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France 1968: Renault 4 and Peugeot 204 in the lead

January 11th, 1969 No comments

Renault 4

* See the Top 5 best-selling and most produced models by clicking on the title! *

New car sales in France are not troubled by the May student revolution, up 6% to 1.3 million. The Renault 4 holds onto the pole position with a strong 174,000 sales and 13.4% share.

Peugeot 204

The Peugeot 204 proves to be the most popular Peugeot in 30 years and climbs onto the 2nd spot only 4,000 units below the R4 at 170,000 units and 13.1%. The Citroen Ami 6 is down one spot to #3 with 10.2% share, ahead of the Renault 8/10 and the Renault 16.

Full Year 1968 Top 5 Ranking Table below.

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Italy 1964-1968: Fiat 500 takes the relay

January 9th, 1969 No comments

Fiat 500

* See the Top 6 best-selling models and Top 20 brands by clicking on the title! *

* Many thanks to Andrea and Max for making this post possible! *

The Fiat 500 launched in 1957, two years after the 600, but for 7 years it sold less than its bigger sister, only taking the lead of Italian car sales in 1964. It would then stay on top for 8 years.

Fiat 850

Fiat 1500

In 1965 the Fiat 500 is followed by the Fiat 850, Fiat 1300/1500, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Lancia Fulvia and Fiat 600. The Ford Taunus is the best-selling foreign model. If you have more detailed info about car sales in Italy during this period please make sure to get in touch…

Thanks to the team at UNRAE I can now give you a yearly Top 20 best-selling brands. Note the arrival of the first Japanese brand in the country in 1967: Honda sold 5 units that year!

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1965 Top 6 models & 1964-1968 Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below the Alfa Romeo Giulia pic.

Alfa Romeo Giulia

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Categories: Italy