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World Best Selling Compact Cars. The top in the 2018

World Best Selling Compact Cars Toyota-Corolla_Hatchback-2019

World Best Selling Compact Cars segment in the 2018 fell down 7.8% with 14.2 million global sales. On top of the list the Toyota Corolla, as usual, followed by the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Golf.

Global Sales

Models included in our global ranking for the “Compact” or “C segment” (under the EU segmentation) represented by cars with a length between 4.1 and 4.4 meters and aggregated for the scope of this report only with regard to sedan, hatchback, coupe and wagon, excluding the SUV and MPV, reported in a different report.

The “Compact Car” segment (all bodies) in the 2018 counted 14.2 million sales, down 7.8%.

  Sales 2016 Sales 2017 Sales 2018 Mix 2018 ‘+/- 2018 vs 2017 ‘+/- 2018 vs 2014
Segment c 16.423.683 15.339.912 14.148.859 100,00% -7,8% -15,8%

Global Compact sales by Brand

The global leader within the Compact segment is Volkswagen with 2.02 million units sold in the 2018 (-10.9%), ahead of the Toyota with 1.79 million (-4.6%) and Hyundai with 1.44 million (+1.6%).

In fourth place Honda with 1.11 million sales (-1.9%), followed by Ford falling down 31.2% with 659.394 and Chevrolet with 637.989 (-0.9%).

Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Brand 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Volkswagen 2.346.786 2.262.593 2.016.733 -10,9%
2 2 Toyota 2.064.697 1.878.667 1.791.947 -4,6%
3 3 Hyundai 1.655.666 1.414.688 1.437.324 1,6%
4 4 Honda 971.712 1.133.857 1.112.013 -1,9%
5 5 Ford 1.041.407 958.980 659.394 -31,2%
6 6 Chevrolet 606.379 643.694 637.989 -0,9%
7 7 Kia 580.897 631.147 629.785 -0,2%
8 8 Nissan 608.754 574.940 513.001 -10,8%
9 10 Geely 390.843 435.508 430.239 -1,2%
10 9 Mazda 465.948 440.963 400.107 -9,3%

Global Compact sales by Manufacturer

Volkswagen Group is the global leader in the Compact Car segment with 2.67 million sales in 2018 (-10.1%), ahead of Hyundai-Kia with 2.06 million (+0.6%) and Toyota Group 1.87 million (-4.4%).

In fourth place Honda Motor with 1.11 million units sold (-1.9%), followed by Renault-Nissan Alliance 1.02 million (-9.5%) and P.S.A. losing volume – down 18.2% – with 717.044.

Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Group 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Volkswagen Group 3.097.014 2.972.083 2.672.651 -10,1%
2 2 Hyundai-Kia 2.236.563 2.045.835 2.058.841 0,6%
3 3 Toyota Group 2.190.821 1.956.803 1.870.563 -4,4%
4 4 Honda Motor 971.712 1.133.857 1.112.013 -1,9%
5 5 Renault Nissan Alliance 1.176.329 1.124.042 1.017.808 -9,5%
6 7 P.S.A. 1.154.415 876.413 717.044 -18,2%
7 6 Ford Group 1.041.407 958.980 659.394 -31,2%
8 8 General Motors 628.286 666.214 658.224 -1,2%
9 9 Geely Group 507.266 553.070 524.394 -5,2%
10 10 Mazda 465.948 440.963 400.107 -9,3%

Best Selling Models

In the 2018, like in all recent years, the Toyota Corolla is on top of the list with 1.18 million units (-1.8%). Produced in Japan since the 1966, the Corolla is the best-selling nameplate in the World since 20 years and is also the best-selling car in absolute in the history, with over 45 million sold so far. Since 2012, the 11th generation is on sales and distributed in 170 countries. Strange to say, Corolla is not market leader in any single country in the World.

In second place, up 3 spots, the Honda Civic with 826.434 sales (+1.5%). Launched in the 1972, it is actually at the 10th generation (since 2016), available with 3/4/5 doors. The 2017 volume was boosted by the last generation distribution in all countries (over 140) including Europe, where the model is produced in UK (for hatch version) and Turkey (for the sedan).

In third place the Volkswagen Golf with 799.016 sales (-9.1%). Produced since 1974, the Golf has been the best-selling car in Europe since the 1976 and actually is at the 7th generation (since 2012). It is only hatchback (3/5 doors and wagon) because the twin on sedan version is called Jetta. Available with two electric versions, the e-Golf launched in early 2014, and the Golf GTE, the plug-in version launched in the 2015.

