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Belgium: 1957-2023 Historical Data now available

The VW Golf was #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 Citroen C3 took the relay in 2021, the Dacia Sandero in 2022 and the BMW X1 in 2023.

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%

Belgium 2022: BMW repeats at #1 above Volkswagen in market down -4%

Belgium 2023: BMW X1 and Tesla Model Y top market up 30.1%

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  1. Many thanks for this Christian – we will make sure to write an update about it shortly.
    All the best,

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