* See the Top 15 best-selling brands by clicking on the title. Thanks to Bill *
New car sales in Greece are up a fantastic 19% year-on-year in 1985 to 78.534 units. One of the reasons behind this significant growth is the year-long rumours that the local currency, the Drachma, was about to go through devaluation, which did happen in October 1985 when it depreciated by 15%. Also, because of high tax rates, low-end and affordable cars from Eastern Europe are a very popular choice: Yugoslavian brand Zastava manages to step onto the podium at an impressive third place with 8% market share thanks to the Yugo 45 and 1100 while Lada ranks 5th with 7% share thanks to the 1200. Opel leads the overall brands ranking with 12.1% share, its best-seller being the Kadett E 1.2, followed by Nissan (Sunny 1.3).
Full Year 1985 Top 15 brands Ranking Table below.