USA 1979: Chevrolet places Impala/Caprice & Chevette on podium
* Click on the title for the Top 10 best-selling models – thanks to Adam for the data! *
The Chevrolet Impala/Caprice enjoys its third consecutive year atop the American ranking with 449,001 sales, down 28%, while the Oldsmobile Cutlass hangs onto its 2nd place for the third year in a row also, down just 1% to 404,068 units. The Chevrolet Chevette is the best-selling newcomer in the Top 10 this year, directly to #3 with 375,724 sales.
The Chevrolet Malibu stays 4th at 344,323 units, down 8% and the Ford Fairmont is down 2 spots and 17% to #5 and 338,819 sales. Other newcomers are the Chevrolet Citation at #6, the Ford Mustang at #7, the Buick Regal at #10…
…and the Toyota Corolla at #8. This is the first time a Japanese car ever ranks within the American Top 10, and certainly not the last! The Corolla sells 275,934 units in 1979.
Full 1979 Top 10 Ranking Table below.
USA 1979 (Passenger cars):
|9||Chevrolet Monte Carlo||265,877||-25%||355,058||5|
Source: Manufacturers, many thanks to Adam for sharing the data!