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Alfa Sales up by 40.1% in UK 2007 v 2006

Alfa sales in the UK were up by 40.1% in 2007 compared to 2006 which is great news for everyone concerned. They were the biggest improvers out of all manufacturers in 2007 which shows things are heading in the right direction

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Very good news. Do we have a breakdown of individual model sales?
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WOW that is some improvement, any idea about FIAT? with the Grande Punto and Bravo I wonder if they have had a better year too.
 
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Re: Alfa Sales up by 40.1% in UK 2007 v 2006

Mainly because if they had gone much lower in 2006 they would have gone into reverse!
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Re: Alfa Sales up by 40.1% in UK 2007 v 2006

To be fair I don't, it was the percentage winners and losers in the market as a whole.
As Alfa were top they were keen to show us the slide at a regional sales and marketing meeting yesterday, understandably.
From personal experience, 159 has been as big improver in volume this year.
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Nooooooooo, my individuality is under threat
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Mainly because if they had gone much lower in 2006 they would have gone into reverse!
Thats a little cynical The other thing to add to this is that the dealer network was alot smaller in 2007 than 2006 so to make such a large improvement in a time of such transition is very commendable.
Some of the big losers will surprise a few people, Porsche in particular were down circa 20% from memory
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Re: Alfa Sales up by 40.1% in UK 2007 v 2006

All very good news for Alfa - but still no dealer in S. wales.

Dont see to many new Alfa's round these parts, couple of 159's - 2 Brera and my spider.

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Very encouraging.
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Any explanation of why that might be as no new models were launched last year?
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2 spiders driving around EK at the moment
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Re: Alfa Sales up by 40.1% in UK 2007 v 2006

excellent news. i must say i've started to regularly see 159's on the road the latter half of this year. a chap on my road has recently bought one and there's another about half a mile up the road i think i saw about 2 in the whole of 2006
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Some of the big losers will surprise a few people, Porsche in particular were down circa 20% from memory
This is a little misleading due to two things. Firstly Porsche AG cut back allocation to Porsche GB last year partly to help used stock residuals in the UK and also to satisfy growing demand in other markets. Secondly the revised Cayenne was launched last Spring which meant that sales of the old model tailed off whilst supply of the new car was restricted to around 2 or 3 cars per month per dealer I believe on average.
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Re: Alfa Sales up by 40.1% in UK 2007 v 2006

+40% is great when you consider the industry growth rate was 2.5% in the uk.

7355 new alfas were registered in 2007, thats 141 a week!
this means alfa romeo now have a 0.31% share of the market.
insignificant? yes, but at least its better than the 0.22% share in 2006.

download this report and open the spreadsheet to see market shares and sales figures for every brand in 2006 and 2007
http://smmtlib.findlay.co.uk/article...%20release.zip
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All very good news for Alfa - but still no dealer in S. wales.

Dont see to many new Alfa's round these parts, couple of 159's - 2 Brera and my spider.
Same for me Only ever seen 1 159 and 1 brera
Come on Alfa we need a dealer now!!
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i've only ever seen the brera in showrooms, i doubt i'll ever see on the road
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i've only ever seen the brera in showrooms, i doubt i'll ever see on the road
I'm surprised at that Jug, given the part of the world you live.

Here in deepest darkest, where the men are few and the sheep are worried, I've seen a few. At least 3 live in the town.
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i've only ever seen the brera in showrooms, i doubt i'll ever see on the road
the extra 40% are probably pre-regged and sat on forecourts as I don't see more on the road either, cynical...me, maybe!
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the extra 40% are probably pre-regged and sat on forecourts
that is standard practice to meet budget.
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I'm surprised at that Jug, given the part of the world you live.
people in the north east are lucky if they have a job, living in a council house is normal, so buying any new car is special. buying a new brera is for lotto winners only. i have a 9 year old 156 and so many people have called me posh.

i'm surprised i havent seen a company director communting to/from yorkshire or northumberland in a brera yet, but then the 5 series is a good car.
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Re: Alfa Sales up by 40.1% in UK 2007 v 2006

Sales went up in NL with 18% in 2007. Sadly enough it doesn't tell me anything about how successful our manufacturer is.

It only tells me how miserable the last couple of years were.

If you look at BMW sales statistics for instance. They went up in NL from 12,815 cars in 1999 to 14,151 cars in 2007 (+ 10%). Alfa went down in the same period from 9,650 cars to 4,975 (-/- 48%).

Still glad though we are going in the right direction again
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Re: Alfa Sales up by 40.1% in UK 2007 v 2006

You're right Sele, Alfa are still way down from the sales peaks of 1999-2000, when every other rep at least considered a 156, and a 147s were new and knocked the socks off the competition!

Hope to see Alfa back up there soon, the 159 is so much nicer to look at than everything else in its sector, it should grow and grow as the reputation builds and residuals (hopefully) hold.
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Sales went up in NL with 18% in 2007. Sadly enough it doesn't tell me anything about how successful our manufacturer is.

It only tells me how miserable the last couple of years were.

If you look at BMW sales statistics for instance. They went up in NL from 12,815 cars in 1999 to 14,151 cars in 2007 (+ 10%). Alfa went down in the same period from 9,650 cars to 4,975 (-/- 48%).

Still glad though we are going in the right direction again
Same in Cork you can't get BMW's and Toyota's into Cork fast enough. A friend of mine owns a Petrol station and two mins away from them is a Big BMW/Mini Dealership and a Toyota one owned by the same people. In two weeks on their accounts with the Garage they have put up 22,000 euro in fuel charges. That will tell you the amount of BMW's and Toyota's that are sold. They seem to just sell themselves. Being a BMW carsalesman has to be the easiest job ever.

Shame Alfa's aren't as easily sold. But the 159 and the Brera seem to be selling willish.
 
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Re: Alfa Sales up by 40.1% in UK 2007 v 2006

Alfa's sales in Ireland improved in 2007 from 317 in 2006 to 470 in 2007 in a growing market their market share increased marginally from .24% to .25%. However these figures are well below their best year in Ireland which was the year 2000 when they sold 2645 cars and attained 1.15% market share. This was at the height of the 156's popularity and the Series 2 146 and to a lesser extent 145 also sold well.
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