Down the podium the Hyundai Elantra with 658.180 sales (+4.5%) ahead of the Ford Focus with 476.369 units (-27.8%) and the Volkswagen Jetta with 467.377 sales (-13.1%).

In seventh place the Mazda3 with 362.759 (-8.4%) followed by the Volkswagen Sagitar with 317.393 units (-3%), the Nissan Sentra with 296.573 (-4%) and in 10th place the Audi A3 with 290.815 (-5.5%).

In the table below, data for the others models between 11th and 100th place are hidden. Wishing to know more, please contact us.

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 2018 Rank 2017 Model 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Toyota Corolla 1.307.188 1.201.884 1.180.304 -1,8%
2 3 Honda Civic 675.801 814.074 826.434 1,5%
3 2 Volkswagen Golf 909.757 878.744 799.091 -9,1%
4 5 Hyundai Elantra 791.466 629.629 658.180 4,5%
5 4 Ford Focus 717.209 659.626 476.369 -27,8%
6 6 Volkswagen Jetta 610.033 537.871 467.378 -13,1%
7 7 Mazda3 423.697 396.140 362.759 -8,4%
8 9 Volkswagen Sagitar 341.331 327.062 317.393 -3,0%
9 10 Nissan Sentra 316.382 308.885 296.573 -4,0%
10 11 Audi A3 336.580 307.672 290.815 -5,5%
11 23 Chevrolet Cavalier
12 15 Geely Emgrand EC7
13 8 Chevrolet Cruze
14 16 Volkswagen Bora
15 13 Honda City
16 14 Toyota Prius
17 18 Peugeot 308
18 25 Maruti Baleno
19 22 BMW 1 Series
20 27 Toyota Levin
21 19 Subaru Impreza
22 20 Renault Mégane
23 24 Skoda Rapid
24 12 Ford Escort
25 26 Mercedes A Class
26 17 Opel Astra
27 21 Hyundai Accent
28 29 Seat Leon
29 32 Geely Vision
30 31 Kia Forte
31 28 Kia K3
32 38 Toyota Auris
33 30 Hyundai Verna
34 39 Hyundai i30
35 34 Fiat Tipo
36 49 Lada Vesta
37 37 BMW 2 Series
38 36 Peugeot Pars
39 45 Kia Niro
40 33 Chery Arrizo 5/5e
41 42 Lada Granta
42 43 Changan Eado
43 50 BAIC EC-Series
44 46 Kia Cee’d
45 41 Iran Khodro Samand
46 44 Volvo V40
47 40 Nissan Tiida
48 47 Hyundai Avante
49 57 Kia Cerato
50 48 Citroen C-Elysée
51 66 Hyundai Ioniq
52 55 Hyundai Solaris
53 107 Hyundai Celesta
54 51 Volkswagen Vento
55 61 Nissan Almera
56 54 volkswagen Golf Sportsvan
57 52 Nissan Sunny
58 35 BYD F3
59 64 Lexus IS
60 72 Iran Khodro Dena
61 56 Maruti Ciaz
62 159 JAC iEV
63 60 volkswagen Beetle
64 71 Chevrolet Cobalt
65 58 Citroen C4
66 59 Peugeot 301
67 69 Hyundai Xcent
68 53 Zotye T600
69 68 Kia Cerato sedan
70 62 Roewe 360
71 333 Fiat Cronos
72 129 Kia Pegas
73 333 Roewe Ei5
74 65 Fiat Egea
75 82 Brilliance H320
76 333 GAC Trumpchi GA4
77 63 Renault Tondar
78 70 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
79 74 Perodua Bezza
80 75 BMW i3
81 76 Brilliance H330
82 89 Tata Tigor
83 85 BYD Qin PHEV
84 80 Lexus CT
85 114 BAIC EU-Series
86 97 Citroen C-Quatre
87 333 ChangAn Eado DT
88 83 Dongfeng Fengshen H30/S30
89 78 Nissan Pulsar
90 86 Chevrolet Volt
91 91 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan
92 73 Mitsubishi Lancer
93 93 Suzuki Ciaz
94 100 Mazda3 sedan
95 77 Mazda Axela
96 79 Honda Gienia
97 104 Chevrolet Lacetti
98 99 Suzuki Every Wagon
99 105 ChangAn Yuexiang V3
100 96 Hyundai Veloster






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