Volkswagen Golf becomes the World Best-selling car.

Best-selling Car Volkswagen-Golf_GTI_2014

Volkswagen Golf takes the leadership of the World Best-selling cars ranking in September improving volume by over 50% y/y while the rivals scored negative performance. Jeep Cherokee was again the fastest model among top 100, Toyota Hilux the slowest. Jeep Cherokee keeps on its run.

In September 2014 according to data collected by focus2move Research Team in over 110 markets, the total new Light Passengers Vehicles global market was up 3.4% from the previous year with 7.44 million units.

Year to date September global sales have been just over 64.53 million with an increase of 3.2% from year ago or 2.07 million more than the correspondent month last year.

Volkswagen Golf  posted a great increase from same period year ago (+51.7%) and jumped in first thanks to 97.326 units outpacing Corolla, Focus and F-Series. Year-to-date figures have been 699.690 or 1.1% of market share.

The absolute leader – Toyota Corolla – was second in September with 95.488 registrations, down 1.6% y.o.y., followed by Ford Focus with 84.002 units (-14.1%) and Ford F-Series with 72.629 sales (-2.0%).

Hyundai Elantra lost 10.9% from year ago however keeping the fifth place with 66.671 units, just ahead of Ford Fiesta with 65.697 pieces.

Wuling Hongguang advanced four steps from last month selling 60.652 vehicles, up 40.6% from year ago, while Volkswagen Polo came into the top 10 thanks to 59.208 retails or +1.2% from September 2013 volume.

Chevrolet Cruze was 9th selling 56.564 units (-5.7%) just ahead of Silverado scoring a strong performance (+48%) with 54.537 units sold this month.

The fastest model among top 100 was again the amazing Jeep Cherokee exploding at 18.346 sales and improving volume over 2300% from year ago.

Remarkable September performances have been scored by Nissan X-Trail (52th with 25.488 sales, +138.8%), Skoda Rapid (90th with 18.287 units, + 100%) and Audi A3 (27th with 33.209 units, + 93.5%)

Toyota Hilux had the slowest performance among top, down 29.4% from last year with 38.062 sales.

Among “Small Cars”, Ford Fiesta (65.697 sales, down 7.4%) regained the monthly leadership outpacing Volkswagen Polo (59.208 units, +1.2%). Honda Fit was stable in third with 40.429 units, up a robust 28.1%).

The “Compact Car” segment ranking reflects the absolute podium seen above with Golf, Corolla and Focus in the top 3.

In the “Mid-size Car” segment Toyota Camry led with 51.840 units (-19.9%), followed by Honda Accord (48.370 units, up 9.2%) and Volkswagen Lavida (45.830 units, up 8.4%). 

The “Full- size Car” segment podium has unchanged with BMW Series 5 (25.568 units, -11.2%) followed by Audi A6 (23.075 units, +3.4%) and Mercedes E Class (22.665 units, -16.8%).

Among SUV, the leader was the Honda CR-V with 49.974 units, just ahead of Toyota RAV4 (47.751 units), and Volkswagen Tiguan (36.905 cars)

In the Pick-up segment, Ford F-Series , Chevrolet Silverado and Toyota Hilux confirmed last month places on the first three steps of the podium.

To see details by markets and brands you can refer to our reports on these subjects.

