Belgium 1998-2001: VW Golf in the lead
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Belgium is at a crossroads of countries and influences in Europe and its best-selling models ranking reflects this. Like in Germany, the VW Golf is in pole position all through the period, posting very strong numbers each year, including 23,923 sales in 1998 and 22,904 in 2001. Like in France, the Renault Megane is very popular, #2 in 1998 at 18,900 units. The Opel Astra is #3 in 1998 with 18,050 sales and #2 in 2001 at 20,327 units.
The Peugeot 206 breaks into the podium in 2001 with 18,864 sales, the VW Polo goes from #4 in 1998 to #7 in 2001, reversely the Ford Focus goes from #8 in 1998 (added up with Escort sales) to #4 in 2001 (on its own). The Renault Clio jumps from #10 in 1998 to #5 in 2001 and the Opel Corsa stays 6th both years.
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Full Year 1998 Top 10 and 2001 Top 7 Ranking Tables below.