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Poland 1997: Fiat Cinquecento and FSO Polonez on top

Fiat Cinquecento

* See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Mariusz *

477,960 new cars were registered in Poland in 1997, and 3 models hold more than 10% market share this year. The locally manufactured Fiat Cinquecento is the best-selling car in the country with 54,467 sales and 11.4% share, followed by Poland’s very own FSO Polonez at 50,610 units and 10.6% and the Fiat 126p, also produced in the country, at 48,437 sales and 10.1% share in spite of its 22 years of age!

FSO Polonez

Excellent performance of the Daewoo Tico at #4 with 42,236 units and 8.8%, while the Skoda Felicia grabs the 5th place with 24,683 sales and 5.2%. Fiat manages to place two additional models in the Top 10: the Fiat Uno at #6 and the Punto at #8, whereas Daewoo also places the Nexia at #9 and Opel has the Astra at #7 and the Corsa at #10. Further down the ranking, notice the Fiat Bravo/Brava at #13 and the Daewoo Espero at #15.

Full Year 1997 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

Poland Full Year 1997:

PosModel1997%
1Fiat Cinquecento54,46711.4%
2FSO Polonez50,61010.6%
3Fiat 12648,43710.1%
4Daewoo Tico42,2368.8%
5Skoda Felicia24,6835.2%
6Fiat Uno23,3284.9%
7Opel Astra22,5144.7%
8Fiat Punto18,1133.8%
9Daewoo Nexia16,8293.5%
10Opel Corsa14,6533.1%
11Renault Megane11,1682.3%
12VW Polo10,6752.2%
13Fiat Bravo/Brava10,4992.2%
14Ford Escort10,4812.2%
15Daewoo Espero8,6651.8%
16Fiat Siena8,1511.7%
17Seat Cordoba7,3321.5%
18Honda Civic7,0821.5%
19Opel Vectra6,0041.3%
20Daewoo Lanos5,4841.1%
21Toyota Corolla4,5861.0%
22Peugeot 4064,0560.8%
23Fiat Marea3,6630.8%
24Citroen Saxo3,6170.8%
25Seat Ibiza3,5520.7%
26Renault Laguna3,4360.7%
27Toyota Carina3,0930.6%
28Nissan Micra2,8630.6%
29Ford Ka2,7900.6%
30Peugeot 3062,6840.6%
31VW Passat2,5590.5%
32Ford Mondeo2,4780.5%
33Renault Scenic2,4600.5%
34Peugeot 1062,4170.5%
35Nissan Almera2,2990.5%
36Ford Fiesta2,0860.4%
37Citroen AX2,0110.4%
38Renault Clio1,8530.4%
39Daewoo Nubira1,5070.3%
40Nissan Primera1,4390.3%
41VW Golf1,0490.2%
42Seat Toledo9700.2%
43Renault Megane Coupe9470.2%
44Suzuki Swift9350.2%
45Mitsubishi Carisma8000.2%
46Citroen ZX7880.2%
47Suzuki Alto7810.2%
48Honda Accord7490.2%
49Toyota Starlet7280.2%
50Rover 2006960.1%

Many thanks to Mariusz for sharing the data!

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