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World Best Selling Car Ranking. The best 100 in 2018

World Best Selling Car Toyota-Corolla_Hatchback-2019

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 & Wrangler are among the fastest growing models. 

Global Market Trend

The Global light vehicles market has lost steam in the third quarter, after an almost positive first half.

The first effects of new protectionist introduced by Mr. Trump are impacting the global economy and the automotive sector, already involved in the harsh transition to towards electric vehicles, is marking a step. Despite the temporary positive effect of WLTP introduction in Europe the quarter ended down 3%, with September at record lost – 10.6%, with car passenger’s segment down 18% – due to the European fall after WLTP, plus Chinese crisis.

Year to date September sales have been 70.3 million (+1.3%) and the Q4 outlook is negative.

The achievement of the milestone of 100 million vehicles in a single year expected for the 2019, is now at risk.

Market Sales First Half Sales July Sales August Sales 2018 Variation First Half % July % August % YTD 2018
Car 12.123.656 1.882.093 1.695.631 15.701.381 4,0% 14,3% 18,0% 6,5%
car Mini 781.139 123.810 101.978 1.006.927 -12,9% -47,1% -2,6% -18,5%
Car+LCV 33.285.092 5.082.098 5.431.577 43.798.767 3,7% -2,2% -1,3% 2,3%
LCV 1.130.577 167.974 143.779 1.442.330 5,6% 5,0% 6,9% 5,6%
Total 47.320.465 7.255.975 7.372.966 61.949.405 3,5% 0,2% 2,7% 3,0%

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 seven months of the 2018 is confirming the positions for the top 4 models.

The Toyota Corolla (all versions) is again on top with 900.997 units sold, down 2.8%. It is followed by the Ford F-Series with 813.486 sales (+1.9%) which in recent months was running slow.

In third place the surprise arrived with September updates. Indeed third is now the the Toyota RAV4 is back in fifth place with actual sales at 632.353 units (+4.6%) agining two positions and overtaking the best selling sedan in North America, the Honda Civic with 631.728 (+3.1%) and the dominator of European market, the Volkswagen Golf,  fifth with 614.631 sales, down 6.3%.

In sixth place  the Volkswagen Tiguan which follows with 597.511 units (+14.3%).

In seventh place the Volkswagen Polo with 553.784 sales (+10.0%) followed by the Honda CR-V with 528.124 (-3.1%), the Toyota Camry with 504.255 (+2.4%) and in 10th place the Chevrolet Silverado with 480.964 (+1.1%).

