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Q1 2014 World Best selling cars ranking. Volkswagen Golf jumps in third.

Q1 2014 World Best selling cars ranking reports the Top 50 car models sold world-wide. The New Year is full of news, behind the two leaders, Corolla and Focus, with Volkswagen Golf soared in third place and a Chinese LCV in fourth.

World automotive industry shines in Q1 2014 growing 4.5% from year ago. March was the thirteen year-on-year growth in a string with 21.6 million sold, almost 1 million more than in 2013. Full Year will be a new all-time record.

The two leaders Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus started the year losing respectively 1 and 6 percent from first quarter 2013. However their gap on the followers is still wide.

Seventh generation Volkswagen Golf  was launched in Europe is the last months of 2012, in Q1 2013 were not yet fully launched. However the German icon ended the year in 7th place. Now, with over 223.000 retails Golf was in the podium, improving 27.9% from correspondent period last year.

The best Chinese vehicles is a compact Multivan, the Hongguang produced by Wuling a brand owned by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile  is a joint venture between SAIC Motor, General Motors, and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co Ltd., based in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in southwestern China. This model was 23rd last year and boosting sales by 52%, jumped in fourth place with 210.109 retails.

Hyundai Elantra slipped in fifth place, down 1 spot with 200.000 retails ahead of Ford F-Series in 6th from 3rd with 199.431, Ford Fiesta with 184.949 and Volkswagen Polo with 184.931. Polo and Fiesta are fighting head to head for leadership among small cars.

The leader of mid-size segment, the Toyota Camry was 9th with 178.705 sales, down 3.8% from Q1 2013 while Chevrolet Cruze was 10th with 176.537 units, up 10.2%.

Advancing in 13th place from the 25th, the Volkswagen Lavida was one of bet-selling models in China, scored a great performance with 150.801 retails, up 32%.

BMW Series 3 was the first premium product ranked in 23rd place with 113.105 sales, up 15.6% while the first French model was the Renault Clio in 25th place with 106.723 sales, up 1.8%, just one place ahead of Honda Fit, a great success in Japan, 26th with 105.433 sales, up 39.4%.

Mazda CX-5 was one of best performer, advancing from 57th to 33rd place with 89.616 retails, up 40.6%.

Others two emerging models were Volkswagen Santana, in 43rd from 112th with sales up 137% and Daihatsu Tanto in 46th from 141th with sales up 89%.

The first “Italian” model was out of the Top 50 and was Fiat 500 in 77th (from 86th last year) with 60.077 sales, up 26.2%.

Rank Q1 2014 Rank 2013 Model Q1 2014 Q1 2013 Q1 var. Share Q1 2014 Share 2013
1 1 Toyota Corolla 276.766 280.969 -1,5% 1,5% 1,6%
2 2 Ford Focus 256.284 274.859 -6,8% 1,4% 1,5%
3 7 Volkswagen Golf 223.249 174.555 27,9% 1,2% 1,0%
4 23 Wuling Hongguang 210.109 137.632 52,7% 1,1% 0,6%
5 4 Hyundai Elantra 200.220 208.535 -4,0% 1,1% 1,1%
6 3 Ford F-Series 199.431 196.337 1,6% 1,1% 1,2%
7 8 Ford Fiesta 184.949 164.283 12,6% 1,0% 1,0%
8 10 Volkswagen Polo 184.931 179.309 3,1% 1,0% 0,9%
9 5 Toyota Camry 178.705 185.813 -3,8% 0,9% 1,1%
10 6 Chevrolet Cruze 176.537 160.138 10,2% 0,9% 1,0%
11 9 Honda CR-V 165.017 161.837 2,0% 0,9% 1,0%
12 15 Volkswagen Passat 153.898 144.604 6,4% 0,8% 0,8%
13 25 Volkswagen Lavida 150.801 113.490 32,9% 0,8% 0,6%
14 13 Volkswagen Jetta 148.464 133.810 11,0% 0,8% 0,8%
15 19 Buick Excelle 148.312 129.381 14,6% 0,8% 0,7%
16 12 Toyota Hilux 139.977 162.723 -14,0% 0,7% 0,8%
17 11 Honda Civic 137.203 147.267 -6,8% 0,7% 0,9%
18 16 Toyota RAV4 130.887 106.237 23,2% 0,7% 0,7%
19 24 Volkswagen Tiguan 128.591 114.920 11,9% 0,7% 0,6%
20 18 Toyota Prius 124.065 142.820 -13,1% 0,7% 0,7%
21 17 Chevrolet Silverado 118.013 128.740 -8,3% 0,6% 0,7%
22 14 Honda Accord 115.078 134.751 -14,6% 0,6% 0,8%
23 21 BMW 3 Series 113.015 97.794 15,6% 0,6% 0,6%
24 34 Toyota Yaris 108.545 86.894 24,9% 0,6% 0,5%
25 26 Renault Clio 106.723 104.801 1,8% 0,6% 0,6%
26 36 Honda Fit 105.433 75.635 39,4% 0,6% 0,4%
27 28 Kia Sportage 98.480 88.565 11,2% 0,5% 0,5%
28 33 Nissan Altima 98.168 94.829 3,5% 0,5% 0,5%
29 31 Ram pick-up 96.906 77.594 24,9% 0,5% 0,5%
30 20 Wuling Sunshine 95.436 125.382 -23,9% 0,5% 0,6%
31 27 Nissan Qashqai 95.087 99.415 -4,4% 0,5% 0,5%
32 43 Skoda Octavia 90.408 74.622 21,2% 0,5% 0,4%
33 57 Mazda CX-5 89.616 63.755 40,6% 0,5% 0,4%
34 22 Hyundai Sonata 88.832 104.308 -14,8% 0,5% 0,6%
35 30 Hyundai ix35 88.486 80.243 10,3% 0,5% 0,5%
36 35 Hyundai Santa fe 88.379 82.196 7,5% 0,5% 0,5%
37 42 Chevrolet Malibu 86.554 79.225 9,3% 0,5% 0,4%
38 39 Ford Fusion 86.186 88.686 -2,8% 0,5% 0,4%
39 38 BMW 5 Series 84.334 82.186 2,6% 0,4% 0,4%
40 29 Ford Escape 84.178 86.413 -2,6% 0,4% 0,5%
41 37 Audi A4 81.835 81.056 1,0% 0,4% 0,4%
42 44 Peugeot 208 80.849 75.515 7,1% 0,4% 0,4%
43 112 Volkswagen Santana 79.840 33.682 137,0% 0,4% 0,2%
44 32 Chevrolet Sail 78.916 96.579 -18,3% 0,4% 0,5%
45 61 Toyota Aqua 78.004 80.685 -3,3% 0,4% 0,4%
46 141 Daihatsu Tanto 76.321 40.361 89,1% 0,4% 0,2%
47 46 Mazda3 76.147 80.882 -5,9% 0,4% 0,4%
48 45 Mercedes C Class 75.595 75.937 -0,5% 0,4% 0,4%
49 54 Volkswagen Sagitar 74.163 68.804 7,8% 0,4% 0,4%
50 58 Maruti Alto 73.575 81.071 -9,2% 0,4% 0,4%

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