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Italy 1989: Fiat Uno, Tipo and Panda on podium

Fiat Uno Fiat Tipo * See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Andrea * Italian consumers bought 2.362.355 new cars in 1989. The Fiat Uno underwent a significant facelift this year and keeps its stranglehold on the Italian market with 382,500 sales and…

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France 1989: Last year on top for Renault Supercinq

Renault Supercinq * See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * For the third consecutive year the French car market beats records and totals 2,274,307 units in 1989, up 3% year-on-year. Fourth and last year of reign for the Renault Supercinq, still very strong at 236,929…

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Europe 1989: VW Golf and Opel Kadett dominate

VW Golf In 1989 the VW Golf is still on top of European car sales with 780,000 units and 5.8% share, ahead of the Opel Kadett at 660,000 sales and 4.9% and the Fiat Uno at 635,000 and 4.7%. The two following Frenchies exchange positions this year: the Peugeot 205…

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Malaysia 1985-1989: Proton Saga sovereign

The Proton Saga is estimated to be the best-selling vehicle in Malaysia over the period. Although we don't have access to official sales data for the period, we estimate the Proton Saga to dominate the sales charts in Malaysia from its launch in July 1985 and onwards for the remainder…

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Belgium 1989: VW Golf & Opel Kadett dominate

VW Golf * See the Top 7 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * I only have data for the first 6 months of 1989 in Belgium, and over the period 254,856 cars were registered. The two best-sellers reflect the overall European ranking, with the VW Golf #1 at…

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