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Portugal 1989: Fiat Uno and Opel Corsa on top

Opel Corsa

* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

* Many thanks to Tuga for making this post possible! *

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%.

Fiat Uno

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.

Next year: Portugal 1990: Fiat Uno dominates

Full Year 1989 Top 20 Ranking Table below.

Portugal 1989:

1Fiat Uno17,4189.0%
2Opel Corsa17,2959.0%
3Renault Supercinq14,8097.7%
4Renault 1914,1697.3%
5Ford Fiesta11,1475.8%
6Citroen AX10,4525.4%
7VW Golf9,1664.7%
8Peugeot 2057,4383.9%
9Seat Ibiza6,6623.5%
10Fiat Tipo6,5463.4%
11Toyota Corolla4,8282.5%
12Citroen BX4,5342.3%
13Opel Kadett3,9362.0%
14Peugeot 4055,1792.7%
15Renault 43,9262.0%
16Renault 213,8392.0%
17Ford Escort3,4591.8%
18Alfa Romeo 333,2861.7%
19Peugeot 3092,9451.5%
20Fiat Panda2,1171.1%

Source: AutoHoje, many thanks to Tuga for sharing the data!

This Post Has 4 Comments
    1. Ok Miguel.
      Let’s get this straight once and for all.
      First, you never send me scans or official data the way tuga does.
      Second, I have noticed that you post incorrect rankings on other car blogs (eg, and you have been called on it many times by members of these blogs, referring you back to my own blog where the correct rankings are published.
      As a result, I cannot trust that the rankings you send me are correct, especially given they are not supported with scans or links to the source, and therefore have chosen not to publish absolutely everything you send me.
      Third, when you comment saying ‘the Chinese eat dogs and Volkswagens’, i am really unsure how this brings value to the readers of this blog. Actually, I don’t think it brings any value at all.

      – If you accept to send me scans of the rankings you send me then I will publish them
      – I reserve the right to not publish comments that don’t add any value to this site, whether it be from you or anyone else.

      Hope you understand

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