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 SepRank YtdModelSales SepSales YtDSep YoY Var.Share I HalfShare Q3Share SepShare YTD
13Volkswagen Golf97.326699.69051,7%1,1%1,27%1,4%1,1%
21Toyota Corolla95.488879.495-1,6%1,4%1,55%1,4%1,4%
32Ford Focus84.002789.644-14,1%1,3%1,26%1,2%1,3%
44Ford F-Series72.629667.018-2,0%1,0%1,18%1,1%1,1%
55Hyundai Elantra66.671624.754-10,9%1,0%1,04%1,0%1,0%
67Ford Fiesta65.697552.230-7,4%0,9%0,90%1,0%0,9%
78Wuling Hongguang60.652543.81140,6%0,9%0,88%0,9%0,9%
811Volkswagen Polo59.208510.8731,2%0,8%0,89%0,9%0,8%
99Chevrolet Cruze56.564530.771-5,7%0,9%0,86%0,8%0,9%
1016Chevrolet Silverado54.537424.97748,0%0,6%0,80%0,8%0,7%
116Toyota Camry51.840575.165-19,9%0,9%0,93%0,8%0,9%
1218Buick Excelle51.185404.83710,0%0,7%0,65%0,8%0,7%
1310Honda CR-V49.974515.326-14,2%0,8%0,84%0,7%0,8%
1415Honda Accord48.370431.4189,2%0,7%0,82%0,7%0,7%
1513Volkswagen Jetta48.012458.690-16,9%0,7%0,78%0,7%0,7%
1614Toyota RAV447.751454.3326,4%0,7%0,83%0,7%0,7%
1720Volkswagen Lavida45.830378.6438,4%0,6%0,59%0,7%0,6%
1812Honda Civic45.079463.260-12,3%0,7%0,79%0,7%0,8%
1922BMW 3 Series44.727365.435-1,8%0,6%0,64%0,7%0,6%
2017Volkswagen Passat43.819420.996-8,5%0,7%0,61%0,6%0,7%
2130Honda Fit40.429304.23428,1%0,5%0,57%0,6%0,5%
2219Toyota Hilux38.062396.095-29,4%0,7%0,58%0,6%0,6%
2327Renault Clio37.512318.9172,7%0,5%0,49%0,6%0,5%
2429Mazda337.206305.69246,4%0,5%0,54%0,5%0,5%
2521Volkswagen Tiguan36.905372.826-10,2%0,6%0,58%0,5%0,6%
2626Ram pick-up36.612319.86830,1%0,5%0,59%0,5%0,5%
2754Audi A333.209220.58793,5%0,3%0,41%0,5%0,4%
2824Toyota Prius32.476327.483-23,2%0,5%0,52%0,5%0,5%
2928Kia Sportage32.402310.845-2,3%0,5%0,51%0,5%0,5%
3032Wuling Sunshine32.319282.158-15,0%0,4%0,50%0,5%0,5%
3140Mazda CX-531.638266.33528,7%0,4%0,44%0,5%0,4%
3234Skoda Octavia31.499277.6241,2%0,5%0,44%0,5%0,5%
3348Chevrolet Sail31.110227.79911,3%0,4%0,37%0,5%0,4%
3442Chevrolet Malibu30.743262.43819,3%0,4%0,43%0,5%0,4%
3545Peugeot 20830.662234.860-2,0%0,4%0,37%0,5%0,4%
3651Mercedes C Class30.161222.43911,0%0,4%0,37%0,4%0,4%
3723Toyota Yaris30.126339.190-6,5%0,6%0,46%0,4%0,6%
3859Opel Corsa30.002210.611-1,3%0,3%0,34%0,4%0,3%
3937Nissan Qashqai29.143275.990-24,3%0,5%0,40%0,4%0,5%
4025Hyundai Sonata29.039326.293-17,6%0,5%0,54%0,4%0,5%
4147Foton Forland28.900231.04777,0%0,4%0,37%0,4%0,4%
4236Hyundai ix3528.750276.543-13,8%0,5%0,45%0,4%0,5%
4343Audi A428.291240.432-3,9%0,4%0,38%0,4%0,4%
4449Great Wall Haval H627.763223.61430,9%0,3%0,41%0,4%0,4%
4538Wuling Rongguang27.553273.15214,8%0,5%0,42%0,4%0,4%
4631Ford Escape27.249282.850-3,4%0,4%0,49%0,4%0,5%
4744Volkswagen Sagitar27.016235.00518,9%0,4%0,41%0,4%0,4%
4850Hyundai Verna26.942222.63522,6%0,4%0,39%0,4%0,4%
4957Peugeot 30826.260212.80328,5%0,3%0,36%0,4%0,3%
