Volkswagen Golf becomes the World Best-selling car.

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Volkswagen Golf takes the leadership of the World Best-selling cars ranking in September improving volume by over 50% y/y while the rivals scored negative performance. Jeep Cherokee was again the fastest model among top 100, Toyota Hilux the slowest. Jeep Cherokee keeps on its run.

In September 2014 according to data collected by focus2move Research Team in over 110 markets, the total new Light Passengers Vehicles global market was up 3.4% from the previous year with 7.44 million units.

Year to date September global sales have been just over 64.53 million with an increase of 3.2% from year ago or 2.07 million more than the correspondent month last year.

Volkswagen Golf  posted a great increase from same period year ago (+51.7%) and jumped in first thanks to 97.326 units outpacing Corolla, Focus and F-Series. Year-to-date figures have been 699.690 or 1.1% of market share.

The absolute leader – Toyota Corolla – was second in September with 95.488 registrations, down 1.6% y.o.y., followed by Ford Focus with 84.002 units (-14.1%) and Ford F-Series with 72.629 sales (-2.0%).

Hyundai Elantra lost 10.9% from year ago however keeping the fifth place with 66.671 units, just ahead of Ford Fiesta with 65.697 pieces.

Wuling Hongguang advanced four steps from last month selling 60.652 vehicles, up 40.6% from year ago, while Volkswagen Polo came into the top 10 thanks to 59.208 retails or +1.2% from September 2013 volume.

Chevrolet Cruze was 9th selling 56.564 units (-5.7%) just ahead of Silverado scoring a strong performance (+48%) with 54.537 units sold this month.

The fastest model among top 100 was again the amazing Jeep Cherokee exploding at 18.346 sales and improving volume over 2300% from year ago.

Remarkable September performances have been scored by Nissan X-Trail (52th with 25.488 sales, +138.8%), Skoda Rapid (90th with 18.287 units, + 100%) and Audi A3 (27th with 33.209 units, + 93.5%)

Toyota Hilux had the slowest performance among top, down 29.4% from last year with 38.062 sales.

Among “Small Cars”, Ford Fiesta (65.697 sales, down 7.4%) regained the monthly leadership outpacing Volkswagen Polo (59.208 units, +1.2%). Honda Fit was stable in third with 40.429 units, up a robust 28.1%).

The “Compact Car” segment ranking reflects the absolute podium seen above with Golf, Corolla and Focus in the top 3.

In the “Mid-size Car” segment Toyota Camry led with 51.840 units (-19.9%), followed by Honda Accord (48.370 units, up 9.2%) and Volkswagen Lavida (45.830 units, up 8.4%). 

The “Full- size Car” segment podium has unchanged with BMW Series 5 (25.568 units, -11.2%) followed by Audi A6 (23.075 units, +3.4%) and Mercedes E Class (22.665 units, -16.8%).

Among SUV, the leader was the Honda CR-V with 49.974 units, just ahead of Toyota RAV4 (47.751 units), and Volkswagen Tiguan (36.905 cars)

In the Pick-up segment, Ford F-Series , Chevrolet Silverado and Toyota Hilux confirmed last month places on the first three steps of the podium.

