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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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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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