World Best Selling Car. Top 100 models in the 2018

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World Best Selling Car ranking in January 2018 with the Toyota Corolla up an amazing 24.8%. The Toyota RAV4 was very close to the podium, leading the SUVs segment while for the first time two Chinese cars are in Top 10, the Haval 6 and the Baojun 510.

The Top 100 Ranking

After having closed the 2017 with the new record sales of 94.5 million light vehicles, the global light vehicles market started the new year quite positively projecting near 98 million sales.

Having in mind the amazing 2017 Best Selling Cars Ranking, with the astonishing escalade of the Ford F-Series in second place, first time above 1 million units, we start now to follow the 2018 race.

We will keep to track single segment performance, in the reports by segments section, but here we report on all car passenger’s and light commercial vehicles sales.

In January, of course, the leadership unchanged with the Toyota Corolla (all versions) again on top. If someone would expect a decline of this model after years of leadership, it would be surprised by the +24.8% scored this month, with 115.027 units sold.

Recovering a place from last year thanks to a fast start in Europe, where is the dominator since 44 years, the Volkswagen Golf advanced in second place with 74.138 sales, up 6.2%

Reducing the speed from last year, in third place the Ford F-Series with 69.484 sales, down 0.5%.

In fourth place, in the highest place ever for a SUV, the Toyota RAV4 with 67.250 sales, up 8 spots from January 2017. A single month data is not enough, but the +27.8% reported provides a sign that this can be the Year of the RAV4. Let’s wait for next months!

In fifth place the Volkswagen Tiguan with 61.791 units (-0.3%) followed by the Honda Civic, up 2 spots with 61.336 sales (+7.1%) followed by the Volkswagen Polo with 60.338 sales (+9.5%), the Haval H6, up 6 spots with 59.171 units (+28.5%).

In ninth place the new Baojun 510 up 235 places with 58.006 sales (+566%) ahead of the Honda CR-V with 57.130 (+4.2%).

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 from January 2010 to lats 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 2017 Sales January 2018Sales January 2017Variation 2018
11Toyota Corolla115.05792.16124,8%
23Volkswagen Golf74.13869.8076,2%
32Ford F-Series69.48469.836-0,5%
411Toyota RAV467.25052.63227,8%
54Volkswagen Tiguan61.79162.008-0,3%
68Honda Civic61.33657.2707,1%
79Volkswagen Polo60.33855.1109,5%
814Haval H659.17146.03328,5%
9244Baojun 51058.0068.700566,7%
1010Honda CR-V57.13054.8294,2%
116Wuling Hongguang55.13860.132-8,3%
127Volkswagen Jetta52.24958.296-10,4%
135Volkswagen Lavida49.03960.233-18,6%
1417Toyota Camry48.69443.54411,8%
1520Chevrolet Silverado44.59039.37213,3%
1618Mercedes C Class44.44142.3265,0%
1724Nissan Qashqai43.52636.06720,7%
1812Hyundai Elantra43.52649.110-11,4%
1915Hyundai Tucson42.73444.689-4,4%
2013Ford Focus42.66948.612-12,2%
2116Volkswagen Passat40.58243.664-7,1%
2225Honda Accord40.29635.62713,1%
2340Mazda CX-539.77129.84033,3%
2423Toyota Hilux39.36237.3675,3%
2631Nissan Sylphy38.88032.67019,0%
2735Nissan Rogue38.87131.80422,2%
2830Nissan X-Trail37.95132.89715,4%
2936Renault Clio37.89630.75023,2%
3022Ford Fiesta37.34537.641-0,8%
3139Mercedes E Class37.24429.98124,2%
3255Audi A436.98725.72143,8%
3334Volkswagen Santana35.55031.84211,6%
3447Volkswagen Sagitar34.87426.74630,4%
3527Kia Sportage34.74933.6093,4%
3619Ram pick-up34.66840.010-13,4%
3726GAC Trumpchi GS434.44234.870-1,2%
3887Chevrolet Equinox34.10319.46475,2%
3921Skoda Octavia33.24039.250-15,3%
4037Toyota Yaris33.03430.7007,6%
4142Volkswagen Bora32.61127.74417,5%
4241BMW 3 Series32.60527.75617,5%
4360Mercedes GLC31.59924.26930,2%
44238Jeep Compass30.7328.877246,2%
4581Geely Boyue30.38120.14750,8%
4683Volkswagen Magotan29.29720.05846,1%
4754Audi Q528.94625.82612,1%
4843Honda HR-V28.82727.5664,6%
4964BMW 5 Series28.78922.87925,8%
5038Buick Excelle28.01630.525-8,2%
5151Peugeot 20827.79226.2186,0%
5249Toyota Highlander27.65826.5094,3%
5345Saipa Pride/ 100-Series27.04327.0430,0%
5448Geely Emgrand EC726.37126.542-0,6%
5553Foton Light Truck25.90625.9060,0%
5644Audi A325.82327.192-5,0%
5776Nissan Sentra25.29520.88821,1%
5882Roewe RX525.22620.13925,3%
5965Chevrolet Malibu24.94322.7959,4%
6052Ford Escort24.91326.018-4,2%
6158Chana Light Truck24.54824.5480,0%
6229Buick Envision24.18033.032-26,8%
63138Mitsubishi Outlander24.15914.55466,0%
6474Ford Ecosport24.05220.99014,6%
6528Chevrolet Cruze23.72433.326-28,8%
6663BMW X123.59523.1821,8%
6759Ford Escape23.53124.306-3,2%
6866Honda Fit23.50722.3915,0%
69109Toyota C-HR23.49717.54833,9%
70Changan CS5523.209
7180Audi A623.02020.20313,9%
72100Maruti Dzire22.54018.08824,6%
73152Chevrolet Cavalier22.52513.41767,9%
7488Changan CS3522.51919.41016,0%
7575Ford Explorer21.85220.9404,4%
7677Nissan Altima21.76720.8134,6%
77112Chevrolet Onix21.71017.38624,9%
7897Buick Verano21.40418.39716,3%
7957Jeep Cherokee21.25324.602-13,6%
8070Ford Transit21.23421.619-1,8%
8150ChangAn CS7521.17126.501-20,1%
8269Jeep Grand Cherokee21.11421.874-3,5%
8390Citroen C320.53119.2386,7%
8467Toyota Vios20.48922.175-7,6%
8679Isuzu D-Max20.27920.2110,3%
87103Baojun 31020.20618.00612,2%
88213Geely Emgrand GS20.08710.33394,4%
89137Geely Vision20.05514.71636,3%
9084Ford Ranger19.85619.8480,0%
9172Hyundai i2019.80821.368-7,3%
92136Renault Captur19.76414.74534,0%
9386Dongfeng Light Truck19.76119.7610,0%
9498Honda Vezel19.72618.1868,5%
9595Kia Rio19.71618.4846,7%
9661Jeep Renegade19.40623.984-19,1%
9762Maruti Alto19.35323.217-16,6%
98132Peugeot 300818.73114.95025,3%
99145Hyundai Creta18.51313.94632,7%
100143Toyota Tacoma18.45214.02431,6%



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