To see details by markets and brands you can refer to our reports on these subjects.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Sep Rank Ytd Model Sales Sep Sales YtD Sep YoY Var. Share I Half Share Q3 Share Sep Share YTD
1 3 Volkswagen Golf 97.326 699.690 51,7% 1,1% 1,27% 1,4% 1,1%
2 1 Toyota Corolla 95.488 879.495 -1,6% 1,4% 1,55% 1,4% 1,4%
3 2 Ford Focus 84.002 789.644 -14,1% 1,3% 1,26% 1,2% 1,3%
4 4 Ford F-Series 72.629 667.018 -2,0% 1,0% 1,18% 1,1% 1,1%
5 5 Hyundai Elantra 66.671 624.754 -10,9% 1,0% 1,04% 1,0% 1,0%
6 7 Ford Fiesta 65.697 552.230 -7,4% 0,9% 0,90% 1,0% 0,9%
7 8 Wuling Hongguang 60.652 543.811 40,6% 0,9% 0,88% 0,9% 0,9%
8 11 Volkswagen Polo 59.208 510.873 1,2% 0,8% 0,89% 0,9% 0,8%
9 9 Chevrolet Cruze 56.564 530.771 -5,7% 0,9% 0,86% 0,8% 0,9%
10 16 Chevrolet Silverado 54.537 424.977 48,0% 0,6% 0,80% 0,8% 0,7%
11 6 Toyota Camry 51.840 575.165 -19,9% 0,9% 0,93% 0,8% 0,9%
12 18 Buick Excelle 51.185 404.837 10,0% 0,7% 0,65% 0,8% 0,7%
13 10 Honda CR-V 49.974 515.326 -14,2% 0,8% 0,84% 0,7% 0,8%
14 15 Honda Accord 48.370 431.418 9,2% 0,7% 0,82% 0,7% 0,7%
15 13 Volkswagen Jetta 48.012 458.690 -16,9% 0,7% 0,78% 0,7% 0,7%
16 14 Toyota RAV4 47.751 454.332 6,4% 0,7% 0,83% 0,7% 0,7%
17 20 Volkswagen Lavida 45.830 378.643 8,4% 0,6% 0,59% 0,7% 0,6%
18 12 Honda Civic 45.079 463.260 -12,3% 0,7% 0,79% 0,7% 0,8%
19 22 BMW 3 Series 44.727 365.435 -1,8% 0,6% 0,64% 0,7% 0,6%
20 17 Volkswagen Passat 43.819 420.996 -8,5% 0,7% 0,61% 0,6% 0,7%
21 30 Honda Fit 40.429 304.234 28,1% 0,5% 0,57% 0,6% 0,5%
22 19 Toyota Hilux 38.062 396.095 -29,4% 0,7% 0,58% 0,6% 0,6%
23 27 Renault Clio 37.512 318.917 2,7% 0,5% 0,49% 0,6% 0,5%
24 29 Mazda3 37.206 305.692 46,4% 0,5% 0,54% 0,5% 0,5%
25 21 Volkswagen Tiguan 36.905 372.826 -10,2% 0,6% 0,58% 0,5% 0,6%
26 26 Ram pick-up 36.612 319.868 30,1% 0,5% 0,59% 0,5% 0,5%
27 54 Audi A3 33.209 220.587 93,5% 0,3% 0,41% 0,5% 0,4%
28 24 Toyota Prius 32.476 327.483 -23,2% 0,5% 0,52% 0,5% 0,5%
29 28 Kia Sportage 32.402 310.845 -2,3% 0,5% 0,51% 0,5% 0,5%
30 32 Wuling Sunshine 32.319 282.158 -15,0% 0,4% 0,50% 0,5% 0,5%
31 40 Mazda CX-5 31.638 266.335 28,7% 0,4% 0,44% 0,5% 0,4%
32 34 Skoda Octavia 31.499 277.624 1,2% 0,5% 0,44% 0,5% 0,5%
33 48 Chevrolet Sail 31.110 227.799 11,3% 0,4% 0,37% 0,5% 0,4%
34 42 Chevrolet Malibu 30.743 262.438 19,3% 0,4% 0,43% 0,5% 0,4%
35 45 Peugeot 208 30.662 234.860 -2,0% 0,4% 0,37% 0,5% 0,4%
36 51 Mercedes C Class 30.161 222.439 11,0% 0,4% 0,37% 0,4% 0,4%
37 23 Toyota Yaris 30.126 339.190 -6,5% 0,6% 0,46% 0,4% 0,6%
38 59 Opel Corsa 30.002 210.611 -1,3% 0,3% 0,34% 0,4% 0,3%
39 37 Nissan Qashqai 29.143 275.990 -24,3% 0,5% 0,40% 0,4% 0,5%
40 25 Hyundai Sonata 29.039 326.293 -17,6% 0,5% 0,54% 0,4% 0,5%
41 47 Foton Forland 28.900 231.047 77,0% 0,4% 0,37% 0,4% 0,4%
42 36 Hyundai ix35 28.750 276.543 -13,8% 0,5% 0,45% 0,4% 0,5%
43 43 Audi A4 28.291 240.432 -3,9% 0,4% 0,38% 0,4% 0,4%
44 49 Great Wall Haval H6 27.763 223.614 30,9% 0,3% 0,41% 0,4% 0,4%
45 38 Wuling Rongguang 27.553 273.152 14,8% 0,5% 0,42% 0,4% 0,4%
46 31 Ford Escape 27.249 282.850 -3,4% 0,4% 0,49% 0,4% 0,5%
47 44 Volkswagen Sagitar 27.016 235.005 18,9% 0,4% 0,41% 0,4% 0,4%
48 50 Hyundai Verna 26.942 222.635 22,6% 0,4% 0,39% 0,4% 0,4%
49 57 Peugeot 308 26.260 212.803 28,5% 0,3% 0,36% 0,4% 0,3%
