West Germany 1989: VW Golf leads, Passat on podium
* See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! – Thanks Florian for the data *
2.832 million new cars found a buyer in Germany in 1989, and the best-seller is again the VW Golf at 321,827 units or 11.4%, followed by the Opel Kadett with 214,528 sales and 7.6%. Launched in 1988, the new generation VW Passat climbs onto the podium this year at 155,835 sales and 5.5%, the nameplate’s best score so far.
The Mercedes 200/300 drops by one spot and 15% to #4 and 133,245 sales while the new Opel Vectra lands directly in 5th place at 116,392 units and 4.1% share for its first full year of sales. The BMW 5 Series misses the Top 10 for 2,000 units, ranking #11 with 77,924 sales and 2.8% share, up 19%.
As far as foreign models are concerned, the Mazda 626 keeps its best-seller title at #16 with 43,422 sales but the Renault 19 is hot on its heels for its first full year of sales at #17 and 42,748 units. The Toyota Corolla follows at #18 with 39,733 sales and the Fiat Uno ranks #20 at 37,927 units.
Full 1989 Top 100 Ranking Table below.