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Brazil 1954-1961: VW Fusca leads the way

Thanks to Brazilian car sales expert Marcelo de Vasconcellos from The Truth About Cars and Quatro Rodas, I can share with you Historical Info about Brazil's best selling models. The VW Beetle, called "Fusca" locally, started being assembled in Brazil in 1953 with parts imported from Germany, but by 1959 the cars…

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Sweden 1960: VW Beetle and Volvo PV dominate

Volvo PV544 * See the Top 4 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene * In 1960 the VW Beetle is still the best-selling model in Sweden with a huge 18.6% market share and it is followed by the Volvo PV 444/544 at a very imposing…

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France 1957-1960: Renault Dauphine reigns

Renault Dauphine * See the Top 5 most produced models by clicking on the title! * Launched in 1956, the Renault Dauphine is an instant hit and becomes the best-selling car in France as early as for its first full year of sales in 1957. Production figures are immediately very…

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Norway 1957-1958: Volvo 444/544 takes the lead

Volvo PV444 * See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene * The Norwegian car market is in strong progression over the period, up 58% in 1957 to 16,989 registrations and a further 10% in 1958 to 18,619 units. Surprise in both years:…

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Germany 1955-1957: VW Beetle and BMW Isetta popular

BMW Isetta * Many thanks to Florian for making this post possible! * During the period car sales continued to accelerate in Germany: from 494,200 registrations in 1955 (+29%) to 582,100 in 1956 (+18%) to 639,600 in 1957 (+10%). The VW Beetle follows the market's growth and stabilises itself around…

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