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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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Hungary 1997: Suzuki takes control

Suzuki takes the lead of the Hungarian brands ranking for the first time in 1997. * See the Top 35 All-brands ranking by clicking on the title * The Hungarian new car market edges up 7.4% in 1997 to 79.827 registrations. Seven years after the establishment of its new plant in Esztergom…

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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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