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World Best Selling Executive Cars. The top in the 2018

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World Best Selling Executive Cars in the 2018 was 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 seventh place.

Global Sales

In the 2018, the “Executive Cars” segment (the segment E under the European segmentation), registered 2.4 million vehicles sold, down 0.9% from the previous year.

The top three markets for this segment are China (with 38.5% of global sales) USA (with 19.7%) and South Korea (with 10.9%).

  Sales 2016 Sales 2017 Sales 2018 Mix 2018 ‘+/- 2018 vs 2017 ‘+/- 2018 vs 2014
Segment E 2.309.773 2.438.841 2.416.173 100,00% -0,9% 4,8%

Global Executive Cars sales by Brand

BMW is the global leader within the Executive Cars segment with 441.164 units sold in the 2018 (+7.7%), followed by Mercedes with 401.585 (+2.4%) and Audi with 271.585 (+2.5%).

In fourth place Cadillac with 184.996 sales (+22.2%), followed by Skoda – down 5.4% – with 134.567 units and Hyundai with 117.951 (-16.8%).

Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Brand 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 BMW 381.543 409.795 441.164 7,7%
2 2 Mercedes 290.019 392.267 401.585 2,4%
3 3 Audi 292.338 264.965 271.585 2,5%
4 4 Cadillac 131.210 151.378 184.996 22,2%
5 5 Skoda 144.200 142.314 134.567 -5,4%
6 6 Hyundai 154.466 141.738 117.951 -16,8%
7 7 Volvo 54.943 96.832 107.232 10,7%
8 14 Toyota 70.158 64.459 83.853 30,1%
9 8 Chevrolet 120.058 88.556 71.448 -19,3%
10 13 Lincoln 56.860 65.192 60.379 -7,4%

Global Executive Cars sales by Manufacturer

The global leader in the Executive Cars segment is BMW with 441.164 sales in 2018 (+7.7%), ahead of Volkswagen Group – up 2.7% – with 432.579 and Mercedes Daimler with 401.585 (+2.4%).

In fourth place General Motors with 256.481 units sold (+6.6%), followed by Hyundai-Kia with 187.127 (-13%) and Geely Group with 161.767 (+15.7%).

Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Group 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 2 BMW 381.543 409.795 441.164 7,7%
2 1 Volkswagen Group 440.117 421.373 432.580 2,7%
3 3 Mercedes Daimler 290.019 392.267 401.585 2,4%
4 4 General Motors 252.229 240.495 256.481 6,6%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 188.173 215.071 187.128 -13,0%
6 7 Geely Group 106.951 139.766 161.767 15,7%
7 6 Ford Group 158.071 146.670 119.957 -18,2%
8 9 Toyota Group 80.405 72.133 104.249 44,5%
9 8 Renault Nissan Alliance 91.725 103.566 72.096 -30,4%
10 10 Tesla 54.383 66.852 57.180 -14,5%

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 2018 the global leader was unchanged from the previous year, thanks to the success of the Mercedes E Class sold in 401.154 units (+2.8%). 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 380.742 units (+11.5%). 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 247.324 sales (-1.6%) followed by the Skoda Superb with 134.567 units (-5.4%), the Hyundai Grandeur with 111.768 sales (-15.4%), the Toyota Crown with 83.853 sales (+30.1%) and the Cadillac XTS with 80.133 units (+36.4%).

In eight place the Chevrolet Impala with 71.290 sales (-18.8%) ahead of the Cadillac ATS-L with 61.057 (+9.7%) and in 10th place the BMW 7 Series with 58.945 units (-1.6%).

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 2018 Sales 2017 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Mercedes E Class 401.154 390.310 2,8%
2 2 BMW 5 Series 380.742 341.392 11,5%
3 3 Audi A6 247.324 251.298 -1,6%
4 4 Skoda Superb 134.567 142.314 -5,4%
5 5 Hyundai Grandeur 111.768 132.130 -15,4%
6 10 Toyota Crown 83.853 64.459 30,1%
7 12 Cadillac XTS 80.133 58.746 36,4%
8 6 Chevrolet Impala 71.290 87.808 -18,8%
9 15 Cadillac ATS-L 61.057 55.682 9,7%
10 11 BMW 7 Series 58.945 59.932 -1,6%
11 7 Ford Taurus 58.500 80.110 -27,0%
12 9 Tesla Model S 57.180 66.852 -14,5%
13 14 Chrysler 300 53.713 56.904 -5,6%
14 16 Volvo S90 52.365 43.791 19,6%
15 13 Genesis G80 49.006 58.650 -16,4%
16 8 Nissan Maxima 48.564 75.973 -36,1%
17 18 Lincoln MKZ 35.722 41.534 -14,0%
18 19 Acura TLX 34.303 39.624 -13,4%
19 21 Volvo S/V90 32.088 27.773 15,5%
20 17 Geely GC9 30.841 42.760 -27,9%
21 23 Cadillac CT6 27.327 24.594 11,1%
22 29 volkswagen Phideon 26.328 13.561 94,1%
23 99 Geely Emgrand GE 23.571 #DIV/0!
24 26 Lincoln Continental 22.177 20.235 9,6%
25 35 Lexus LS 20.261 7.438 172,4%
26 24 Jaguar XF 19.423 22.899 -15,2%
27 31 Audi A7 19.342 13.074 47,9%
28 20 Peugeot 508 19.128 30.305 -36,9%
29 27 Volvo V90 17.064 15.558 9,7%
30 33 Cadillac CTS 16.479 11.955 37,8%
31 25 Jaguar XFL 15.560 21.012 -25,9%
32 22 GAC Trumpchi GA6 15.471 25.032 -38,2%
33 30 Infiniti Q60 12.146 13.455 -9,7%
34 28 Infiniti Q70 11.373 14.108 -19,4%
35 49 Kia K9 10.923 1.553 603,3%
36 32 Genesis EQ900 8.379 12.300 -31,9%
37 36 Hyundai Azera 5.951 7.200 -17,3%
38 37 Volvo S90/V90 4.635 6.917 -33,0%
39 40 GAC Trumpchi GA8 4.522 4.700 -3,8%
40 99 Audi A6 Allroad 4.461 #DIV/0!
41 39 Citroen C6 4.048 5.915 -31,6%
42 34 Zotye Z700 3.547 9.259 -61,7%
43 43 Roewe 950 3.379 3.114 8,5%
44 41 Lincoln MKT 2.464 3.257 -24,3%
45 44 Chrysler 300C 1.983 2.004 -1,0%
46 50 Acura RLX 1.982 1.308 51,5%
47 99 ChangAn A6 1.553 #DIV/0!
48 53 FAW Hongqi H7 1.108 1.172 -5,5%
49 55 Ford Falcon 823 979 -15,9%
50 46 FAW Besturn B70 803 1.895 -57,6%






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