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Italy 1928-1950: Annual sales volumes now available

Fiat 514 Saloon (1929) Exclusive annual sales data covering almost 25 years from 1928 onwards is now available for Italy, sourced from ANVIA and UNRAE. Fiat 527 Ardita (1934) The market remains very limited over the period, with a peak at 33.436 units in 1929 (+108%) on the previous years,…

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France 1949: 4CV ramps up, lifts Renault to 37% share

Renault 4CV Registrations of passenger cars and light commercials in France in 1949 more than double vs. 1948 (+127%) to 114.060 units, the first year above 100.000 since 1939. Imports are down a further -19.3% to just 1.642 units including 1.343 private cars. They come from the USA (1.067 incl.…

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France 1939: Peugeot teases Citroen with the 202

Peugeot 202 New data was made available by L'Argus covering the Model Year 1939, meaning the October 1938 - September 1939 period or just before the start of World War II. 169.726 new passenger cars and light commercials were registered over the period, with Citroen the best-selling brand with almost…

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France 1938: Last hurrah before the war

The Peugeot 202 launches in 1938. After spending much of the thirties in muddied waters, the French new car market displays a very healthy 11% growth in 1938, passing the 200,000 sales milestone for the first time since 1930 at 205,677 units. This includes 181,637 new private cars (+11%), 22,551…

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