World Best Selling Small Cars 2017. The top in the 2017

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World Best Selling Small Cars in the first nine months of the 2017 dominated by the Volkswagen Polo. over the Ford Fiesta and the Renault Clio. The best new entrance is the Chinese Baojun 310, landed in 20th place, just behind the Mini

In the first nine months of the year, Global Car Passenger’s market grew up 2.4% at 58.7 million units.

The global small car segments (B segment under the European segmentation) including vehicles with sedan and hatchback body stiles (compact SUVs and MPVs are not included) improved 6.6% with 9.9 million global sales, representing the16.9% of total.

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Coming from the victory in the 2016 ranking, the market leader was again the Volkswagen Polo with 503.000 units (-5.1%) with a huge gap over all the followers. Produced since the 1975, in over 12 million units so far. In September 2017 the 6th generation was able for sales in almost all countries in the World.

In second place, the Ford Fiesta, with 308.000 sales (-12.5%). Developed as a European project, the first generation Fiesta was released in the 2016 and only the 6th generation was distributed and produced all over the World. Just in September the 7th generation was on sales, following the over 16 million models sold in the last 41 years.

In third place the Renault Clio with 301.000 units (-0.1%). Launched in 1990, Clio is actually at the 4th generation (launched in the 2012). The Clio is one of only three cars, the others being the Volkswagen Golf and Opel Astra, to have been voted European Car of the Year twice, in 1991 and 2006.

Down the podium the Toyota Yaris with 283.000 units (-1.2 %) followed by the Peugeot 208 with 232.000 sales (-4.6%) and the Honda Fit with 227.000 (-10.9%) .

In seventh place the Hyundai i20 with 211.000 (+8.5%) followed by the Kia Rio with 210.000 (+1.6%), the Opel Corsa with 199.000 sales (-10.0%) and in 10th place the Saipa Pride/100 Series , sold only in Iran, with 184.000 units (+6.2%).

As usual we have not aggregated data of same models under different brands or same model with different names. Nice to see the Renault Sandero and the Dacia Sandero 13th and 11th with 350.000 cumulative sales, valid to be second if sold under only one brand.

Wishing to review the final 2016 ranking, see here

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 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 2017 Rank 2016 Small Cars Sales YTD Sep. 2017 Variation 2017
1 1 Volkswagen Polo 502.860 -5,1%
2 2 Ford Fiesta 308.876 -12,5%
3 3 Renault Clio 301.326 -0,2%
4 4 Toyota Yaris 284.204 -1,1%
5 6 Peugeot 208 232.900 -4,4%
6 5 Honda Fit 227.617 -10,9%
7 9 Hyundai i20 211.847 8,5%
8 8 Kia Rio 210.236 1,6%
9 7 Opel Corsa 199.191 -10,0%
10 10 Saipa Pride/ 100-Series 184.868 6,2%



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