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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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Australia 1997: Commodore & Falcon down, Kia lands

Holden Commodore * See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * Record year for the Australian new car market, up 11% on 1996 to 722,642 registrations, for the first time above 700,000 and beating the 695,856 units delivered in 1985. Both in a transition year with…

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Czech Republic 1995-1997: Skoda Felicia best-seller

The Skoda Felicia, actually an evolution of the 1987 Skoda Favorit, launches in October 1994 and replaces the Favorit atop the Czech Republic car sales for the next 3 years, reaching huge market shares, in all likeliness between 40% and 50%. More details about the Skoda Felicia here, more pictures: click…

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