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Portugal 1998: Opel Corsa and Fiat Punto fight it out

Opel Corsa

* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

In 1998 two cars dominate the Portuguese models ranking: the Opel Corsa is in pole position with 19,482 sales, followed by the Fiat Punto at 19,136 units. They are both down 4% year-on-year. The Renault Clio is on the third step of the podium with 15,208 sales, ahead of the Ford Fiesta at 14,101 units and the VW Polo at 11,796.

The twins Citroen Saxo and Peugeot 106 rank #6 and #7 respectively, making the Opel Astra, #8 with 8,166 sales, the best-selling non-supermini! The VW Golf and Honda Civic round up the Top 10.

Previous year: Portugal 1997: Opel Corsa reclaims pole position, Fiat Marea #17

Next year: Portugal 1999: Renault Clio takes the lead for the first time

Full Year 1998 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

Portugal Full Year 1998:

PosModel1998/971997Pos
1Opel Corsa19,482-4%20,3701
2Fiat Punto19,136-4%19,8322
3Renault Clio15,20825%12,2115
4Ford Fiesta14,101-4%14,7313
5VW Polo11,796-12%13,4194
6Citroen Saxo9,630-4%10,0516
7Peugeot 1069,549-2%9,7157
8Opel Astra8,16626%6,49210
9VW Golf7,232190%2,49820
10Honda Civic7,0988%6,5669

Source: Guia de Automovel. Many thanks to José for sharing the data!

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