World Best Selling City Cars. The Top in the 2017

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World Best Selling City Cars updated at September 2017 led by the Maruti Alto ahead of two Fiat models. The Fiat 500, actually second has just celebrated the 60th anniversary as “work of modern art” and permanently displaced in MoMa Museum in New York.

In the first nine months of the year, Global Car Passenger’s market grew up 2.4% at 58.7 million units. The “City Car” segment, represented by cars with a length below the 3.5 meters, grew up only 0.3%, with 3.39 million sales, representing the 3.78% of total market.

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Looking just at the top of model ranking list, within this segment, you can compare the year to date September 2017 ranking with the full year 2016, and see have the leader unchanged.

Indeed, on top of the City Cars World there is the Maruti Alto with 199.000 sales (+4.3%) at top model produced in India and sold just in few countries.

In second place, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first unit produced, the Italian Fiat 500 (produced in Poland and in Mexico, but not in Italy), with 158.000 sales (+0.5%).

Manufactured since the 4th of July 1957, the Fiat 500 has just celebrated the 60th anniversary and thanks to its unique style and unrivalled success has been recognized as a “work of modern art” by MoMA and has been added to the museum’s permanent display. The specific model that MoMA is acquiring is the Fiat 500F series, the most popular 500 ever—known as the “Berlina” or Cinquecento—which was made from 1965 to 1972.

In third place, an Italian model, produced in Italy, the Fiat Panda, with 150.000 sales (-0.7%).

In fourth place the Hyundai Grand 110, up 4 spots with 139.000 sales (+10.7%) followed by the Chevrolet Spark with 136.000 (-22.6%), the Maruti Wagon R with 127.000 units (-0.4%) and the Ford Ka with 127.000 units (+26.8%).

In eight place the Volkswagen Up! with 117.000 units (-2.8%) followed by the best new entrance in the Top 10, the Nissan Dayz with 113.000 sales and in 10th place the Daihatsu Tanto, a key-car produced and sold in Japan, with 112.000 units (-8.9%).

Data Source

This report is done utilizing data extracted from our GAD (Global Auto Database) the wider Auto Sales Database actually existing in the World, with sales data by region/area/country broken down by type/size/body-style/brand/model from January 2010 to lats month. Data are collected by over 300 sources, including all the official providers (local Minister of Transportations or Associations of car Manufacturers).


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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 2017 Rank 2016 Small Cars Sales YTD Sep. 2017 Variation 2017
1 1 Maruti Alto 199.288 4,3%
2 3 Fiat 500 158.999 0,5%
3 4 Fiat Panda 150.474 -0,7%
4 6 Hyundai Grand i10 139.125 10,7%
5 2 Chevrolet Spark 136.671 -22,8%
6 5 Maruti Wagon R 127.934 -0,4%
7 10 Ford KA 127.201 26,8%
8 8 Volkswagen Up! 117.153 -2,8%
9 41 Nissan Dayz 113.641 317,8%
10 7 Daihatsu Tanto 112.696 -8,9%



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