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Portuguese magazine AutoHoje takes us on trip down memory lane, listing the Top 20 best-selling models in the country in 1989 in their latest issue. The Fiat Uno dominates with 17,418 sales, only 123 above the Opel Corsa, #2 at 17,205 units and both models grab 9% of the market. The Renault Supercinq rounds up the podium in 3rd place with 14,809 sales and 7.7%.
The Renault 19 is an instant hit in the country, landing directly in 4th position for its first full year at 14,169 units and 7.3%. In fact, Renault places 4 models in the Top 20 with the Renault 4 at #15 and the Renault 21 at #16. The Ford Fiesta ranks 5th with 11,147 sales and 5.8%, ahead of the Citroen AX and the VW Golf. A best-seller in most of Europe, the Peugeot 205 is only #8 in Portugal, with Peugeot placing the 405 at #14 and the 309 at #19. The Fiat Tipo closes the Top 10.
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Full Year 1989 Top 20 Ranking Table below.