Travelers in six out of the 186 countries analyzed were most likely to rent a car model from the Italian car manufacturer, Fiat.
The Italian car brand is the most preferred when it comes to car rentals in its home country, Italy
. Here, Fiat accounts for 48% of car rentals, a massive portion of bookings in Italy. The favorite model in Italy is the Fiat Panda (27%).
Staying in Europe, tourists in Portugal
were also most likely to select a car from Fiat, with the car brand making up 21% of bookings.
Lastly, like its neighbor, mainland Spain
's visitors also showed a preference for Fiat models. Overall, Fiats accounted for 19% of car rentals in the country, the most popular model is the Fiat 500 (12%).
However, it wasn't just countries where Fiat was the most popular model. In the Balearic Islands
and Crete, this brand proved to be the most popular, accounting for 18% of rentals in Crete
and 33% in the Balearic Islands.
Evidently, there were some surprises in there; we definitely expected to see the iconic Ford brand as the favorite of people visiting different countries around the world.
However, tourists heading to France
clearly want to indulge themselves with a Peugeot on their trip, as it is the obvious rental choice making up 32% of all rentals.