Alfa Romeo maintains sales increase
Italian car maker Alfa Romeo has dramatically increased UK sales for the month of May and in the year to date compared to last year’s performance.
In May 2011, the company sold a total of 1,039 cars. This is almost double the number of sales Alfa Romeo achieved in the same month last year, when they sold 549 units.
Alfa also took away a 0.69% share of the market, again almost doubling its share compared to the same month last year. In May 2010 Alfa took a 0.36% of the market share.
In the year to date, Alfa Romeo has sold 5,500 cars in 2011. This is an improvement on the company’s performance at this point last year, when it had sold 3,095 cars in total.
Also in the year to date, the manufacturer holds a 0.65% share in the UK market. This is also up from last year, when Alfa Romeo held a 0.34% market share at the same point in 2010.
Alfa Romeo’s current model range includes the MiTo, the Giulietta and the 159.
The MiTo supermini has sold over 12,000 units since it first launched back in early 2009.
The Giulietta hatchback was named the best performing Small Family car by Euro NCAP in 2010. It also came second in the European Car of the Year 2011 award.
The Alfa Romeo 159 meanwhile, built as a saloon and a sportwagon, has received numerous accolades for its overall design. For example, the Fleet World Honours gave the 159 the Design Award back in 2006.
A new model, the Alfa Romeo Giulia, is expected to replace the 159 in 2012.