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Greece: 1932-2013 More detailed Historical Data now available!

Thanks to its pick-up sales, Datsun topped the overall Greek brands ranking as early as 1971

* The direct links to these 26 posts are below! Thanks to Bill, Kostas & Stac *

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While the Greek market is down to its worst level since 1981, I can now share with you Historical information for the last 50 years in Greece - up to 1962, with detailed brands ranking for most years during the sixties and the seventies... plus as a Christmas present a Top 6 manufacturers for 1932. There is now an annual Top 50 models from 1993 onwards. From January 1998 onwards the #1 car for every single month has been downloaded on BSCB, and the all-models rankings from 1998 to 2011!

Starting at 7,572 registrations in 1962, Greek sales passed the 50,000 sales milestone for the first time in 1975, 100,000 in 1978 and 200,000 in 1998. 2000 remains Greece's strongest year ever at 290,030 registrations.

Toyota was #1 in Greece overall for the first time in 1974 thanks to the Hilux

Dominated by Ford, VW and Opel in the sixties, Greek roads take a distinct Japanese turn in the early seventies with Datsun the best-selling brand in the country in 1971 when sales of pick-ups are included. Toyota ranks #1 in the overall brands ranking in 1974, 75 and 79, here again thanks to very solid pick-up sales by the Hilux. In the Passenger Cars ranking, Fiat is sovereign throughout the seventies thanks to the 127 and 128, its supremacy only interrupted by Lada in 1974.

Fiat dominated the Passenger Cars ranking in the seventies thanks to the 127 and 128

Very little models information is available until 1992 when he Nissan Sunny is in pole position. The Toyota Corolla follows in 1993 and from 2003 to 2005, the Seat Ibiza is crowned in 1994, the Fiat Punto leads the way in 1995, 1996 and 2002, the Hyundai Accent reigns in 19971998 and 2000, the Opel Astra in 1999, 2001 and 2008, the Ford Focus in 2006, the Opel Corsa in 20072011 and 2012, the Ford Fiesta in 2009 and the Toyota Yaris in 2010 and 2013...

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Direct links to 26 Greek Historical Data articles below (1932-2013).

Greece Historical Data:

Greece 1932: Ford and Chevrolet most popular, 4 US brands in Top 6

Greece (Athens) 1963: Ford leads thanks to Cortina

Greece (Athens) 1964: UK brands grab 40% of the market!

Greece 1962-1979: Ford and Opel pass the relay to Fiat and Japs

Greece 1987: Nissan Sunny, Cherry and Lada Nova on podium

Greece 1980-1990: Ford Escort and Nissan Sunny popular

Greece 1991-1992: Nissan and Fiat dominate

Greece 1993: Toyota Corolla ahead

Greece 1994: Seat Ibiza in pole position

Greece 1995: Fiat Punto and Cinquecento shine

Greece 1996: Fiat Punto in the lead

Greece 1997: Hyundai Accent new favourite

Greece 1998: Hyundai Accent dominates

Greece 1999: New gen Opel Astra an instant favourite

Greece 2000: Hyundai Accent reclaims top spot in record market

Greece 2001: Opel Astra takes the lead ahead of Accent and Punto

Greece 2002: Fiat Punto, Peugeot 206 and 307 on podium

Greece 2003-2005: Toyota Corolla reigns

Greece 2006: Ford Focus new leader

Greece 2007: New gen Opel Corsa in command, Opel Astra #2

Greece 2008: Opel Astra, Toyota Auris and Yaris most popular

Greece 2009: Ford Fiesta and Nissan Qashqai new best sellers

Greece 2010: Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta and Opel Corsa on podium

