World Best Selling Executive Cars. The top in the 2019

World Best Selling Executive Cars

World Best Selling Executive Cars in 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, landing in 11th 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 2019 the global leader was unchanged from the previous year, thanks to the success of the Mercedes E Class sold in 396.837 units (-0.9%). 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 361.560 units (-3.2%). 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 238.561 sales (-4.1%) followed by the Skoda Superb with 101.973 units (-21.4%), the Hyundai Grandeur with 100.617 sales (-11%), the Cadillac XTS  with 54.144 sales (-35%) and the BMW 7 Series with 52.968 units (-6.7%).

In eight place the Chevrolet Impala with 52.790 sales (-20.4%) ahead of the Volvo S90 with 50.290 (-2.9%) and in 10th place the Toyota Crown with 46.628 units (-46.2%).

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 2019Sales 20182019 Var
11Mercedes E Class396837400313-0,9%
22BMW 5 Series361560373538-3,2%
33Audi A6238561248886-4,1%
44Skoda Superb101973129660-21,4%
55Hyundai Grandeur100617113109-11,0%
67Cadillac XTS5414483318-35,0%
712BMW 7 Series5296856782-6,7%
88Chevrolet Impala5279066328-20,4%
913Volvo S905029051799-2,9%
106Toyota Crown4662886662-46,2%
1127Peugeot 508
1215Nissan Maxima
1310Tesla Model S
1416Genesis G80
1520Cadillac CT6
1614Chrysler 300
1717Lincoln MKZ
1818Acura TLX
199Ford Taurus
2011Cadillac ATS-L
2121Lexus LS
2224Geely Emgrand GE
2319Volvo S/V90
2426Audi A7
2596Geely Borui GE
2625Lincoln Continental
2732GAC Trumpchi GA6
2823volkswagen Phideon
2930Jaguar XF
3028Volvo V90
3133Kia K9
3229Cadillac CTS
3335Infiniti Q60
3437Volvo S90/V90
3534Infiniti Q70
3622Geely GC9
3731Jaguar XFL
3844Lincoln MKT
3939Hyundai Azera
4043Zotye Z700
4141Citroen C6
4246Chrysler 300C
4340GAC Trumpchi GA8
4438Audi A6 Allroad
4542Roewe 950
4648FAW Hongqi H7
4745Acura RLX
4849Ford Falcon
4950Volvo V70
5052BMW 5 Series 5,2D