World Best Selling Executive Cars. The top in the 2019

World Best Selling Executive Cars

World Best Selling Executive Cars ranking in the First Half of 2019 was still dominated by the Mercedes E Class with a safe gap over the archrival BMW 5 Series and Audi A6. Impressive performance scored by the Peugeot 508, jumping in 12th place.

Vehicles included in this ranking are only 3/4/5 doors and wagon, while SUVs and MPVs are reported under the specific segment ranking.

In the First Half of 2019 the global leader was unchanged from the previous year, thanks to the success of the Mercedes E Class sold in 204.292 units (-4.7%). Despite several predecessors had been on sales since 1953, starting with the new naming strategy applied by Mercedes in early ’90s, the model started production in the 1993 and actually is at the 5th generation (since 2016).

In second place the BMW 5 Series with 176.910 units (-4.8%). Manufactured since 1972, the 5 Series is the second best-selling BMW ever with over 7 million sales globally so far. In February 2017 the 7th generation production began.

In third place the Audi A6 with 104.708 sales (-15.3%) followed by the Hyundai Grandeur with 53.451 units (-8.6%), the Skoda Superb with 51.948 sales (-26.7%), the Cadillac XTS  with 43.739 sales (+2%) and the Chevrolet Impala with 30.819 units (-8.6%).

In eight place the Toyota Crown with 30.186 sales (-2.3%) ahead of the BMW 7 Series with 26.691 (-5%) and in 10th place the Volvo S90 with 23.973 units (-10%).

In the table below, data for the other 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 2019Rank 2018ModelSales First Half 2019'+/- 2019
11Mercedes E Class204.292-4,70%
22BMW 5 Series176.910-4,80%
33Audi A6104.709-15,30%
45Hyundai Grandeur53.451-8,60%
54Skoda Superb51.948-26,70%
66Cadillac XTS43.7392,00%
78Chevrolet Impala30.819-8,60%
87Toyota Crown30.186-2,30%
911BMW 7 Series26.691-5,00%
1013Volvo S9023.973-10,00%
1110Cadillac ATS-L
1227Peugeot 508
139Tesla Model S
1415Nissan Maxima
1514Chrysler 300
1612Ford Taurus
1716Genesis G80
1817Lincoln MKZ
1918Acura TLX
2020Cadillac CT6
2126Audi A7
2221Lexus LS
2319Volvo S/V90
2425Lincoln Continental
2529Jaguar XF
2628Volvo V90
2724Geely Emgrand GE
2823volkswagen Phideon
2934Kia K9
3030Cadillac CTS
3122Geely GC9
3237Volvo S90/V90
3332GAC Trumpchi GA6
3433Infiniti Q60
3535Infiniti Q70
3644Lincoln MKT
3731Jaguar XFL
3839Hyundai Azera
3942Roewe 950
4038Audi A6 Allroad
4140GAC Trumpchi GA8
4246Chrysler 300C
4341Citroen C6
4445Acura RLX
4543Zotye Z700
4648FAW Hongqi H7
4750Volvo V70
4849Ford Falcon
4952BMW 5 Series 5,2D
5054BMW 740e