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The VW Gol had an interesting career in Argentina: a little bit like in Brazil, it was not an instant hit but once on top of the models rankings it became very hard to dislodge… With the 2nd generation launched in the country in late 1995, the VW Gol takes the command of the Argentinean market in 1996 with 32,250 sales and 10.8% share.
With the Ford Falcon, Renault 12, Fiat Duna and Renaul 9 dominating the rankings since the mid-60s, it is possible that the Gol could be the first hatchback to rank #1 in Argentina in 30 years… The Fiat Duna drops to 2nd place at 26,231 units and 8.9%, followed by the Ford Fiesta with 24,052 sales and 8%.
Further down, the Renault 19 (6.6%) and Renault 9 (6.3%) post solid outings while the 28 year-old Peugeot 504 enjoys its last year within the Top 10 best-selling cars in Argentina at #9 with 13,224 sales and 4.4%.
Full Year 1996 Top 10 Ranking Table below.