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Norway 1996: VW Golf #1, Hyundai Accent #10

Hyundai Accent * See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to STAC * Norwegian new car sales continue their impressive progression to 124,000 units in 1996. The VW Golf stays on top with 7,949 sales and 6.4% but is now followed by the Toyota…

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Italy 1996: Fiat Punto and Bravo/Brava dominate

Fiat Punto * See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to STAC/Flavio * Unsurprisingly, the Fiat Punto continues to dominate the Italian market in 1996 with 16.6% share and 286,723 sales. The Fiat Bravo/Brava deliver what would end up being their best year in…

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UK 1996: Ford Fiesta edges Ford Escort out

Ford Fiesta * See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Florian & STAC * Helped by a light facelift this year, the Ford Fiesta takes the lead of the English market, up 8% to 139,522 sales, just above the Ford Escort at 128,760…

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Finland 1994-1996: Opel and Astra take control

The Opel Astra is the best-selling vehicle in Finland for the first time. * See the Top 45 All-brands and Top 50 models by clicking on the title * The Finnish new car market is finally recovering after sinking from 177.000 units in 1989 to just 55.700 in 1993. It is up…

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Switzerland 1996: VW Golf #1, 3 Opels in Top 4

Opel Vectra * See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to STAC * The 1996 Top 3 best-selling models in Switzerland stay unchanged vs. 1994: the VW Golf dominates at 6.1% share, followed by the Opel Astra at 5.2% and the Opel Corsa at…

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Ireland 1996: Opel and Ford Fiesta take the lead

Ford Fiesta The Irish new car market shoots up a spectacular +32.5% year-on-year in 1996 to 115.121 units. Opel (+34.2%) manages to outpace the market to snap the brands pole position for the first time this decade off Ford (+21.8%) with Toyota (+7.7%) very shy at #3. Fiat (+112.8%), VW-Audi…

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Hungary 1996: Opel, Suzuki and Daewoo on top

Daewoo is the #3 brand in Hungary in 1996 * See the Top 35 All-brands ranking by clicking on the title * New car sales in Hungary rebound back up 9.5% in 1996 to 74.328 units. Opel signs a third consecutive year in pole position, outpacing the market at +14%…

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Greece 1996: Fiat Punto in the lead

Fiat Punto * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Bill * In 1996 Greek consumers bought 136,856 new cars and Fiat is by far the best-selling brand in the country thanks to exceptional sales of the Fiat Punto, the most popular model…

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Argentina 1996: VW Gol takes the lead

VW Gol * See 'Read more' for the Top 10 best-selling models! Thanks to Bruno for sharing the data * The VW Gol had an interesting career in Argentina: a little bit like in Brazil, it was not an instant hit but once on top of the models rankings it…

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