Italian city cars, the Fiat Panda and the Fiat 500, remain the class leaders on the European market despite the coronavirus pandemic.
By sales in the first half of 2020, they far outran the Toyota Aygo, that currently takes the third place in the segment.
Fiat should thank the Italians for the good sales results of its two subcompact models.
Popularity of the Panda and the Cinquecento can be explained by their affordability and a great choice of modifications, from standard hatchbacks to pure electric and hybrid cars. Performance versions add popularity too.
The Fiat 500X crossover, for instance, is sold well not only in Europe, but overseas – even in the United States, though that large country prefers large vehicles. The Fiat Panda Cross has also contributed in the model’s success.
In addition to two mentioned Fiats and the Toyota Aygo, the today’s European TOP 10 of city cars include the Renault Twingo, Volkswagen Up!, Kia Picanto, Hyundai i10, Peugeot 108, Citroën C1 and the Mitsubishi Mirage.
The Toyota Aygo, the Peugeot 108 and the Citroën C1 are relatives, by the way, developed by Toyota and PSA in collaboration.