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World Best Selling Small Cars. The top in the 2018

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World Best Selling Small Cars in the 2018 has been dominated by the Volkswagen Polo reinforced by the launch of the last generation and now distributed in Latin America as well. In second place the Toyota Yaris, ahead of the Renault Clio.

Global Sales

We classify as “Small Cars” the 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.

In the 2018, the “Small Cars” segment fell 1.2% globally at 10.1 million vehicles sold.

  Sales 2016 Sales 2017 Sales 2018 Mix 2018 ‘+/- 2018 vs 2017 ‘+/- 2018 vs 2014
Segment B 9.968.169 10.193.889 10.076.385 100,00% -1,2% -8,8%

Global Small Cars sales by Brand

The global leader within the Small cars segment is Toyota with 1.08 million units sold in the 2018 (-1%), ahead of the Volkswagen with 928.449 (+7.1%) and Renault with 835.908 (-5.7%).

In fourth place Honda with 795.136 sales (+6.8%), followed by Chevrolet up 2.9% with 686.724 and Maruti with 533.271 (+21%).

Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Brand 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Toyota 1.028.278 1.095.182 1.084.701 -1,0%
2 3 Volkswagen 861.793 867.142 928.449 7,1%
3 2 Renault 779.642 886.884 835.908 -5,7%
4 4 Honda 717.313 744.586 795.136 6,8%
5 5 Chevrolet 699.637 667.573 686.724 2,9%
6 8 Maruti 370.633 440.701 533.271 21,0%
7 6 Peugeot 470.482 490.745 462.154 -5,8%
8 7 Ford 539.315 467.052 441.633 -5,4%
9 9 Hyundai 433.156 414.489 402.456 -2,9%
10 10 Saipa 340.713 401.046 394.284 -1,7%

Global Small Cars sales by Manufacturer

Renault Nissan Alliance is the global leader in the Small Cars segment with 1.64 million sales in 2018 (-2.1%), ahead of Volkswagen Group with 1.35 million (+3.1%) and Toyota Group 1.09 million (-1.4%).

In fourth place P.S.A. with 957.654 units sold (-5.5%), followed by General Motors 916.752 (-1.9%) and Suzuki gaining volume – up 14.6% – with 812.724.

Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Group 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Renault Nissan Alliance 1.567.511 1.675.273 1.640.643 -2,1%
2 2 Volkswagen Group 1.328.074 1.311.804 1.353.083 3,1%
3 3 Toyota Group 1.061.937 1.102.833 1.087.903 -1,4%
4 4 P.S.A. 965.209 1.013.494 957.654 -5,5%
5 5 General Motors 794.965 934.419 916.752 -1,9%
6 8 Suzuki 578.529 709.177 812.724 14,6%
7 7 Honda Motor 717.313 744.586 795.136 6,8%
8 6 Hyundai-Kia 896.327 771.861 699.579 -9,4%
9 9 Ford Group 539.315 467.052 441.633 -5,4%
10 10 Saipa 340.713 401.046 394.284 -1,7%

Best Selling Models

On top of the best selling ranking there is again the last three years leader, the Volkswagen Polo with 711.827 sales (+9.2%) 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 Toyota Yaris with 403.436 units (+10.6%) overtaking the Renault Clio, with 392.741 (-0.3%) and the Ford Fiesta with 383.382 units (-1.6 %).

In fifth place the Honda Fit with 302.015 sales (-0.9%) followed by the Peugeot 208 with 292.738 (-4.7%).

In seventh place the Maruti Dzire with 268.960 (+19.5%) followed by the Hyundai i20 with 260.469 (-4.5%), the Kia Rio with 258.846 sales (-6.2%) and in 10th place the Chevrolet Onix with 247.998 (+7.5%).

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 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Volkswagen Polo 701.121 651.871 711.827 9,2%
2 4 Toyota Yaris 384.849 364.812 403.436 10,6%
3 2 Renault Clio 399.423 393.791 392.741 -0,3%
4 3 Ford Fiesta 462.065 389.455 383.382 -1,6%
5 6 Honda Fit 333.092 304.893 302.015 -0,9%
6 5 Peugeot 208 315.101 307.296 292.738 -4,7%
7 14 Maruti Dzire 202.076 225.043 268.960 19,5%
8 8 Hyundai i20 258.474 272.600 260.469 -4,5%
9 7 Kia Rio 278.232 275.933 258.846 -6,2%
10 12 Chevrolet Onix 174.996 230.781 247.998 7,5%
11 9 Citroen C3
12 18 Honda N-Box
13 13 Dacia Sandero
14 10 Opel Corsa
15 21 Maruti Swift
16 23 Saipa Tiba/200-Series
17 15 Renault Sandero
18 11 Saipa Pride/ 100-Series
19 19 Skoda Fabia
20 22 Chevrolet Sail
21 17 Toyota Vios
22 20 Mini
23 16 Baojun 310
24 25 Suzuki Swift
25 26 Seat Ibiza
26 24 Volkswagen Gol
27 27 Honda Jazz
28 33 Mazda2
29 30 Nissan March
30 28 Nissan Micra
31 31 Hyundai HB20
32 29 Peugeot 206 sedan
33 32 Chevrolet Prisma
34 40 Tata Tiago
35 35 Renault Logan
36 36 Toyota Vitz
37 72 Fiat Argo
38 34 Audi A1
39 38 Chevrolet Aveo
40 57 Nissan Leaf
41 37 Suzuki Ignis
42 39 Toyota Etios
43 43 Mitsubishi Mirage
44 74 Honda Amaze
45 42 Renault Symbol
46 46 Dacia Logan
47 41 Peugeot 206
48 61 Toyota Yaris sedan
49 50 Toyota Yaris L
50 55 Mazda Demio
51 49 Toyota Passo
52 59 Smart Forfour
53 45 Lancia Ypsilon
54 60 Honda Brio Satya
55 51 Renault Tondar Stepway
56 48 Mini Cooper
57 56 Maruti Ignis
58 225 Volkswagen Virtus
59 52 Volkswagen Voyage
60 63 Toyota Yaris L Sedan
61 88 JMC E200
62 75 Daewoo Nexia
63 47 Fiat Punto
64 58 Ford Figo
65 70 Renault Zoe
66 67 Toyota Vios FS
67 68 Hyundai HB20S
68 44 Chevrolet Sonic
69 92 Toyota Yaris Ativ
70 62 Toyota Etios Hatch
71 53 Kia K2
72 80 MG 3
73 73 Mini Clubman
74 76 Chevrolet Bolt
75 71 DS 3
76 69 Toyota Etios Sedan
77 66 Fiat Siena
78 65 Proton Saga
79 81 Lada Kalina
80 84 Suzuki Cultus
81 86 Mitsubishi Attrage
82 82 Mini Hatch
83 64 Chery Fulwin 2
84 90 Datsun Go
85 83 Datsun on-DO
86 77 Ford Aspire
87 89 Proton Iriz
88 93 Toyota Etios Liva
89 85 Honda Brio
90 79 Tata Zest
91 91 Datsun GO+
92 54 Fiat Palio
93 97 Alfa Romeo MiTo
94 95 Dacia Logan 1,5 Dci
95 99 Renault Clio 1.5 TDCi
96 112 Haima Aishang (M11) EV
97 102 Dacia Sandero 1,5 Dci
98 101 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
99 106 Kia Rio sedan
100 111 Abarth 595






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