World Best Selling Executive Cars in the first half 2018 dominated by the Mercedes E Class with a safe gap over the archrival BMW 5 Series and Audi A6. A new entry in the top 10 was the Cadillac XTS, in sixth place.
In the first half 2018, the “Executive Cars” segment (the segment E under the European segmentation), accounted for the 3.7% of the global car passenger’s sales, with 1.2 million vehicles sold, up 3.1% from the previous year.
The top three markets for this segment are China (with 29.6% of global sales) USA ( with 25.8%) and South Korea (with 8.7%).
Best Selling Models
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 2018 the global leader was unchanged from the previous year, thanks to the success of the Mercedes E Class sold in 214.625 units (+8.0%). 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 186.445 units (+19.8%). 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 126.551 sales (+1.8%) followed by the Skoda Superb with 71.366 units (-2.0%), the Hyundai Grandeur with 58.473 sales (-19.6%), the Cadillac XTS, new entrance within top 10, with 42.889 sales (+53.6%) and the Chevrolet Impala with 33.654 units (-11.9%).
In eight place the Ford Taurus with 32.256 sales (-28.3%) ahead of the Toyota Crown with 31.991 (-5.2%) and in 10th place the Cadillac ATS-L with 30.223 units (+18.8%).
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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 2018||Rank 2017||MODEL||Sales H1 2018||Sales Jun||Variation H1 2018||Variation Jun|
|1||1||Mercedes E Class||214.625||34.185||8,0%||-4,1%|
|2||2||BMW 5 Series||186.445||32.962||19,8%||31,5%|
|11||11||BMW 7 Series|
|12||9||Tesla Model S|
|24||22||GAC Trumpchi GA6|
|32||34||BMW 6 Series|
|41||43||GAC Trumpchi GA8|
|43||117||BMW 6 Series GT|
|46||117||Audi A6 Allroad|