World Best Selling Car Ranking. The best 100 in 2018

World Best Selling Car

World Best Selling Car ranking in the 2018 was led again by the Toyota Corolla, while the Toyota RAV4 gained the second position, after a tough fight with the Honda Civic. The Jeep Compass & Wrangler are among the fastest growing models.

Global Market Trend

The Global light vehicles market in 2018 has broken the growth after seven years losing terrain from the previous year with total sales at 93.6 million units, down 0.7%, well below any expectations.

Indeed, the first half of the year has been highly performing, projecting the market to the achievement of the milestone of 100 million vehicles in a single year. However, the second half was affected by the WLTP introduction in Europe – where sales fluctuated losing 10.6% in September – and worsened due to Chinese crisis, which is now losing since months and with negative outlook

The Top 100 Models Ranking

The competition among the best vehicles sold in the World, in the 2017 was focused by the astonishing escalade of the Ford F-Series, advanced in second place, first time above 1 million units, as reported in the focus2move official report, Best Selling Cars Ranking 2017, We will keep on track single segment performance, in the reports by segments section, but here we report on the total light vehicles sales.

In the 2018 ranking, the Toyota Corolla (all versions) is again on top with 1.187.000 units sold, down 1.1%. It is followed by the Ford F-Series with 1.081.000 sales (+0.5%) which in recent months was running slow.

The battle for the third place was harsh with the best compact and the best SUV in the World divided by few units.

Actually third is the the Toyota RAV4 with 837.624 units (+3.6%) and the fourth  is the Honda Civic  with 833.000 units (+1.9%).

In fifth place, up two spots, the Volkswagen Tiguan with 791.111 sales (+8.6%).

In sixth place, losing three spots from the previous year and 10.1%, the Volkswagen Golf with 790.000 units followed in seventh place by the Honda CR-V with 744.000 sales (-1.8%).

In eight place the Volkswagen Polo with 718.000 (+10.4%) followed by the Toyota Camry with 669.000 (+5.2%) and in 10th place by the Chevrolet Silverado with 651.090 (-1.4%).

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 since January 2010 to the last 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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Rank 2018Rank 2017ModelSales
11Toyota Corolla1.187.6451.201.348-1,1%
22Ford F-Series1.081.2721.076.0430,5%
35Toyota RAV4837.486808.4923,6%
44Honda Civic833.123817.8381,9%
57Volkswagen Tiguan791.111728.7048,6%
63Volkswagen Golf790.567878.992-10,1%
76Honda CR-V744.387758.122-1,8%
810Volkswagen Polo718.983651.38710,4%
911Toyota Camry669.130636.2275,2%
108Chevrolet Silverado651.191660.548-1,4%
1114Ram pick-up623.477601.5993,6%
1212Hyundai Elantra621.153629.641-1,3%
1313Hyundai Tucson553.503628.271-11,9%
1420Toyota Hilux549.985505.6068,8%
1521Nissan Qashqai519.617501.0633,7%
1617Honda Accord515.144529.102-2,6%
1718Volkswagen Lavida503.940517.255-2,6%
1825Kia Sportage493.720429.90414,8%
1915Volkswagen Jetta493.423537.994-8,3%
2029Nissan Sylphy486.452410.80918,4%
2116Wuling Hongguang476.538532.394-10,5%
2222Mercedes C Class470.083487.337-3,5%
2330Mazda CX-5458.688410.05611,9%
2419Haval H6455.914508.378-10,3%
2524Nissan Rogue455.453449.1301,4%
269Ford Focus453.728653.697-30,6%
2723Volkswagen Passat444.550461.732-3,7%
2837Chevrolet Equinox439.511375.81316,9%
2926Nissan X-Trail433.913425.3502,0%
3035Toyota Yaris412.834382.9097,8%
3182Jeep Compass409.075261.14256,6%
3233Mercedes E Class403.043390.1143,3%
3328Skoda Octavia391.169418.019-6,4%
3432Renault Clio385.646392.409-1,7%
3542BMW 5 Series377.739341.14210,7%
3634Ford Fiesta376.645389.449-3,3%
3741Toyota Highlander374.297341.4939,6%
3840Baojun 510361.403358.8770,7%
3948Mercedes GLC360.734313.10715,2%
4036BMW 3 Series359.968381.570-5,7%
4264Toyota C-HR340.440283.47620,1%
4338Ford Escape333.043375.730-11,4%
4491Ford Ecosport325.103244.90332,7%
4555Audi A4322.152299.2947,6%
4647Ford Explorer311.435322.588-3,5%
4746Volkswagen Sagitar309.902327.062-5,2%
4845Honda HR-V308.629336.350-8,2%
4961Hyundai Santa fe307.877285.8377,7%
5039Chevrolet Malibu305.375360.997-15,4%
5163Jeep Cherokee302.374284.3976,3%
5283Isuzu D-Max301.513260.39415,8%
5350Nissan Sentra300.221308.711-2,8%
5454Ford Transit297.332303.113-1,9%
5553Honda Fit296.534304.730-2,7%
5670Audi Q5294.339278.8805,5%
57100Jeep Wrangler294.023230.42627,6%
5849Audi A3287.896312.616-7,9%
5951Peugeot 208287.361307.302-6,5%
6052Jeep Grand Cherokee283.454305.249-7,1%
6166BMW X1279.243281.520-0,8%
6259Volkswagen Santana276.510287.334-3,8%
6378Renault Captur275.480267.2293,1%
6473Subaru Forester274.277275.815-0,6%
6558GMC Sierra274.234288.104-4,8%
6684Wuling Mini Truck270.410255.2375,9%
67111Toyota Tacoma270.275218.57723,7%
68125Chevrolet Cavalier268.363193.61538,6%
69103Mitsubishi Outlander267.783227.64717,6%
7080Ford Ranger267.207262.2211,9%
7197Hyundai Creta266.788233.96214,0%
7271Kia Rio266.349277.824-4,1%
7365Jeep Renegade265.984282.537-5,9%
7479Maruti Alto264.728265.245-0,2%
75106Maruti Dzire264.612225.04317,6%
762127Buick Excelle GT261.920
7776Hyundai i20259.389272.779-4,9%
7860Geely Boyue255.695286.163-10,6%
7986Audi A6255.195251.1931,6%
8085Kia Sorento253.044252.4130,2%
8157Foton Light Truck252.790294.130-14,1%
8243GAC Trumpchi GS4250.605337.330-25,7%
8399Chevrolet Onix250.233231.0128,3%
8481Geely Emgrand EC7248.481261.606-5,0%
8594Citroen C3246.564239.5022,9%
8687Volkswagen Bora246.217249.067-1,1%
8744Chevrolet Cruze245.261336.420-27,1%
88112Honda N-Box241.870218.47810,7%
8977Toyota Prius238.192270.912-12,1%
90116Peugeot 3008237.918209.32313,7%
9167Buick Envision237.121281.199-15,7%
9275Honda City236.101274.137-13,9%
93104Dacia Sandero233.696227.0992,9%
9456Ford Edge232.429296.228-21,5%
9572Nissan Altima229.583277.705-17,3%
96113Volkswagen Magotan228.990216.3035,9%
9790Opel Corsa226.117244.954-7,7%
9896Roewe RX5224.819234.418-4,1%
99147Maruti Swift223.632167.37333,6%
10069Ford Kuga219.070278.962-21,5%