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Greece 1997: Hyundai Accent new favourite

Hyundai Accent * See the Top 7 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Erik and Bill * 162,030 new cars were sold in Greece in 1997, a healthy increase of 18% over 1996. The Hyundai Accent takes the lead of the models for the first time…

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Romania 1969-1997: Dacia 1300/1310 reigns

1979 Dacia 1310 In August 1969, Dacia launches the 1300, a rebadged Renault 12 that would dominate car sales in Romania for more than three decades with a market share of around 65 to 80%, in effect moulding the country's car landscape. It is relaunched as 1310 in 1979 and…

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Sweden 1997: Volvo V70 and V90 dominate

Volvo V70 * See the Top 30 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * The Swedish car market is up 25% year-on-year in 1996 to 225,263 registrations. The Volvo 850 gets replaced by the S/V/C70, denoting the Sedan, Versatile (Station Wagon) and Coupe versions. Sales are not split in…

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Spain 1997: Seat Ibiza in the lead again

Seat Ibiza * See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Alberto * In 1997 the Seat Ibiza manages to lead the Spanish models ranking for the second year in a row and the third time ever after 1987 thanks to 60,734 sales, up 19%…

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France 1997: Renault Megane snaps up pole position!

Renault Megane Scenic * See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * Catastrophic year for car sales in France: down 20% at 1,713,030 registrations, the worst total since 1975. Massive change in pole position: the Renault Megane puts an end to 5 years of uninterrupted Clio…

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