* See the 18 Historical Data posts below *
Historical sales data covering the last 20 years is now available on BestSellingCarsBlog for Poland. Back in 1992, Polish brand FSO (Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych) places the Polonez Caro, a rebodied Fiat 125p built under licence from Fiat, atop the sales charts with a huge 18.1% market share. Daewoo is on fire in the nineties with the Tico and Lanos at #1 and #2 in 1998.
After the the Fiat Cinquecento holds a 11% market share in 1997 while the dated Fiat 126 still has 10%, locally-produced Fiat Seicento tops the ranking 5 times between 1997 and 2002, hitting in 1999 what will probably remain for many decades the highest annual volume reached by a single model in Poland: 83,391 units sold for a 13% share of a record market (640,183 registrations).
The Seicento then gives the relay to the Skoda Fabia, #1 between 2003 and 2008 with one interruption by the Fiat Panda in 2004. Polish customers have since upgraded to the Skoda Octavia, best-seller in the country since 2009, only to be interrupted by the Fabia in 2013.
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Source: SAMAR, many thanks to Mariusz for sharing the nineties data.