The VW Golf has been #1 in Belgium for 23 of the past 31 years
The direct links to 22 Historical articles are below.
Historical Data covering the past three decades is available for Belgium on BSCB, plus 1957 models and 1963 brands. If you have any information for this country beyond the years described here, please make sure you get in touch by commenting on this article. In 1957 the VW Beetle was leader, and from 1989 to 2001 we witness the uninterrupted reign of the VW Golf spanning three generations but seeing its market share slide down progressively…
The Peugeot 206 ranked #1 in Belgium from 2002 to 2005
In 2002 the Peugeot 206 breaks at least 13 years of Golf domination and stays on top for 4 consecutive years before giving up its throne to the Opel Astra in 2006. The Peugeot 207 takes the relay for two years in 2007 and 2008, then the Ford Fiesta manages to grab the pole position in Belgium for the first time in the nameplate’s 30 years career. Since 2010 the VW Golf is back to the #1 spot, with one exception: in 2015 when the Renault Scenic took the lead.
The BMW 3 Series ranked #4 in Belgium in 2007 and 2008, then #2 in 2014.
Witness also the success of the BMW 3 Series, making its way up the ranking all through the period to hit an outstanding 2nd place in 2014… the Renault Megane ranking #2 in 1998 and 2011… the Peugeot 307 #2 from 2003 to 2005… the Opel Kadett #2 in 1989… the Toyota Corolla #5 in 1989 and the Ford Mondeo directly #4 in 1994 for its first full year of sales in the country.
Belgium Historical Data:
Belgium 1957-1963: VW Beetle on top, Renault Dauphine on podium
Belgium 1989: VW Golf and Opel Kadett dominate
Belgium 1993: VW Golf, Opel Astra and Renault 19 on podium
Belgium 1994: VW Golf leads, Ford Mondeo up to #2
Belgium 1996: VW Polo up to #2, Renault Megane #4
Belgium 1998-2001: VW Golf in the lead
Belgium 2002-2005: Peugeot 206 and 307 comfortable leaders
Belgium 2006: Opel Astra #1 in disputed year
Belgium 2007-2008: Peugeot 207 reigns, BMW 3 Series in Top 4
Belgium 2009: Ford Fiesta and VW Golf pass Peugeot 207
Belgium 2010: VW Golf takes off, Renault Megane shines
Belgium 2011: VW Golf ahead of Renault Megane
Belgium 2012 (brands): Volkswagen, Renault and Peugeot on top
Belgium 2013 (brands): Volkswagen resists Renault assault
Belgium 2013 (models): VW Golf and Renault Scénic on top
Belgium 2014: VW Golf, BMW 3 Series and Renault Clio lead
Belgium 2015: Renault Scenic takes control for the first time
Belgium 2016: VW Golf back to #1, Hyundai Tucson on podium
Belgium 2017: VW Golf #1, BMW X1 up to 5th place
Belgium 2018: Volkswagen signs first win since 2014, BMW #1 for two months
Belgium 2019: Volkswagen and Golf lead, Citroen, Dacia shine, Mercedes A-Class up to #4
Belgium 2020: BMW (-0.7%) catches up on Volkswagen (-24.9%) in market down -21.5%
Belgium 2021: BMW topples Volkswagen to #1 in market down -11.2%