World Best Selling Executive Cars in the first nine months of the 2017 grew 4.1% at 2.4 million units. On top of the list the archrival Mercedes E Class and BMW 5 Series with a wide gap of the Audi A6, penalized by the age of current model.
In the first nine months of the year, Global Car Passenger’s market grew up 2.4% at 58.7 million units. The executive cars segment (E segment under the European segmentation), grew up 4.1%, with 2.4 million sales, representing the 4.0% of total market. Vehicles included in this ranking are only 3/4/5 doors and wagon, while SUVs and MPVs are reported under the specific segment ranking.
Global leader is the Mercedes E Class with 288.000 sales (+44.5%). Despite several predecessors had been on sales since 1953, starting with the new naming strategy applied by Mercedes in early ’90s, the model started production in the 1993 and actually is at the 5th generation (since 2016).
In second place the BMW 5 Series with 246.000 units (-0.5%). Manufactured since 1972, the 5 Series is the second best selling BMW ever with over 7 million sales globally so far. In February 2017 the 7th generation production began.
In third place the Audi A6 with 192.000 sales (-7.5%). On sales since the 1974, is actually at the fourth generation (since 2011) waiting for the arrival of the nexts in few months.
Behind the Skoda Superb with 106.000 units (+2.5%) followed by the Hyundai Grandeur, up 9 spots with 104.294 sales (+160.7%) and the Ford Taurus with 61.598 sales (-11.9%).
In seventh place the Chevrolet Impala with 59.502 units (-34.7%) ahead of the Mercedes S Class with 58.908 (-8.2%) the Nissan Maxima with 56.283 (-2.8%) and in 10th place the Toyota Crown with 49.290 (-6.0%).
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 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.
|Sales YTD Sep. 2017||Variation 2017||Rank 2017||Rank 2016|
|Mercedes E Class||288.249||44,5%||1||1|
|BMW 5 Series||246.469||-0,5%||2||2|
|Mercedes S Class||58.908||-8,2%||8||9|