World Best Selling Car Ranking. The best 100 in 2018

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World Best Selling Car ranking in the 2018 with a battle in place for the SUVs segment leadership between the segment icon, the  Toyota Rav4 and the emerging Volkswagen Tiguan. The Jeep Compass boomed in 33rd place, up 49 spots

Global Vehicles Sales

Global light vehicles market is growing since the 2009 uninterruptedly with a stable pace between 2 and 3 percent. In the last five years grew up from 80 to 94 million units and in the 2108 is projected at 98 million, to hit the 100 million target next year. The start of the year was in line with expectations with global sales in January at 7.8 million (+6.4%), in February at 6.7 million (-1.1%) and in March at 9.3 million (+1.6%) ending the first quarter with  24.08 million (+2.9%). In April sales were 7.4 million (+5.0%) and in May 7.85 million (+3.6%).

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.

The best selling models ranking in the first four months of the 2018 has confirmed the positions for the top 4 models.

The Toyota Corolla (all versions) is again on top with 501.013 units sold, up 0.1% and is followed by the Ford F-Series with 441.025 sales (+3.9%) and the dominator of European market, the Volkswagen Golf,  with 367.655 sales, up 2.4%

In fourth place, the Honda Civic with 350.146 (+7.8%) few units ahead of the leader in SUV segment. Here the competition is very interesting with two models fighting with a narrow gap. After May data,  the Toyota RAV4 was back in fifth place with 335.325 units (+8.1%) overtaking again the Volkswagen Tiguan, ahead a months ago, and now sixth with 335.540 units (+14.4%).

In seventh place the Volkswagen Polo with 301.908 sales (+8.0%) followed by the Toyota Camry with 284.483 (+9.7%), the Honda CR-V with 271.708 (-8.5%) and in 10th place the Chevrolet Silverado with 264.188 (+9.9%).

Emerging models are the Bajoun 510, advanced in 25th place, up 15 spots, with 189.709 sales, the Jeep Compass, 33rd, up 49 spots, with 176.485 sales and the Jeep Wrangler, 48th and up 52 spots, with 134.502 sales.

