copies of the model with the emblem of a bull on the hood, or 16.6% less than in 2011.
Also, is the threatened sales of less expensive Italian sports cars, such as the Alfa Romeo. Although the year 2012 in Italy were placed 42,000 new Alfie, it's a quarter less than in 2011.
The Ferrari say they are not too worried about poor sales in the domestic market.
"The decline in sales of our cars in Italy is only one bad episode in an otherwise great year for Ferrari," said the company's president Luca di Montezemolo.
|Ferrari F12 Berlinetta|
A trend that is affecting the sport and supercar is not unique only to this type of passenger vehicles.
Total car sales in Italy in 2012 also experienced a large drop of as much as 19.9%. Thus, during the past year on the Italian market delivered 1.4 million new cars, which is the worst result since 1979. year.
Foreign premium automakers also suffered declining sales, which at Audi and BMW is 16%.
In general drab to fit the largest domestic carmaker, Fiat, which is a in 2012 in Italy sold just under 295,000 vehicles, a decrease of 19 percent compared to 2011.
The Italian Association for such a car salesman sales results and a false state tax system.
"The car market is burdened with high taxes, which is a considerably more difficult and gaining possession of the car in Italy," says the president of the association, Filippo Pavan Bernacchi.
However, Italy is not alone when it comes to poor sales performance in 2012. year. A similar fate is shared by France with sales falling by 14%, and Spain, which last year recorded a 13.4 percent fewer deliveries than in 2011.
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