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 2014Rank 2013ModelQ1 2014Q1 2013Q1 var.Share Q1 2014Share 2013
11Toyota Corolla276.766280.969-1,5%1,5%1,6%
22Ford Focus256.284274.859-6,8%1,4%1,5%
37Volkswagen Golf223.249174.55527,9%1,2%1,0%
423Wuling Hongguang210.109137.63252,7%1,1%0,6%
54Hyundai Elantra200.220208.535-4,0%1,1%1,1%
63Ford F-Series199.431196.3371,6%1,1%1,2%
78Ford Fiesta184.949164.28312,6%1,0%1,0%
810Volkswagen Polo184.931179.3093,1%1,0%0,9%
95Toyota Camry178.705185.813-3,8%0,9%1,1%
106Chevrolet Cruze176.537160.13810,2%0,9%1,0%
119Honda CR-V165.017161.8372,0%0,9%1,0%
1215Volkswagen Passat153.898144.6046,4%0,8%0,8%
1325Volkswagen Lavida150.801113.49032,9%0,8%0,6%
1413Volkswagen Jetta148.464133.81011,0%0,8%0,8%
1519Buick Excelle148.312129.38114,6%0,8%0,7%
1612Toyota Hilux139.977162.723-14,0%0,7%0,8%
1711Honda Civic137.203147.267-6,8%0,7%0,9%
1816Toyota RAV4130.887106.23723,2%0,7%0,7%
1924Volkswagen Tiguan128.591114.92011,9%0,7%0,6%
2018Toyota Prius124.065142.820-13,1%0,7%0,7%
2117Chevrolet Silverado118.013128.740-8,3%0,6%0,7%
2214Honda Accord115.078134.751-14,6%0,6%0,8%
2321BMW 3 Series113.01597.79415,6%0,6%0,6%
2434Toyota Yaris108.54586.89424,9%0,6%0,5%
2526Renault Clio106.723104.8011,8%0,6%0,6%
2636Honda Fit105.43375.63539,4%0,6%0,4%
2728Kia Sportage98.48088.56511,2%0,5%0,5%
2833Nissan Altima98.16894.8293,5%0,5%0,5%
2931Ram pick-up96.90677.59424,9%0,5%0,5%
3020Wuling Sunshine95.436125.382-23,9%0,5%0,6%
3127Nissan Qashqai95.08799.415-4,4%0,5%0,5%
3243Skoda Octavia90.40874.62221,2%0,5%0,4%
3357Mazda CX-589.61663.75540,6%0,5%0,4%
3422Hyundai Sonata88.832104.308-14,8%0,5%0,6%
3530Hyundai ix3588.48680.24310,3%0,5%0,5%
3635Hyundai Santa fe88.37982.1967,5%0,5%0,5%
3742Chevrolet Malibu86.55479.2259,3%0,5%0,4%
3839Ford Fusion86.18688.686-2,8%0,5%0,4%
3938BMW 5 Series84.33482.1862,6%0,4%0,4%
4029Ford Escape84.17886.413-2,6%0,4%0,5%
4137Audi A481.83581.0561,0%0,4%0,4%
4244Peugeot 20880.84975.5157,1%0,4%0,4%
43112Volkswagen Santana79.84033.682137,0%0,4%0,2%
4432Chevrolet Sail78.91696.579-18,3%0,4%0,5%
4561Toyota Aqua78.00480.685-3,3%0,4%0,4%
46141Daihatsu Tanto76.32140.36189,1%0,4%0,2%
4845Mercedes C Class75.59575.937-0,5%0,4%0,4%
4954Volkswagen Sagitar74.16368.8047,8%0,4%0,4%
5058Maruti Alto73.57581.071-9,2%0,4%0,4%

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