5035Hyundai Santa fe25.796276.582-10,4%0,5%0,41%0,4%0,5%
5141BMW 5 Series25.568265.485-11,2%0,4%0,42%0,4%0,4%
5284Nissan X-Trail25.488173.853138,8%0,3%0,34%0,4%0,3%
5361Chevrolet Spark25.225202.61517,3%0,3%0,38%0,4%0,3%
5439Ford Fusion24.762270.9395,3%0,4%0,43%0,4%0,4%
5555Nissan Sylphy23.752215.451-6,3%0,4%0,31%0,3%0,4%
56117BMW 1 Series23.523133.2176,5%0,2%0,23%0,3%0,2%
5774Fiat 50023.428183.4779,4%0,3%0,28%0,3%0,3%
5879Nissan Versa23.230179.93046,1%0,3%0,36%0,3%0,3%
5933Nissan Altima23.139280.457-2,6%0,5%0,45%0,3%0,5%
6053Audi A623.075220.8133,4%0,4%0,37%0,3%0,4%
6169Ford Ecosport22.715189.629-1,9%0,3%0,36%0,3%0,3%
6260Mercedes E Class22.665207.370-16,8%0,3%0,35%0,3%0,3%
6368Toyota Vios22.529189.72936,1%0,3%0,33%0,3%0,3%
6446Volkswagen Santana22.473234.3809,7%0,4%0,37%0,3%0,4%
6578Opel Astra22.152181.321-19,7%0,3%0,28%0,3%0,3%
6652Kia Rio22.052221.678-9,2%0,4%0,37%0,3%0,4%
6758Nissan Sentra21.871211.14672,6%0,3%0,36%0,3%0,3%
6870GMC Sierra21.596189.43719,0%0,3%0,35%0,3%0,3%
69420Baojun 73021.01633.0220,0%0,17%0,3%0,1%
70118Hyundai i2020.963133.18123,7%0,2%0,25%0,3%0,2%
7172Daihatsu Tanto20.554185.26787,7%0,3%0,25%0,3%0,3%
7289Kia K320.501163.16142,9%0,3%0,28%0,3%0,3%
7366Subaru Forester20.467191.4860,8%0,3%0,34%0,3%0,3%
7476Toyota Aqua20.255182.344-23,7%0,3%0,30%0,3%0,3%
7575Nissan Rogue20.193182.38547,8%0,3%0,33%0,3%0,3%
7683Audi Q520.160173.9100,8%0,3%0,28%0,3%0,3%
7765Maruti Alto19.906191.957-18,1%0,3%0,30%0,3%0,3%
78168Jimbei mini-truck19.827102.9830,1%0,26%0,3%0,2%
7982Ford Kuga19.799175.9936,8%0,3%0,30%0,3%0,3%
80116Chevrolet Aveo19.718134.86019,9%0,2%0,26%0,3%0,2%
8164Jeep Grand Cherokee19.578199.785-11,2%0,3%0,35%0,3%0,3%
82108Volkswagen Up!19.528142.71857,4%0,2%0,26%0,3%0,2%
83127Geely Emgrand EC719.480123.299-14,1%0,2%0,23%0,3%0,2%
84103Ford Mondeo19.295145.607-1,5%0,2%0,23%0,3%0,2%
85105Kia Sorento19.025144.83412,2%0,2%0,26%0,3%0,2%
8677Mazda618.908181.594-11,1%0,3%0,30%0,3%0,3%
8762Chevrolet Equinox18.841200.31611,7%0,3%0,35%0,3%0,3%
8863Ford Explorer18.638200.0055,6%0,3%0,32%0,3%0,3%
8994Jeep Cherokee18.346155.8202380,3%0,2%0,30%0,3%0,3%
9093Skoda Rapid18.287157.416100,0%0,2%0,30%0,3%0,3%
91109Hyundai i1018.284142.62818,9%0,2%0,23%0,3%0,2%
9271Toyota Highlander18.219186.460-2,0%0,3%0,29%0,3%0,3%
9391Maruti Dzire18.185161.7218,8%0,3%0,29%0,3%0,3%
9490Fiat Palio17.909162.8639,5%0,3%0,29%0,3%0,3%
95129Lada Granta17.819122.09012,6%0,2%0,22%0,3%0,2%
9698Honda Odyssey17.661153.27655,1%0,2%0,27%0,3%0,3%
97100Suzuki Alto17.360151.028-11,0%0,3%0,22%0,3%0,2%
9895Maruti Swift17.265155.5562,5%0,3%0,26%0,3%0,3%
9980Volkswagen Bora17.254179.904-16,4%0,3%0,28%0,3%0,3%
10088Renault Duster17.162164.830-19,4%0,3%0,25%0,3%0,3%

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