50 35 Hyundai Santa fe 25.796 276.582 -10,4% 0,5% 0,41% 0,4% 0,5%
51 41 BMW 5 Series 25.568 265.485 -11,2% 0,4% 0,42% 0,4% 0,4%
52 84 Nissan X-Trail 25.488 173.853 138,8% 0,3% 0,34% 0,4% 0,3%
53 61 Chevrolet Spark 25.225 202.615 17,3% 0,3% 0,38% 0,4% 0,3%
54 39 Ford Fusion 24.762 270.939 5,3% 0,4% 0,43% 0,4% 0,4%
55 55 Nissan Sylphy 23.752 215.451 -6,3% 0,4% 0,31% 0,3% 0,4%
56 117 BMW 1 Series 23.523 133.217 6,5% 0,2% 0,23% 0,3% 0,2%
57 74 Fiat 500 23.428 183.477 9,4% 0,3% 0,28% 0,3% 0,3%
58 79 Nissan Versa 23.230 179.930 46,1% 0,3% 0,36% 0,3% 0,3%
59 33 Nissan Altima 23.139 280.457 -2,6% 0,5% 0,45% 0,3% 0,5%
60 53 Audi A6 23.075 220.813 3,4% 0,4% 0,37% 0,3% 0,4%
61 69 Ford Ecosport 22.715 189.629 -1,9% 0,3% 0,36% 0,3% 0,3%
62 60 Mercedes E Class 22.665 207.370 -16,8% 0,3% 0,35% 0,3% 0,3%
63 68 Toyota Vios 22.529 189.729 36,1% 0,3% 0,33% 0,3% 0,3%
64 46 Volkswagen Santana 22.473 234.380 9,7% 0,4% 0,37% 0,3% 0,4%
65 78 Opel Astra 22.152 181.321 -19,7% 0,3% 0,28% 0,3% 0,3%
66 52 Kia Rio 22.052 221.678 -9,2% 0,4% 0,37% 0,3% 0,4%
67 58 Nissan Sentra 21.871 211.146 72,6% 0,3% 0,36% 0,3% 0,3%
68 70 GMC Sierra 21.596 189.437 19,0% 0,3% 0,35% 0,3% 0,3%
69 420 Baojun 730 21.016 33.022 0,0% 0,17% 0,3% 0,1%
70 118 Hyundai i20 20.963 133.181 23,7% 0,2% 0,25% 0,3% 0,2%
71 72 Daihatsu Tanto 20.554 185.267 87,7% 0,3% 0,25% 0,3% 0,3%
72 89 Kia K3 20.501 163.161 42,9% 0,3% 0,28% 0,3% 0,3%
73 66 Subaru Forester 20.467 191.486 0,8% 0,3% 0,34% 0,3% 0,3%
74 76 Toyota Aqua 20.255 182.344 -23,7% 0,3% 0,30% 0,3% 0,3%
75 75 Nissan Rogue 20.193 182.385 47,8% 0,3% 0,33% 0,3% 0,3%
76 83 Audi Q5 20.160 173.910 0,8% 0,3% 0,28% 0,3% 0,3%
77 65 Maruti Alto 19.906 191.957 -18,1% 0,3% 0,30% 0,3% 0,3%
78 168 Jimbei mini-truck 19.827 102.983 0,1% 0,26% 0,3% 0,2%
79 82 Ford Kuga 19.799 175.993 6,8% 0,3% 0,30% 0,3% 0,3%
80 116 Chevrolet Aveo 19.718 134.860 19,9% 0,2% 0,26% 0,3% 0,2%
81 64 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19.578 199.785 -11,2% 0,3% 0,35% 0,3% 0,3%
82 108 Volkswagen Up! 19.528 142.718 57,4% 0,2% 0,26% 0,3% 0,2%
83 127 Geely Emgrand EC7 19.480 123.299 -14,1% 0,2% 0,23% 0,3% 0,2%
84 103 Ford Mondeo 19.295 145.607 -1,5% 0,2% 0,23% 0,3% 0,2%
85 105 Kia Sorento 19.025 144.834 12,2% 0,2% 0,26% 0,3% 0,2%
86 77 Mazda6 18.908 181.594 -11,1% 0,3% 0,30% 0,3% 0,3%
87 62 Chevrolet Equinox 18.841 200.316 11,7% 0,3% 0,35% 0,3% 0,3%
88 63 Ford Explorer 18.638 200.005 5,6% 0,3% 0,32% 0,3% 0,3%
89 94 Jeep Cherokee 18.346 155.820 2380,3% 0,2% 0,30% 0,3% 0,3%
90 93 Skoda Rapid 18.287 157.416 100,0% 0,2% 0,30% 0,3% 0,3%
91 109 Hyundai i10 18.284 142.628 18,9% 0,2% 0,23% 0,3% 0,2%
92 71 Toyota Highlander 18.219 186.460 -2,0% 0,3% 0,29% 0,3% 0,3%
93 91 Maruti Dzire 18.185 161.721 8,8% 0,3% 0,29% 0,3% 0,3%
94 90 Fiat Palio 17.909 162.863 9,5% 0,3% 0,29% 0,3% 0,3%
95 129 Lada Granta 17.819 122.090 12,6% 0,2% 0,22% 0,3% 0,2%
96 98 Honda Odyssey 17.661 153.276 55,1% 0,2% 0,27% 0,3% 0,3%
97 100 Suzuki Alto 17.360 151.028 -11,0% 0,3% 0,22% 0,3% 0,2%
98 95 Maruti Swift 17.265 155.556 2,5% 0,3% 0,26% 0,3% 0,3%
99 80 Volkswagen Bora 17.254 179.904 -16,4% 0,3% 0,28% 0,3% 0,3%
100 88 Renault Duster 17.162 164.830 -19,4% 0,3% 0,25% 0,3% 0,3%

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