Flash Reports

World’s Top 50 best-selling cars in first half 2012! Ford Focus on top.

Launched in the 1998 in Europe and in North America two years later, the Ford Focus could celebrate the 15th anniversary on top of the world sales. The third version, which started production at the end of 2011 was launched in North America before than in Europe and in the rest of the world and is having really a global success. Focus could break the 1 million record this year, in spite of the last generation has less appeal in Europe than in the past, it is successful in North America, China and in many others countries.

The Toyota Corolla ended the first half above 500.000 by few units, in spite of the Company has released higher numbers. We do not consider sales of Auris and Verso versions (as focus sales do not include the C-Max). The last Corolla generation was launched in autumn 2011 and the ramp up had reduced sales in Q1, with a recovery in the second. For this reason, we forecast the Corolla on top of the ranking at the end of the year, as usual in the last eight years. Corolla is a global car, very successful in US and China, but not on sales in all Europe, where Toyota sale the Auris, without clamor.

The Toyota Prius was third, losing the leadership acquired in Q1 thanks to a phenomenal start of the year in the Asian markets and the success of the MPV model, distributed in Japan under the name Aqua. However, the 454.000 units sold by this hybrid vehicle represent an outstanding performance. The Prius is distributed in over 70 markets, but sell 90% of total in Japan and USA.

The first European car was 4th, the Volkswagen Golf, the leader in Europe. Golf is not a top seller in China and US, while is distributed all over the world. The 7th generation, ready to be presented in the next Paris Motor show, could full fill this gap.

In the table below, the world’s Top 50 best-selling models, with their sales in the Top 5 markets (Europe includes 29 countries):

Rank

Models

Global

Share

China

USA

Europe

Japan

Brazil

1

Ford Focus

503.520

1,24%

109.700

131.423

139.108

500

14.224

2

Toyota Corolla

503.068

1,24%

156.084

151.726

8.918

37.370

26.197

3

Toyota Prius/Aqua

454.651

1,12%

1.628

126.654

11.096

309.873

 

4

Volkswagen Golf

424.338

1,05%

59.371

20.883

277.066

13.012

6.480

5

Opel Astra/Buick Excelle

408.571

1,01%

231.586

 

129.774

 

 

6

Toyota Camry

387.370

0,96%

77.182

213.903

 

 

 

7

Ford Fiesta

384.516

0,95%

30.022

31.326

171.605

 

81.403

8

Chevrolet/Holden Cruze

373.185

0,92%

118.018

113.884

20.244

 

22.450

9

Ford F Series

363.534

0,90%

 

301.141

 

 

 

10

Volkswagen Polo

359.725

0,89%

72.438

0

163.818

12.003

9.685

11

Hyundai Elantra

320.102

0,79%

142.385

97.769

 

 

3.872

12

Volkswagen Jetta

318.325

0,79%

118.407

83.203

18.020

 

12.651

13

Volkswagen Passat

317.229

0,78%

116.032

55.065

107.472

2.746

720

14

Honda Civic

315.185

0,78%

45.199

162.582

24.725

 

21.745

15

Honda CR V

310.850

0,77%

88.800

146.682

16.557

 

9.418

16

Suzuki Swift/Dzire

299.458

0,74%

23.274

0

32.250

24.679

 

17

Suzuki Alto

283.850

0,70%

38.260

0

12.881

64.578

 

18

Hyundai Sonata

259.423

0,64%

61.367

117.412

 

 

2.771

19

Honda Fit/Jazz

255.188

0,63%

19.227

24.290

27.467

133.345

14.938

20

Toyota Vitz/Yaris

250.575

0,62%

6.879

19.971

93.632

64.786

 

21

Honda Accord

241.808

0,60%

57.787

155.178

3.722

 

 

22

Toyota Rav 4

231.785

0,57%

60.425

89.436

21.026

 

 

23

Ford Fusion/ Mondeo

230.866

0,57%

31.712

136.849

40.731

 

2.823

24

Nissan Qashqai

228.950

0,57%

68.110

0

114.586

 

 

25

Volkswagen Tiguan

225.868

0,56%

95.338

14.940

83.138

 

 

26

Chevrolet Silverado

220.826

0,55%

0

194.508

 

 

 

27

Skoda Octavia

206.377

0,51%

70.160

0

100.062

 

 

28

Toyota Hilux

200.477

0,50%

0

0

 

