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Ireland 1998: Fiat Punto dominates, Toyota #1 brand

The Fiat Punto is the best-selling vehicle in Ireland in 1998. It's a 5th consecutive year in positive for the Irish new car market in 1998 at +6.6% to 145.715 registrations. This year it's Toyota (+23.5%) that spectacularly takes the lead of the brands ranking at 11.5% share, but it…

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Greece 1998: Hyundai Accent dominates

Hyundai Accent * See the Top 235 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Thanks to Bill and Kostas * In 1998 Greek consumers bought 180,046 cars and 5% of them were a Hyundai Accent, making it the best-selling car in the country with 9,033 units sold. The Toyota Corolla…

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Germany 1998: VW Golf #1 for 18th consecutive year

VW Golf In 1998 the VW Golf celebrates its 18th consecutive year atop the German model ranking (it's an adult now!) with a 21% sales increase thanks to the arrival of the 4th generation launched in late 1997. The Golf nameplate is back above 300,000 annual sales with 338,550 units…

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France 1998: Renault Clio reclaims top spot

Renault Clio * See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on 'Read more' at end of post! * French car sales are up a healthy 14% this year at 1,943,553 registrations. The race for the first place was very close, with the Renault Megane leading up until August. However…

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Italy 1997: Fiat Punto at its highest

Fiat Punto * See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Flavio/Marc * Thanks to aggressive scrappage schemes, the Italian car market is up a massive 39% this year to a record-breaking 2,402,363 units. The Fiat Punto also break records with 375,159 sales, up 31%…

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