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Brazil 1974-1976: VW Fusca and Brasilia dominate

The VW Fusca dominates Brazilian production and sales over the period with a very comfortable margin at 229,273 units in 1974 (-3%), 217,896 in 75 (-5%) and 206,098 in 76 (-5%).

VW Brasilia

Launched in 1973, the VW Brasilia was developed uniquely for the Brazilian consumer, and it is an instant hit in the country: #2 for its first full year of production in 1974 with 85,257 units (+145%), then 113,937 in 75 (+34%) and 136,833 in 76 (+20%).

VW Passat

The Ford Corcel is #4 in 1974, then climbs onto the podium in 75 at 72,869 units produced (+9%) to stay on it in 76 at 77,273 units (+6%). The Chevrolet Chevette is also a strong seller over the period at #3 in 1974 (75,249 units) and #4 in 75 and 76. The VW Passat launches in 1974 and lands directly 5th in 1975 but is passed by the VW Kombi in 1976.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table for 1974, 75 and 76 below.

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