Italy's new car registrations down 12.5% in January from December

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 17:09:09 (GMT+3)   |   Brescia

The Italian car market has posted negative figures for January this year, with 155,528 new car registrations, down 5.9 percent year on year, after increasing by 12.5 percent in December last year.

Commenting on the market trend, UNRAE, the Italian association of foreign carmakers, criticized the approach of politics to pollution. "The last thing we need is an uncoordinated set of measures at municipal and regional level such as those we have witnessed and are witnessing," said UNRAE president Michele Crisci. "Initiatives without logic and without any benefit for air quality, which have instead impacted and are seriously impacting consumers and the market with order cancellations and second thoughts by buyers of Euro 6 diesel cars," he stated.

"In light of what has happened, the need for coordination and national harmonization of measures on mobility and on car circulation is increasingly evident. There are also more urgent measures to support demand with the aim of upgrading the current fleet, with positive effects in terms of greater safety and less environmental impact," Mr. Crisci added.

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