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Norway 1971: Volvo 140 takes the lead

Volvo 144

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Norwegian car sales are up 16% year-on-year to 81,472 registrations. Massive event in 1971: after 12 consecutive years of VW Beetle leadership, the Volvo 140 Series becomes the most popular model in the country thanks to sales up a huge 65% year-on-year to 7,637 for a 9.4% market share. The Beetle is down to #2 at 5,768 units and 7.1%.

Mazda 1500

Excellent year for the Ford Taunus reappearing in the Top 10 directly in third place with 5,017 sales and 6.2%, followed by the Opel Kadett and Opel Rekord/Caravan. The Mazda 1500/1600/1800 becomes the highest selling Japanese model in the country, reaching a record 6th position with 3,511 sales and 4.3% share, up 125% on 1970!

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