Greece 2011: Opel Corsa #1 in weakest market in 22 years

Greece 2012: Opel Corsa #1, Citroen C3 takes off in worst year since 1988

Greece 2013: Toyota Yaris reclaims the lead

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  1. VeRDe
    December 27th, 2013 at 08:44 | #1

    erik :
    1997s best sellers by segment
    FIAT Cinquecento 4.583 46.56%
    FORD Ka 1.159 11.77%
    SUBARU Vivio 878 8.92%
    MIKPA (32.2%)
    CITROEN Saxo 7.619 15.12%
    VW Polo 6.688 13.27%
    FIAT Punto 6.651 13.20%
    MIKPA-MESAIA OIKOGENEIAKA (37.5%)
    HYUNDAI Accent 8.774 14.96%
    TOYOTA Corolla 7.221 12.32%
    NISSAN Almera 6.784 11.57%
    MESAIA OIKOGENEIAKA (14.2%)
    AUDI A4 2.413 10.90%
    OPEL Vectra 2.155 9.74%
    NISSAN Primera 2.147 9.70%
    MEGALA OIKOGENEIAKA (2.1%)
    MERCEDES C-Class 1.087 33.55%
    PEUGEOT 406 915 28.25%
    VW Passat 587 18.12%
    MEGALA GOHTPOY (1.2%)
    MERCEDES E-Class 597 31.66%
    BMW 5 Series 410 21.67%
    SAAB 9000 113 5.97%
    POLYMOPFIKA (0.4%)
    RENAULT Megane Scenic 383 66.84%
    NISSAN Serena 109 19.02%
    CHRYSLER Voyager 22 3.84%
    KOYPE (2.2%)
    HYUNDAI Coupe 1.367 39.69%
    RENAULT Megane 294 8.54%
    TOYOTA Paseo 220 6.39%
    4×4 (3.8%)
    SUZUKI Vitara 2.332 39.07%
    LADA Niva 788 13.17%
    SUZUKI Samurai 590 9.88%

    MIKPA=B segment
    MIKPA-MESAIA OIKOGENEIAKA=C segment
    MESAIA OIKOGENEIAKA=D segment
    MEGALA OIKOGENEIAKA= D segment
    MEGALA GOHTPOY= E segment
    POLYMOPFIKA = MPV
    4×4 = SUV

  2. December 27th, 2013 at 04:48 | #2

    Why do you repeat articles? I´ve seen this article twice over here

  3. STAC
    September 17th, 2012 at 23:00 | #3

    Salut Matt, enfin tu as mis les top 50!! de rien :)
    à bientôt

  4. erik
    June 10th, 2012 at 10:37 | #4

    1997s best sellers by segment
    FIAT Cinquecento 4.583 46.56%
    FORD Ka 1.159 11.77%
    SUBARU Vivio 878 8.92%
    MIKPA (32.2%)
    CITROEN Saxo 7.619 15.12%
    VW Polo 6.688 13.27%
    FIAT Punto 6.651 13.20%
    MIKPA-MESAIA OIKOGENEIAKA (37.5%)
    HYUNDAI Accent 8.774 14.96%
    TOYOTA Corolla 7.221 12.32%
    NISSAN Almera 6.784 11.57%
    MESAIA OIKOGENEIAKA (14.2%)
    AUDI A4 2.413 10.90%
    OPEL Vectra 2.155 9.74%
    NISSAN Primera 2.147 9.70%
    MEGALA OIKOGENEIAKA (2.1%)
    MERCEDES C-Class 1.087 33.55%
    PEUGEOT 406 915 28.25%
    VW Passat 587 18.12%
    MEGALA GOHTPOY (1.2%)
    MERCEDES E-Class 597 31.66%
    BMW 5 Series 410 21.67%
    SAAB 9000 113 5.97%
    POLYMOPFIKA (0.4%)
    RENAULT Megane Scenic 383 66.84%
    NISSAN Serena 109 19.02%
    CHRYSLER Voyager 22 3.84%
    KOYPE (2.2%)
    HYUNDAI Coupe 1.367 39.69%
    RENAULT Megane 294 8.54%
    TOYOTA Paseo 220 6.39%
    4×4 (3.8%)
    SUZUKI Vitara 2.332 39.07%
    LADA Niva 788 13.17%
    SUZUKI Samurai 590 9.88%

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