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World Best Selling Small Cars. The top in the 2018


World Best Selling Small Cars in the first half of the 2018 was dominated again by the Volkswagen Polo reinforced by the launch of the last generation and now distributed in Latin America as well. In second place th Renault Clio.


We classify as “Small Cars” compact vehicles with a length between 3.50 and 4.10 mm. In North America this segment is called sub-compact car (according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a passenger car not exceeding 165 inches (4,191 mm) in length, but larger than a microcar) while in Europe the segment equates roughly B-segment. While traditionally the segment was composed by vehicles hatchback or sedan, in recent evolution new models have been produced within the 4.10 mm with a MPV (Multi Purpose vehicles) shape and even with a SUV look. While we are able to sub-segment the market both by size and by body, for the scope of this report, we include in “Small Cars” segment just sedan and hatch models, considering we have a report dedicated to SUVs and MPVs.

Best Selling Models

During the first half 2018, the “small Cars” segment grew up 4.0% globally at 6.94 million vehicles sold.

On top of the best selling ranking there is again the last three years leader, the Volkswagen Polo with 375.590 sales (+8.3%) with a huge gap over all the followers. Produced since the 1975, in over 12 million units so far. In September 2017 the 6th generation was released for sales in almost all countries in the World.

In second place, the Renault Clio with 226.041 units (+2.6%) overtaking the Ford Fiesta, with 218.674 (-5.2%) and the Toyota Yaris with 198.234 units (+5.6 %).

In fifth place the Peugeot 208 with 166.887 sales (+1.9%) followed by the Honda Fit with 148.204 (-0.2%).

In seventh place the Hyundai i20 with 141.98 (+0.4%) followed by the Maruti Dzire with 140.441 (+73.7%), the Citroen C3 with 136.328 sales (-1.4%) and in 10th place the Kia Rio with 132.431 (+0.2%).

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 2018Rank 2017MODELSales H1 2018Sales JunVariation H1 2018Variation Jun
11Volkswagen Polo375.59074.1538,3%10,0%
22Renault Clio226.04146.5132,6%3,8%
33Ford Fiesta218.67435.546-5,2%1,9%
44Toyota Yaris198.23433.9175,6%6,2%
55Peugeot 208166.88726.7951,9%-9,3%
69Renault Captur149.01132.08812,8%18,7%
76Honda Fit148.20430.116-0,2%15,0%
88Hyundai i20141.94825.3120,4%0,5%
915Maruti Dzire140.44124.46573,7%103,0%
1010Citroen C3136.32824.066-1,4%4,3%
117Kia Rio
1212Dacia Sandero
1320Honda N-Box
1411Opel Corsa
1516Peugeot 2008
1614Chevrolet Onix
1723Maruti Swift
1813Saipa Pride/ 100-Series
1921Skoda Fabia
2017Renault Sandero
2124Chevrolet Sail
2218Baojun 310
2319Toyota Vios
2530Seat Ibiza
2629Suzuki Swift
2726Nissan Note
2835Renault Kwid
2927Kia Soul
30158volkswagen T-Roc
3132Buick Encore
3225Saipa Tiba/200-Series
3334Honda Jazz
3437Nissan Kicks
3528Volkswagen Gol
3636Nissan Micra
3733Toyota Sienta
3939Nissan March
4097Citroen C3 Aircross
4138Peugeot 206 sedan
4242Chevrolet Prisma
4331Nissan Juke
4440Hyundai HB20
4548Audi Q2
4644Audi A1
4745Renault Logan
4857Tata Tiago
4950Toyota Roomy
5041Honda Freed
5149Maruti Omni
5246Toyota Vitz
5347Suzuki Ignis
54103Fiat Argo
5580Nissan Leaf
5651BAIC EC 180
5762Mini Countryman
5854Toyota Etios
5958Toyota Tank
6052Fiat Mobi
6159Peugeot 206
6255Dacia Logan
6353Chevrolet Aveo
64292Suzuki Xbee
6563Mitsubishi Mirage
6656Suzuki Hustler
6760Renault Symbol
6861Maruti Ertiga
6975Dacia Dokker
7068Honda WR-V
7179Maruti Ignis
7266Lancia Ypsilon
7378Mazda Demio
74145Tata Nexon
7564Honda BR-V
7671Toyota Yaris L
7783Smart Forfour
7870Toyota Passo
7985Honda Brio Satya
80106Honda Amaze
81109Maruti S-Cross
8276Suzuki Solio
8386Toyota Yaris sedan
8472Renault Tondar Stepway
8582Suzuki Ertiga
8667Fiat Punto
8769Mini Cooper
88118Toyota Rush
8973Volkswagen Voyage
9087Toyota Etios Hatch
91292Volkswagen Virtus
9288Toyota Yaris L Sedan
9393Toyota Vios FS
9495Mitsubishi Space Star
95128JMC E200
9681Ford Figo
97101Renault Zoe
98110Daewoo Nexia
9965Chevrolet Sonic
10074Kia K2