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 2018 Rank 2017 MODEL Sales 2018 Variation 2018
1 1 Toyota Corolla 900.997 -2,8%
2 2 Ford F-Series 813.486 1,9%
3 5 Toyota RAV4 632.353 4,6%
4 4 Honda Civic 631.728 3,1%
5 3 Volkswagen Golf 614.631 -6,3%
6 7 Volkswagen Tiguan 597.511 14,3%
7 10 Volkswagen Polo 553.784 10,0%
8 6 Honda CR-V 528.124 -3,1%
9 11 Toyota Camry 504.255 2,4%
10 8 Chevrolet Silverado 480.964 1,1%
11 12 Hyundai Elantra 473.731 12,3%
12 14 Ram pick-up 445.934 -2,5%
13 13 Hyundai Tucson 418.843 -7,4%
14 20 Toyota Hilux 404.095 10,1%
15 21 Nissan Qashqai 402.270 6,0%
16 17 Honda Accord 370.835 -7,7%
17 18 Volkswagen Lavida 368.518 -4,4%
18 25 Kia Sportage 362.654 11,9%
19 9 Ford Focus 361.775 -27,2%
20 22 Mercedes C Class 358.848 -4,6%
21 23 Volkswagen Passat 350.452 2,3%
22 30 Mazda CX-5 349.384 16,1%
23 15 Volkswagen Jetta 347.106 -14,4%
24 24 Nissan Rogue 344.172 3,7%
25 29 Nissan Sylphy 331.800 15,9%
26 26 Nissan X-Trail 322.404 3,5%
27 16 Wuling Hongguang 320.415 -13,4%
28 37 Chevrolet Equinox 319.169 18,0%
29 83 Jeep Compass 314.492 85,6%
30 31 Renault Clio 312.901 2,7%
31 19 Haval H6 309.321 -11,4%
32 38 Toyota Yaris 307.286 11,0%
33 32 Ford Fiesta 302.041 -2,0%
34 34 Mercedes E Class 301.103 3,6%
35 28 Skoda Octavia 294.504 -2,4%
36 40 Baojun 510 278.849 32,8%
37 33 Mazda3 276.270 -7,0%
38 42 Toyota Highlander 276.076 8,3%
39 41 BMW 5 Series 275.999 14,8%
40 49 Mercedes GLC 273.681 20,2%
41 35 BMW 3 Series 271.813 -5,5%
42 36 Ford Escape 257.708 -9,9%
43 55 Audi A4 254.155 13,4%
44 75 Toyota C-HR 252.193 18,3%
45 92 Ford Ecosport 249.045 33,1%
46 45 Honda HR-V 239.731 -6,9%
47 47 Ford Explorer 234.994 -0,1%
48 46 Volkswagen Sagitar 234.434 -0,6%
49 101 Jeep Wrangler 233.493 30,1%
50 84 Isuzu D-Max 233.233 25,2%
51 62 Jeep Cherokee 231.816 9,1%
52 67 Hyundai Santa fe 231.454 11,7%
53 48 Peugeot 208 229.178 -1,7%
54 50 Nissan Sentra 228.786 -2,0%
55 54 Ford Transit 228.342 0,7%
56 53 Honda Fit 225.647 -0,9%
57 68 Audi Q5 225.010 9,3%
58 51 Audi A3 224.501 -4,6%
59 39 Chevrolet Malibu 223.984 -12,4%
60 78 Renault Captur 216.275 12,7%
61 57 Foton Light Truck 211.490 -13,1%
62 52 Jeep Grand Cherokee 210.510 -8,6%
63 105 Maruti Dzire 209.374 30,2%
64 65 BMW X1 206.910 1,2%
65 63 Jeep Renegade 204.299 -4,2%
66 111 Toyota Tacoma 200.899 23,4%
67 59 Volkswagen Santana 199.407 -1,6%
68 85 Wuling Mini Truck 199.093 1,7%
69 60 Geely Boyue 198.801 2,5%
70 74 Hyundai i20 198.384 -5,1%
71 115 Mitsubishi Outlander 198.205 26,1%
72 86 Kia Sorento 197.020 3,2%
73 71 Kia Rio 196.637 -6,4%
74 99 Hyundai Creta 196.624 16,7%
75 58 GMC Sierra 196.310 -5,9%
76 43 Chevrolet Cruze 195.957 -24,1%
77 81 Ford Ranger 195.028 2,1%
78 90 Citroen C3 193.114 1,8%
79 88 Volkswagen Bora 192.233 8,5%
80 82 Geely Emgrand EC7 192.142 6,0%
81 77 Subaru Forester 191.617 -5,0%
82 64 Buick Envision 190.327 -6,3%
83 44 GAC Trumpchi GS4 190.308 -28,3%
84 96 Dacia Sandero 187.455 2,7%
85 79 Toyota Prius 186.572 -12,1%
86 124 Chevrolet Cavalier 186.012 51,1%
87 87 Audi A6 185.621 -1,8%
88 112 Honda N-Box 185.265 17,4%
89 70 Nissan Altima 182.559 -15,6%
90 Buick Excelle GT 182.306
91 113 Volkswagen Magotan 182.136 14,2%
92 56 Ford Edge 181.213 -17,7%
93 118 Peugeot 3008 180.338 19,4%
94 100 Chevrolet Onix 178.694 7,6%
95 80 Maruti Alto 178.448 -10,5%
96 73 Honda City 176.971 -13,8%
97 93 Opel Corsa 176.204 -11,5%
98 69 Ford Kuga 175.741 -12,8%
99 147 Maruti Swift 172.436 30,4%
100 106 Peugeot 2008 169.879 -0,5%

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