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India 1985-2004: Maruti 800 dominates

Launched in December 1984 in India, the Maruti 800 was originally based on the 1979 Suzuki Fronte, before being replaced by a rebadged version of the 1984 Suzuki Alto in 1986. It was India's best selling car for 20 years, from 1985 to 2004 and over 2.5 million units of…

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Australia 2004: Commodore undisputed leader

* See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * The Australian car market is up a fantastic 9% this year to break its record for the 2nd consecutive time at 955,229 registrations. The Holden Commodore is the best selling car in the country again, at 79,170…

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South Korea 2004: Hyundai Santa Fe takes control

Hyundai Santa Fe * See the Top 40 best-selling local models by clicking on the title! * After 5 consecutive years in pole position, the transition between two generations of Hyundai Sonata (EF to NF) is fatal for the nameplate: in 2004 the Hyundai Santa Fe is the most popular…

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UK 2004: Ford Focus and Vauxhall Corsa dominate

Ford Focus * See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Florian * In 2004 car registrations in the UK fall just 0.5% short of last year's record at 2,567,269 units. The Ford Focus is Britain's best seller for the 6th consecutive year, down…

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Hungary 2003: Skoda Fabia takes the lead

Skoda Fabia * See the Top 35 All-brands and Top 10 models by clicking on the title! * 208.430 new light vehicles found a buyer in Hungary in 2003. Suzuki remains dominant with 19.1% share, distancing Opel (13%), Renault (9.5%) and Skoda (7.3%) with Volkswagen (7.1%) rounding out the Top…

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