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Norway 1956: VW Beetle and Pobeda dominate

Pobeda (4wd model aka GAZ M-71) * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene * This is the oldest official models ranking I can share with you about Norway. 10,782 vehicles were sold in 1956 in Norway and at that time the…

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France 1951-1952: Renault 4CV king of the roads

Renault 4CV The French new passenger car and light commercial vehicle market gains a sturdy 36.3% year-on-year in 1951 to surpass 200.000 annual units for the first time since 1938 at 235.947. Renault (+31%), Citroen (+34%) and Peugeot (+24%) remain the dominant forces in their home market, but all lose…

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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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