Sweden 1950: VW Beetle best-seller

VW Beetle * See the Top 5 best-selling brands by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene * There is only a brands ranking available for 1950 in Sweden and Ford is the best-seller with 16.2% of the market, however Volkswagen coming second at 13.3% means the Beetle should…

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France 1950: Renault 4CV and Peugeot 203 on top

Renault 4CV In 1950, the French market is rebooted: rationing tickets are a thing of the past, the sale of petrol is not controlled anymore, people can move wherever they want inside the country and raw materials are more widely available. New passenger car and light commercial vehicle registrations leap…

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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. Presented in September 1946 at the Paris Motor Show, the Renault 4CV started its production in August 1947 and 50.000 units had been produced…

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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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