World Best Selling Compact Cars segment in the First Half of 2019 fell down 14.6% with 6.2 million global sales. The Toyota Corolla still dominates the ranking, followed by the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Golf.
In the First Half of 2019, like in all recent years, the best-selling compact car was the Toyota Corolla with 598.038 units (-1.7%). 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, the Honda Civic with 416.108 sales (-0.7%). 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 364.366 sales (-18.1%). 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.
In fourth position, the Hyundai Elantra with 195.871 sales – losing a huge 37.5% – ahead of the Ford Focus with 187.088 units (-31.7%) and the Volkswagen Jetta with 180.821 sales (-15.5%).
In seventh place the Mercedes A Class with 148.984 (+91%) followed by the Mazda3 with 148.455 units (-21.5%), the Nissan Sentra with 141.173 (-10.5%) and in 10th place the Volkswagen Bora with 136.346 (+2.3%).
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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 2019||Rank 2018||Model||Sales First Half 2019||'+/- 2019|
|7||27||Mercedes A Class||148.984||91,00%|
|14||12||Geely Emgrand EC7|
|18||21||BMW 1 Series|
|36||36||BMW 2 Series|
|48||39||Chery Arrizo 5/5e|