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Brazil 1966-1969: VW Fusca and Kombi dominate

The VW Fusca continues to dominate Brazilian car sales and production, constantly progressing over the period to reach a 48% share of all production in 1967, 53% in 1968 when it passes the 100,000 units for the first time at 123,089 and 47% in 1969.

The VW Kombi, in production since the mid-fifties, takes the second spot each year from 1966 to 1968, dropping to 3rd in 1969 with the arrival of the Ford Corcel. The Ford Rural also fares strongly, climbing onto the podium in 1967 and 68.

Full Top 15 Ranking Tables for 1966, 67, 68 and 69 below.

Brazil Production Full Year 1966:

Pos Model 1966 66/65 1965 Pos
1 VW Fusca 77,624 29% 59,966 1
2 VW Kombi 15,098 15% 13,114 3
3 Willys Jeep 14,039 55% 9,069 6
4 Ford Rural/Willys Rurais 14,031 17% 11,953 5
5 Aero-Willys 11,109 -25% 14,719 2
6 Willys Pick-up 9,052 71% 5,295 10
7 Dauphine/Gordini 7,417 -43% 12,926 4
8 DKW Belcar 6,980 n/a n/a  –
9 Willys Itamaraty 5,703 n/a n/a  –
10 DKW Vemaguet 5,392 n/a n/a  –
11 Chevrolet Picape 5,002 16% 4,330 11
12 Simca Chambord 4,367 n/a n/a  –
13 Ford F-100 2,603 -21% 3,303 12
14 Renault Teimoso 2,521 n/a n/a  –
15 VW Karmann-Ghia 2,400 23% 1,951 13

Brazil Production Full Year 1967:

Pos Model 1967 67/66 1966 Pos
1 VW Fusca 91,822 18% 77,624 1
2 VW Kombi 20,221 34% 15,098 2
3 Ford Rural 10,922 -22% 14,031 4
4 Ford Galaxie 9,237 new 0  –
5 Aero-Willys 8,603 -23% 11,109 5
6 Willys Jeep 7,971 -43% 14,039 3
7 DKW Belcar 6,007 -14% 6,980 8
8 Chevrolet Picape 5,967 19% 5,002 11
9 DKW Vemaguet 5,009 -7% 5,392 10
10 Willys Itamaraty 4,858 -15% 5,703 9
11 Willys Pick-up 3,927 -57% 9,052 6
12 Gordini 3,553 -52% 7,417 7
13 VW Karmann-Ghia 3,008 25% 2,400 15
14 Chrysler Esplanada 2,358 new 116  –
15 Ford F-100 1,816 -30% 2,603 13

Brazil Production Full Year 1968:

Pos Model 1968 68/67 1967 Pos
1 VW Fusca 123,089 34% 91,822 1
2 VW Kombi 24,012 19% 20,221 2
3 Ford Rural 13,421 23% 10,922 3
4 Aero-Willys 7,420 -14% 8,603 5
5 Ford Galaxie 7,212 -22% 9,237 4
6 Chevrolet Picape 7,169 20% 5,967 8
7 Willys Jeep 7,092 -11% 7,971 6
8 Willys Pick-up 6,828 74% 3,927 11
9 Chrysler Esplanada 6,321 168% 2,358 14
10 Gordini 5,388 52% 3,553 12
11 VW Karmann-Ghia 5,000 66% 3,008 13
12 Ford F-100 4,240 133% 1,816 15
13 Willys Itamaraty 3,192 -34% 4,858 10
14 VW Pick-up 2,871 202% 951 17
15 Chrysler Regente 2,194 105% 1,068 16

Brazil Production Full Year 1969:

Pos Model 1969 69/68 1968 Pos
1 VW 1300/1600 (Fusca) 144,260 17% 123,089 1
2 Gordini/Ford Corcel 44,071 718% 5,388 10
3 VW Kombi 26,522 10% 24,012 2
4 Chevrolet Opala 25,792 new 305  –
5 Chevrolet Picape 10,213 42% 7,169 6
6 Ford Rural 8,925 -33% 13,421 3
7 Chrysler Esplanada/GTX/Dart 7,174 13% 6,321 9
8 Willys Pick-up 6,409 -6% 6,828 8
9 Ford Galaxie LTD 5,544 -23% 7,212 5
10 Willys Jeep 4,923 -31% 7,092 7
11 Aero-Willys 3,499 -53% 7,420 4
12 VW Karmann-Ghia 3,459 -31% 5,000 11
13 Ford F-100 2,681 -37% 4,240 12
14 VW Variant 2,227 new 0  –
15 VW Pick-up 1,735 -40% 2,871 14

Source: Quatro Rodas

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