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Germany 1951-1954: VW Beetle first model over 100,000 sales

VW Beetle

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Car sales in Germany grow steadily over the period, from 245,100 in 1951 to 383,400 in 1954. The VW Beetle grows faster than the market, selling 58,469 units in 1951 for a 23.9% market share, then 71,440 and 25.8% in 1952, 89,157 and 27.9% in 1953 and finally 113,169 units and 29.5% market share in 1954.

1954 will therefore remain the first year any model managed to sell over 100,000 units in Germany.

VW Beetle sales evolution below.

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