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Denmark 1992/1993: Opel Astra and Toyota Carina dominate

Opel Astra

Over the first 5 months of 1993, the Danish car market is down 17% at 35,210 registrations. The Top 3 best selling cars in the country all improve their market share over the period: the Opel Astra is the most popular car in Denmark at 2,711 sales and 7.7% share. It is followed by the Toyota Carina at 2,369 sales (6.7%) and the Toyota Corolla at 1,956 sales (5.6%).

The Mazda 626 is 4th at 4.3%, above the VW Golf (4.2%) and the Ford Escort (4%), #3 in 1992. Notice the arrival in the Top 10 of the new Ford Mondeo at #9 (973 sales) and Skoda Favorit at #10 (932 sales).

Full 5 months 1992 and 5 months 1993 Top 30 Ranking Tables: click on ‘Read more’ below the Toyota Carina pic.

Toyota Carina

Denmark 5 months 1992:

Pos Model 5m 1992 %
1 Opel Astra 2,755 6.5%
2 Toyota Carina 2,608 6.1%
3 Ford Escort 2,307 5.4%
4 Mazda 626 2,286 5.4%
5 Toyota Corolla 2,086 4.9%
6 VW Golf 1,970 4.6%
7 Opel Vectra 1,699 4.0%
8 Mazda 323 1,600 3.8%
9 Ford Sierra 1,491 3.5%
10 Nissan Sunny 1,259 3.0%
11 Mitsubishi Colt/Lancer 1,091 2.6%
12 Peugeot 405 940 2.2%
13 Peugeot 106 924 2.2%
14 Mitsubishi Galant 920 2.2%
15 Citroen ZX 853 2.0%
16 Citroen BX 846 2.0%
17 Fiat Uno 834 2.0%
18 Peugeot 309 810 1.9%
19 Volvo 440/460 744 1.7%
20 Fiat Tipo 733 1.7%
21 Nissan Primera 664 1.6%
22 Audi 80 554 1.3%
23 VW Polo 549 1.3%
24 Nissan Micra 547 1.3%
25 Renault 19 521 1.2%
26 Honda Civic 481 1.1%
27 Ford Fiesta 426 1.0%
28 VW Vento 418 1.0%
29 Citroen AX 404 0.9%
30 Opel Corsa 365 0.9%

Denmark 5 months 1993:

Pos Model 5m 1993 % 93/92 5m 1992 % Pos
1 Opel Astra 2,711 7.7% -2% 2,755 6.5% 1
2 Toyota Carina 2,369 6.7% -9% 2,608 6.1% 2
3 Toyota Corolla 1,956 5.6% -6% 2,086 4.9% 5
4 Mazda 626 1,529 4.3% -33% 2,286 5.4% 4
5 VW Golf 1,473 4.2% -25% 1,970 4.6% 6
6 Ford Escort 1,420 4.0% -38% 2,307 5.4% 3
7 Opel Vectra 1,215 3.5% -28% 1,699 4.0% 7
8 Mazda 323 1,164 3.3% -27% 1,600 3.8% 8
9 Ford Mondeo 973 2.8% new 0 0.0%
10 Skoda Favorit 932 2.6% new 0 0.0%
11 Mitsubishi Galant 917 2.6% 0% 920 2.2% 14
12 Peugeot 405 843 2.4% -10% 940 2.2% 12
13 Citroen ZX 810 2.3% -5% 853 2.0% 15
14 Ford Sierra 763 2.2% -49% 1,491 3.5% 9
15 Nissan Sunny 726 2.1% -42% 1,259 3.0% 10
16 Citroen Xantia 694 2.0% new 0 0.0%
17 Opel Corsa 683 1.9% 87% 365 0.9% 30
18 Fiat Uno 669 1.9% -20% 834 2.0% 17
19 Nissan Primera 588 1.7% -11% 664 1.6% 21
20 Volvo 440/460 577 1.6% -22% 744 1.7% 19
21 VW Vento 576 1.6% 38% 418 1.0% 28
22 Fiat Tipo 558 1.6% -24% 733 1.7% 20
23 Peugeot 309 543 1.5% -33% 810 1.9% 18
24 Peugeot 106 541 1.5% -41% 924 2.2% 13
25 VW Polo 515 1.5% -6% 549 1.3% 23
26 Mitsubishi Colt/Lancer 467 1.3% -57% 1,091 2.6% 11
27 Renault 19 431 1.2% -17% 521 1.2% 25
28 VW Transporter 417 1.2% new 0 0.0%
29 Nissan Micra 390 1.1% -29% 547 1.3% 24
30 Ford Fiesta 343 1.0% -19% 426 1.0% 27

Source: I got these sales figures from a Danish car magazine (can’t remember the name) during my trip to Denmark in Summer 1993.

Pictures: Opel, car-tr.com

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