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Romania 1969-1997: Dacia 1300/1310 reigns

1979 Dacia 1310 In August 1969, Dacia launches the 1300, a rebadged Renault 12 that would dominate car sales in Romania for more than three decades with a market share of around 65 to 80%, in effect moulding the country's car landscape. It is relaunched as 1310 in 1979 and…

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Sweden 1997: Volvo V70 and V90 dominate

Volvo V70 * See the Top 30 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * The Swedish car market is up 25% year-on-year in 1996 to 225,263 registrations. The Volvo 850 gets replaced by the S/V/C70, denoting the Sedan, Versatile (Station Wagon) and Coupe versions. Sales are not split in…

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Poland 1997: Fiat Cinquecento and FSO Polonez on top

Fiat Cinquecento * See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Mariusz * 477,960 new cars were registered in Poland in 1997, and 3 models hold more than 10% market share this year. The locally manufactured Fiat Cinquecento is the best-selling car in the…

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France 1997: Renault Megane snaps up pole position!

Renault Megane Scenic * See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! * Catastrophic year for car sales in France: down 20% at 1,713,030 registrations, the worst total since 1975. Massive change in pole position: the Renault Megane puts an end to 5 years of uninterrupted Clio…

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