 

18.022

29

Mazda3

180.723

0,45%

42.747

59.527

17.451

 

 

30

Dodge Ram

179.015

0,44%

0

138.581

 

 

 

31

Volkswagen Gol

175.272

0,43%

0

0

 

 

126.559

32

Citroen C4/ Aircross/Picasso

168.830

0,42%

51.425

0

103.488

 

3.916

33

Nissan Altima

168.234

0,42%

 

157.101

 

 

 

34

Kia Sportage

166.181

0,41%

53.589

20.582

43.529

 

4.001

35

Chevrolet Malibu

161.572

0,40%

12.676

141.437

 

 

 

36

BMW 3

160.905

0,40%

15.443

46.762

81.442

4.316

 

37

Peugeot 207

159.252

0,39%

15.612

0

106.976

 

18.930

38

Opel Corsa

158.898

0,39%

 

0

149.553

 

 

39

Mercedes C-Class

157.034

0,39%

12.767

37.686

84.479

10.643

 

40

Renault Clio

155.958

0,39%

 

0

130.123

 

8.349

41

Ford Escape

151.637

0,37%

 

127.167

 

 

 

42

Nissan Tiida

148.513

0,37%

93.389

0

 

18.344

5.698

43

BMW 5

147.708

0,37%

47.292

27.751

63.231

4.217

 

44

Chevrolet Sail

143.844

0,36%

137.654

0

 

 

 

45

Audi A4

143.276

0,35%

53.719

18.559

64.278

2.617

 

46

Citroen C3/ C3Picasso

142.737

0,35%

0

0

118.852

 

23.285

47

Kia Rio

138.451

0,34%

6.167

22.396

41.697

 

 

48

Audi A6

137.613

0,34%

70.286

8.584

57.770

 

 

49

Fiat Uno

130.259

0,32%

 

0

 

 

118.716

50

Daihatsu Mira

129.636

0,32%

0

0

 

129.636

 

You may have noticed that Ford have 3 cars in the Top 10 models, but also we should underline how Focus is leader, in absolute and in the “Compact” segment, Fiesta is 7th in absolute leading the “Small cars” segment and the F-Series, 9th in absolute, was leader in the “Pick up and SUV” segment. Really a great job done by Ford!

In the tables below, we report the Top 5 models by segment in the first half of 2012, with their share of total market:

Rank

Compact segment

I Half

Share

1

Ford Focus

503.520

1,24%

2

Toyota Corolla

503.068

1,24%

3

Toyota Prius/Aqua

454.651

1,12%

4

Volkswagen Golf

424.338

1,05%

5

Opel Astra/Buick Excelle

408.571

1,01%

 

 

 

 

Rank

Small cars segment

I Half

Share

1

Ford Fiesta

384.516

0,95%

2

Chevrolet/Holden Cruze

373.185

0,92%

3

Volkswagen Polo

359.725

0,89%

4

Suzuki Swift/Dzire

299.458

0,74%

5

Suzuki Alto

283.850

0,70%

 

 

 

 

Rank

SUV/ Pick up segment

I Half

Share

1

Ford F Series

363.534

0,90%

2

Honda CR V

310.850

0,77%

3

Toyota Rav 4

231.785

0,57%

4

Nissan Qashqai

228.950

0,57%

5

Volkswagen Tiguan

225.868

0,56%

 

 

 

 

Rank

Large cars segment

I Half

Share

1

Volkswagen Passat

317.229

0,78%

2

Hyundai Sonata

259.423

0,64%

3

Honda Accord

241.808

0,60%

4

Ford Fusion/ Mondeo

230.866

0,57%

5

Chevrolet Silverado

220.826

0,55%

Finally, we have not included in this report the commercial vehicles. However it is important to mention as the Chinese market leader, the Wuling Sunshine, a compact mini bus multi-purpose was leading this segment with wide gap over the second.

This report was based on data collected from 84 countries, representing 94.5% of global car market.

To be updated over this and other global countries, please subscribe to our free newsletter. Just click here.

Would you need our help, data or consulting over this country or subject, please mail at info@focus2move.com.

(171)

In the spotlight

Brazil Outlook 2017. Recession is not over

Brazil Automotive Industry outlook in the 2017 is not yet positive albeit the prolonged crisis. Indeed economic perspective are still negative and the sector has not yet bottomed out. Market recovery from 2018