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 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 2018Sales MayVariation 2018Variation May
11Toyota Corolla501.013107.0990,1%0,8%
22Ford F-Series441.025103.0673,9%10,9%
33Volkswagen Golf367.65570.0422,4%-8,6%
44Honda Civic350.14679.4817,8%13,7%
55Toyota RAV4335.32575.0948,1%3,0%
67Volkswagen Tiguan333.54070.49314,4%14,4%
710Volkswagen Polo301.90864.3148,0%7,2%
811Toyota Camry284.48360.4359,7%8,1%
96Honda CR-V271.70864.442-8,5%6,8%
108Chevrolet Silverado264.18860.9549,9%21,2%
1112Hyundai Elantra236.15750.858-0,8%16,0%
1213Hyundai Tucson235.26946.804-0,4%-6,6%
139Ford Focus231.61452.593-18,3%-8,3%
1414Ram pick-up230.72959.454-9,5%-1,0%
1521Nissan Qashqai223.59542.7335,8%-2,2%
1620Toyota Hilux219.19946.3628,1%14,0%
1716Wuling Hongguang205.13632.587-9,4%-10,6%
1822Mercedes C Class204.09541.882-3,5%1,2%
1919Haval H6201.64430.9015,2%-12,6%
2030Mazda CX-5199.69839.53423,6%22,0%
2124Nissan Rogue197.26642.7638,2%15,9%
2218Volkswagen Lavida196.86243.873-10,7%16,0%
2323Volkswagen Passat196.15437.8331,7%-13,5%
2425Kia Sportage190.18641.3326,1%15,5%
2540Baojun 510189.70924.003162,8%-0,4%
2617Honda Accord185.55739.877-12,0%-20,2%
2732Ford Fiesta185.20534.682-6,0%-5,4%
2837Chevrolet Equinox185.04840.61041,0%31,9%
2934Mercedes E Class180.51635.30710,7%0,3%
3026Nissan X-Trail178.78134.3387,4%-0,5%
3131Renault Clio177.06437.3831,3%-0,4%
3215Volkswagen Jetta176.70242.681-17,2%-2,7%
3382Jeep Compass176.48540.498156,0%103,5%
3429Nissan Sylphy173.54239.97515,3%20,8%
3528Skoda Octavia172.11533.5521,3%1,2%
3638Toyota Yaris164.90331.9435,3%2,0%
3842BMW 5 Series154.98131.56618,8%39,1%
3946Audi A4154.91127.88312,6%-3,5%
4050Mercedes GLC154.17131.27526,7%19,2%
4135BMW 3 Series151.64830.180-5,4%-8,7%
4241Toyota Highlander141.98733.1352,8%13,9%
4336Ford Escape141.30133.307-9,7%-4,9%
4449Peugeot 208140.50125.9224,9%-5,4%
4592Ford Ecosport137.50930.15837,8%49,6%
4676Toyota C-HR136.53327.89310,9%4,3%
4745Honda HR-V135.50227.427-6,4%-8,7%
48100Jeep Wrangler134.50228.94940,4%24,9%
4947Volkswagen Sagitar133.62523.15613,3%17,0%
5051Nissan Sentra129.53224.5010,6%-3,3%
5148Ford Explorer126.98927.042-1,8%-8,5%
5262Jeep Cherokee124.21729.667-3,3%19,2%
5352Audi A3123.64227.229-8,3%-2,0%
5467Audi Q5123.28623.75613,8%9,7%
5543Chevrolet Cruze122.37924.227-19,0%-14,7%
5659Volkswagen Santana121.66923.1697,3%24,7%
5785Wuling Mini Truck120.31023.233-0,8%0,0%
5854Honda Fit118.39621.798-3,2%-7,2%
5984Hyundai Santa fe118.36426.29218,2%28,0%
6039Chevrolet Malibu117.90724.455-8,8%-26,2%
6172Hyundai i20117.84923.9840,7%-0,7%
6255Ford Transit117.25827.868-13,9%-8,0%
6379Renault Captur117.05126.43811,7%25,4%
6463Jeep Renegade116.97427.764-3,7%5,7%
65104Maruti Dzire115.97624.36568,6%158,8%
6660Geely Boyue115.58721.29212,1%0,7%
6753Jeep Grand Cherokee115.03226.696-7,3%-2,0%
6883Isuzu D-Max113.58722.9137,0%13,0%
6957Foton Light Truck112.67926.466-22,7%0,0%
7044GAC Trumpchi GS4112.56417.245-24,6%-45,5%
7165Buick Envision112.21522.087-9,1%-6,1%
7290Citroen C3111.79820.800-2,7%-12,9%
73113Mitsubishi Outlander111.35724.38831,8%45,7%
7464BMW X1111.16124.313-2,7%-3,9%
7571Kia Rio111.09323.2892,4%0,5%
7688Volkswagen Bora110.79917.18311,8%21,8%
7786Audi A6108.30720.9644,9%-3,2%
78111Volkswagen Magotan108.29520.51426,4%-0,7%
7980Ford Ranger107.61422.0805,2%-1,3%
8098Hyundai Creta106.15523.22318,3%24,7%
8127Buick Excelle106.14614.520-35,3%-52,5%
8277Toyota Prius105.83221.149-15,2%-19,0%
8368Nissan Altima105.75424.685-17,6%-5,2%
8496Dacia Sandero105.71623.7726,4%1,5%
8581Geely Emgrand EC7105.40820.4663,6%17,8%
8656Ford Edge104.02821.581-16,9%-23,1%
87109Toyota Tacoma103.58823.37619,6%18,4%
8869Ford Kuga103.56517.7281,0%-6,8%
89117Peugeot 3008103.03521.71126,1%16,4%
90124Chevrolet Cavalier102.20322.85863,6%182,8%
9158GMC Sierra99.92324.388-10,6%6,4%
9287Kia Sorento99.78322.0681,6%1,0%
9374Subaru Forester99.60021.253-10,6%-15,5%
9493Opel Corsa99.21020.229-17,5%-13,2%
95105Peugeot 200899.15218.480-5,5%-10,7%
9697Roewe RX598.43916.41416,2%-2,4%
9775Honda City96.28917.460-15,3%-16,5%
9891Nissan Versa95.00718.392-5,6%-9,4%
99110Honda N-Box93.54813.1185,6%0,0%
10099Chevrolet Onix93.08918.54710,9%-0,8%