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Europe 1995: Fiat Punto interrupts 154 months of Golf domination

Fiat Punto

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A once-in-a-decade event occurs in November 1995: after 154 consecutive months of VW Golf domination, the Fiat Punto takes the reins of the European car market with 51,058 sales vs. 50,693 for the Golf. It took just two years for the Punto to establish itself as the first serious threat to the Golf domination in Europe, a feat that the Fiat Uno never achieved in its 10 year life. Over the full year however, the VW Golf keeps the pole position for the 13th year in a row with 663,936 sales, the Punto following with 607,790 units.

VW Golf

The Opel Astra drops one spot to #3 with 569,812 sales, the Ford Escort is up one to #4 at 482,607 and the Ford Fiesta is down 2 to #5 and 481,879 sales. Opel Corsa, Renault Clio and Ford Mondeo are stable whereas the VW Polo is up a massive 142% and 18 spots thanks to the new generation to reach #9 with 326,110 sales. Notice also the Renault Laguna up 6 spots to #14 and the Audi A4 landing at #17.

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Full Year 1995 Top 30 and November 1995 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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