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World Best Selling Compact Cars. The top in the 2018

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World Best Selling Compact Cars segment in the first half 2018 2017 achieved fell down 4.9% with 7.2 million global sales. On top of the list the Toyota Corolla, as usual, followed by the Volkswagen Golf and the Honda Civic.

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 first half 2018 counted 7.2 million sales, down 4.9%.

Best Selling Models

After the first half 2018, like in all recent years, the Toyota Corolla is on top of the list with 610.000 units (-0.4%). 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 Volkswagen Golf with 441.000 sales (+0.8%). 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 third place, up 2 spots, the Honda Civic with 424.000 sales (+7.2%). 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).

Down the podium the Hyundai Elantra with 313.000 sales (+13.3%) ahead of the Ford Focus with 273.000 units (-20.2%) and the Volkswagen Jetta with 213.000 sales (-17.1%).

In seventh place the Mazda3 with 188.000 (-3.9%) followed by the Nissan Sentra with 157.000 units (-1.0%), the Volkswagen Sagitar with 156.000 (+11.1%) and in 10th place the Audi A3 with 150.000 (-5.4%).

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 Sales H1 2018 Sales Jun Variation H1 2018 Variation Jun
1 1 Toyota Corolla 610.467 105.334 -0,4% -6,3%
2 2 Volkswagen Golf 441.925 73.165 0,8% -8,0%
3 3 Honda Civic 424.551 72.919 7,2% 1,9%
4 5 Hyundai Elantra 313.509 71.892 13,3% 86,7%
5 4 Ford Focus 273.894 39.712 -20,2% -33,9%
6 6 Volkswagen Jetta 213.784 41.248 -17,1% -7,6%
7 7 Mazda3 188.832 30.316 -3,9% -8,3%
8 10 Nissan Sentra 157.668 28.206 -1,0% -7,4%
9 9 Volkswagen Sagitar 156.615 23.547 11,1% 2,6%
10 11 Audi A3 150.934 26.837 -5,4% 8,6%
11 8 Chevrolet Cruze
12 16 Volkswagen Bora
13 15 Geely Emgrand EC7
14 14 Toyota Prius
15 18 Peugeot 308
16 23 Chevrolet Cavalier
17 13 Honda City
18 25 Maruti Baleno
19 20 Renault Mégane
20 22 BMW 1 Series
21 19 Subaru Impreza
22 24 Skoda Rapid
23 17 Opel Astra
24 12 Ford Escort
25 21 Hyundai Accent
26 27 Toyota Levin
27 26 Mercedes A Class
28 29 Seat Leon
29 32 Geely Vision
30 31 Kia Forte
31 38 Toyota Auris
32 34 Fiat Tipo
33 28 Kia K3
34 39 Hyundai i30
35 43 Changan Eado
36 37 BMW 2 Series
37 36 Peugeot Pars
38 49 Lada Vesta
39 45 Kia Niro
40 46 Kia Cee’d
41 33 Chery Arrizo 5/5e
42 42 Lada Granta
43 41 Iran Khodro Samand
44 30 Hyundai Verna
45 44 Volvo V40
46 66 Hyundai Ioniq
47 47 Citroen C-Elysée
48 58 Kia Cerato
49 40 Nissan Tiida
50 48 Hyundai Avante
51 54 Hyundai Solaris
52 35 BYD F3
53 50 Volkswagen Vento
54 53 volkswagen Golf Sportsvan
55 73 Iran Khodro Dena
56 57 Citroen C4
57 86 BYD Qin PHEV
58 201 Tesla Model 3
59 51 Nissan Sunny
60 55 Peugeot 301
61 61 Tesla Model X
62 60 Nissan Almera
63 56 Maruti Ciaz
64 59 volkswagen Beetle
65 62 Roewe 360
66 64 Lexus IS
67 68 Kia Cerato sedan
68 69 Hyundai Xcent
69 52 Zotye T600
70 165 JAC iEV
71 82 Brilliance H320
72 70 Mazda MX-5
73 353 GAC Trumpchi GA4
74 65 Fiat Egea
75 71 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
76 77 Brilliance H330
77 72 Chevrolet Cobalt
78 132 Kia Pegas
79 353 Fiat Cronos
80 90 Tata Tigor
81 76 BMW i3
82 75 Perodua Bezza
83 63 Renault Tondar
84 99 Citroen C-Quatre
85 84 Dongfeng Fengshen H30/S30
86 79 Nissan Pulsar
87 74 Mitsubishi Lancer
88 81 Lexus CT
89 93 Audi TT
90 92 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan
91 78 Mazda Axela
92 87 Chevrolet Volt
93 353 Roewe Ei5
94 101 Suzuki Every Wagon
95 116 BAIC EU-Series
96 105 Mazda3 sedan
97 88 Mitsubishi Lancer EX
98 96 Dodge Attitude
99 106 Chevrolet Lacetti
100 98 Hyundai Veloster





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