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Brazil 1974-1976: VW Fusca and Brasilia dominate

The VW Fusca dominates Brazilian production and sales over the period with a very comfortable margin at 229,273 units in 1974 (-3%), 217,896 in 75 (-5%) and 206,098 in 76 (-5%). VW Brasilia Launched in 1973, the VW Brasilia was developed uniquely for the Brazilian consumer, and it is an…

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Italy 1976: Renault 5 breaks into Top 5

Renault 5 * See the Top 140 best-selling models and Top 58 All-brands by clicking on the title! Thanks Andrea * Thanks to Andrea I can share with you detailed models data for the first half of 1976 in Italy. Alfter plunging in 1975, the market is back up 12%…

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Europe 1975: Fiat 127 and Ford Escort on top

The 2nd generation pushes the Ford Escort up to #2 in Europe in 1975. * See the Top 3 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Flavio * While we were expecting a small car duel atop the European sales charts in 1975, it does not happen.…

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West Germany 1975: VW Golf takes the lead

VW Golf * See 'Read more' for the Top 100 best-selling models! - thanks to DC & Florian for the data * The German car market is booming in 1975 at +27% and 2,106,048 registrations. 1975 is the start of a very long reign: that of the VW Golf. For…

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World 1974: Toyota Corolla takes command

Toyota Corolla * See more detail by clicking on the title! * While going through old issues of Wheels magazine I came across an article that hinted at the best-selling models in the world in 1974. This is the oldest official information about the world best-sellers I could get my…

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Sweden 1971-1974: Volvo 140 continues to dominate

1973 Volvo 144 * Many thanks to Torbjörn for making this update possible! * I only have official sales data for the best-selling model in Sweden over the period: the Volvo 140 Series. Launched in 1967, the Volvo 140 grabbed the pole position in 1968 and kept it for 7 consecutive…

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