Belgium: 1989-2016 Historical Data now available!

The VW Golf has been #1 in Belgium for 21 of the past 30 years

* See the direct links to 16 Historical articles by clicking on the title *

I am now able to share with you more detailed Historical Data for Belgium up to 1989. If you have any information for this country prior to 1989 please make sure you get in touch by commenting on this article or clicking on the ‘Contact’ envelope icon at the top of the page. From 1989 to 2001 we witness the uninterrupted reign of the VW Golf spanning three generations but seeing its market share slide down progressively…

The Peugeot 206 ranked #1 in Belgium from 2002 to 2005

In 2002 the Peugeot 206 breaks at least 13 years of Golf domination and stays on top for 4 consecutive years before giving up its throne to the Opel Astra in 2006. The Peugeot 207 takes the relay for two years in 2007 and 2008, then the Ford Fiesta manages to grab the pole position in Belgium for the first time in the nameplate’s 30 years career. Since 2010 the VW Golf is back to the #1 spot, with one exception: in 2015 when the Renault Scenic takes the lead.

The BMW 3 Series ranked #4 in Belgium in 2007 and 2008, then #2 in 2014.

Witness also the success of the BMW 3 Series, making its way up the ranking all through the period to hit an outstanding 2nd place in 2014… the Renault Megane ranking #2 in 1998 and 2011… the Peugeot 307 #2 from 2003 to 2005… the Opel Kadett #2 in 1989… the Toyota Corolla #5 in 1989 and the Ford Mondeo directly #4 in 1994 for its first full year of sales in the country.

The direct links to 16 Belgium Historical articles are below.

Belgium Historical Data:

Belgium 1989: VW Golf and Opel Kadett dominate

Belgium 1993: VW Golf, Opel Astra and Renault 19 on podium

Belgium 1994: VW Golf leads, Ford Mondeo up to #2

Belgium 1996: VW Polo up to #2, Renault Megane #4

Belgium 1998-2001: VW Golf in the lead

Belgium 2002-2005: Peugeot 206 and 307 comfortable leaders

Belgium 2006: Opel Astra #1 in disputed year

Belgium 2007-2008: Peugeot 207 reigns, BMW 3 Series in Top 4

Belgium 2009: Ford Fiesta and VW Golf pass Peugeot 207

Belgium 2010: VW Golf takes off, Renault Megane shines

Belgium 2011: VW Golf ahead of Renault Megane

Belgium 2012 (brands): Volkswagen, Renault and Peugeot on top

Belgium 2013 (brands): Volkswagen resists Renault assault

Belgium 2013 (models): VW Golf and Renault Scénic on top

Belgium 2014: VW Golf, BMW 3 Series and Renault Clio lead

Belgium 2015: Renault Scenic takes control for the first time

Belgium 2016: VW Golf back to #1, Hyundai Tucson on podium

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. Hello Matt,

    Belgique 1963 (source l’AUTO-JOURNAL)

    1 Ford 35000
    2 Opel 20980
    3 Citroën-Panhard 19965
    4 Renault 18086
    5 Ford G.B 17290
    6 Volkswagen 17010
    7 Ford Cologne 16724
    8 Fiat 12400
    9 Simca 11720
    10 Peugeot 8080
    11 B.M.W 6300
    12 Mercedes 5950
    13 D.K.W 4000
    14 N.S.U 2950
    15 Triumphe 2500
    16 Vauxhall 2280
    17 D.A.F 2250

  2. Hello,

    Belgique 1957 (source l’AUTO-JOURNAL)
    1 Volkswagen 12900
    2 Opel Rekord 9600
    3 Renault Dauphine 4680
    4 Peugeot 403 3180
    5 Ford Prefect-Anglia é!’à
    6 Renault 4 CV 2830
    7 Citroën 2 CV 2820
    8 Opel Kapitän 2810
    9 Chevrolet 2800
    10 Ford U.S 2530
    11 Simca Aronde 2510
    12 Ford Consul 2330
    13 Fiat 600 2250
    14 Vauxhall Victor 2200
    15 Ford Taunus 15 M 2055

    1. Many thanks for this Christian – we will make sure to write an update about it shortly.
      All the best,
      Matt

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