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World Best Selling Compact Cars 2016. The top 50

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World Best Selling Compact Cars 2016 ranking again led by the Toyota Corolla while the Toyota Prius joined the Top 10, first time ever. Volkswagen Golf was second while Hyundai Elantra was new on podium.

The largest car segment in the World had ever been the called “compact” or “C segment” (under the EU segmentation) and it was the largest in the 2016 as well, when global sales had been reported at 16.7 million units (+0.5%)., the highest level ever.

The global duel between Toyota and Volkswagen as brand is in place in this segment as well. Indeed, while the leader is Toyota Corolla, with data including both sedan and hatchback sales, the second model, the Volkswagen Golf, includes only sales for Hatch (5 doors and wagon) and not the sedan, sold under the nameplate “Jetta”. Adding Jetta sales to the Golf, Volkswagen would lead the rank.

However, Toyota is selling many different models in this segment a part the Corolla, to better fit with local consumer’s demand (and imagination…) including the Auris, for Europe, and Hybrid Prius, last year entered in the top 10, first time.

So, for the 2016 again, the best compact car sold in the World was the glorious the Toyota Corolla with 1.313.000 sales, down 1.9% from the 2015 level, still the all time record.

In second place the Volkswagen Golf with 1.002.000 sales (-4.9%), peanuts over the 1 million level for the second year in a row.

A new model advanced in the third step of the podium, the Hyundai Elantra, with its record sales of 780.000 units (+3.0%)

Fourth was the Ford Focus, down 1 spot, with 735.000 units (-11.5%) ahead of the Honda Civic, up 1 spot, with 668.000 (+18.7%) and the Volkswagen Jetta, leader in the sedan sub-segment with 611.000 sales (+8.6%)

In seventh place the Mazda3 with 463.000 (+1.1%) followed by the Chevrolet Cruze, down 3 spots, with 456.000 units (-18.7%), the Skoda Octavia with 441.000(+3.5%), and in 10th place the Toyota Prius with 384.000 (+38.8%).

F2M Mobility Database

Thanks to the powerful F2M mobility database expanded, day after day, collecting sales of over 3.600 different models in all countries in the World, we can provide any kind of segmentation including this one. On demand, we are able to extract similar data for any segment in any country or regional area.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and 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 2016 Rank 2015 Best Sales 2016 Sales 2015 Variation 2016
1 1 Toyota Corolla 1.313.177 1.339.177 -1,9%
2 2 Volkswagen Golf 1.002.840 1.054.344 -4,9%
3 4 Hyundai Elantra 780.325 757.411 3,0%
4 3 Ford Focus 735.511 831.531 -11,5%
5 7 Honda Civic 668.796 563.457 18,7%
6 5 Volkswagen Jetta 611.428 563.146 8,6%
7 8 Mazda3 463.282 458.380 1,1%
8 6 Chevrolet Cruze 456.650 562.025 -18,7%
9 10 Skoda Octavia 441.329 426.356 3,5%
11 15 Toyota Prius 384.701 277.126 38,8%
12 11 Audi A3 354.909 354.795 0,0%
13 14 Volkswagen Sagitar 341.331 279.887 22,0%
14 12 Nissan Sentra 314.552 309.614 1,6%
15 19 Ford Escort 296.867 214.364 38,5%
16 13 Honda City 273.406 286.750 -4,7%
17 20 Opel Astra 267.741 208.926 28,2%
18 16 Hyundai Accent 251.410 263.094 -4,4%
19 21 Geely EC7 242.236 207.225 16,9%
20 18 Peugeot 308 237.617 245.848 -3,3%
21 23 Kia K3 234.421 203.277 15,3%
22 22 Volkswagen Bora 222.303 204.467 8,7%
23 30 Mercedes A Class 177.318 158.841 11,6%
24 17 Hyundai Verna 174.457 257.392 -32,2%
25 26 BMW 1 Series 172.773 178.400 -3,2%
26 29 Seat Leon 168.010 161.552 4,0%
27 36 Renault Mégane 165.243 138.652 19,2%
28 32 BMW 2 Series 163.175 149.239 9,3%
29 31 Toyota Auris 162.127 149.438 8,5%
30 39 Toyota Levin 159.071 125.699 26,5%
31 28 Subaru Impreza 158.476 169.762 -6,6%
32 24 ChangAn Eado 156.600 183.615 -14,7%
33 43 Citroen C4 144.909 104.199 39,1%
34 35 Hyundai i30 140.613 142.376 -1,2%
35 40 Geely Vision 137.687 121.969 12,9%
36 33 BYD F3 131.170 144.743 -9,4%
37 50 Kia Forte 130.718 96.628 35,3%
38 307 Chery Arrizo 5 129.724 48
39 41 Citroen C-Elysée 118.634 118.053 0,5%
40 34 Nissan Sunny 117.129 143.287 -18,3%
41 38 Zotye T600 112.699 126.122 -10,6%
42 93 Maruti Baleno 107.066 23.875 348,4%
43 27 Buick Excelle 105.033 176.242 -40,4%
44 48 Peugeot 301 104.507 99.645 4,9%
45 44 Kia Cee’d 102.965 103.493 -0,5%
46 45 Volvo V40 98.089 102.909 -4,7%
47 37 Lada Granta 96.035 129.144 -25,6%
48 53 Iran Khodro Samand 95.381 84.811 12,5%
49 47 Hyundai Avante 93.804 100.422 -6,6%
50 42 Hyundai Solaris 93.126 116.446 -20,0%

 

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