World Best Selling SUV ranking in 2018

World Best Selling SUV Mazda-CX-5-2017

World Best Selling SUV ranking year to date 2018 reports the fight for leadership between the Toyota RAV4 and the Volkswagen Tiguan, actually at same level. The recently face-lifted Mazda CX-5 advanced in 7th place.

Global Sales

In the first five months of the 2018, the “SUV” segment accounted for the 34.4% of the global car passenger’s sales, with 13.2 million vehicles sold, up 12.6% from the previous year. All size SUVs are included in this data, with “C segment (compact between 4.2 and 4.5 meters) covering the 57.2% of the segment, the “D” size covering the 35.2% and the recently introduced, “B” size covering 5%, up 18% from the previous year (for data and details, just contact us).

Best Selling Models

The best-selling model year to date May 2018 was the Toyota RAV4, which has taken back the leadership during the 2017 and actually selling 335.128 units (+7.8%).

However, this leadership is under sharp attack due to the Volkswagen Tiguan  fast growth and only peanuts separate the two, with Tiguan at 332.185 units (+13.7%) and already on top in 3 of the past 5 months.

In third place the 2016, the Honda CR-V, with 275.476 units, down 7.3% followed by the Hyundai Tucson with 235.789 units (-0.1%),  the Nissan Qashqai with 224.788 (+5.2%) and the Great Wall Haval 6 with 200.964 (+4.8%).

In seventh place, up 3 spots, therecently face-lifted Mazda CX-5 with 198.136 (+22.6%) ahead of the Nissan Rogue, ranks in seventh place with 197.255 (+8.2%), the Kia Sportage with 192.773 (+7.5%) and in ten place the Baojun 510, the best place new model, with 189.709 (+162.8%)

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Rank 2018Rank 2017 Jan 18Feb 18Mar 18Apr 18May 18YTD May 18
11Toyota RAV465.97856.62774.15263.95874.361335.076
23Volkswagen Tiguan66.46954.09575.60567.53467.630331.334
32Honda CR-V58.81646.41355.29149.26566.918276.704
44Hyundai Tucson40.17442.71453.68251.86047.796236.226
55Nissan Qashqai44.93834.48261.80740.66342.757224.646
66Haval H659.25938.26038.62234.14230.681200.964
710Mazda CX-539.76334.02851.10735.27137.386197.557
87Nissan Rogue38.84241.40146.95727.30342.752197.255
98Kia Sportage35.02632.28341.47041.26842.685192.731
1051Baojun 51058.00633.53541.15833.00724.003189.709
1115Chevrolet Equinox
129Nissan X-Trail
1356Jeep Compass
1422Mercedes GLC
1514Toyota Highlander
1611Ford Escape
1734Ford Ecosport
1820Toyota C-HR
1913Honda HR-V
2036Jeep Wrangler
2116Ford Explorer
2217Jeep Cherokee
2326Audi Q5
2433Hyundai Santa fe
2529Renault Captur
2623Jeep Renegade
2730Geely Boyue
2819Jeep Grand Cherokee
2912GAC Trumpchi GS4
3021Buick Envision
3144Mitsubishi Outlander
3224BMW X1
3338Hyundai Creta
3418Ford Edge
3531Ford Kuga
3645Peugeot 3008
3725Subaru Forester
3835Kia Sorento
3943Roewe RX5
4028Peugeot 2008
4132Nissan Versa
4250Dacia Duster
4339Subaru Outback
4440Honda Vezel
4542Audi Q3
4648Mercedes GLA
47412Changan CS55
4854Volvo XC60
4963Lexus RX
5060Changan CS35
5137Changan CS75
5252BMW X5
5379Chevrolet Traverse
5483Geely Emgrand GS
5578Honda Pilot
5653Toyota Fortuner
5755Honda XR-V
5887Renault Kwid
5968Toyota Land Cruiser
6046Toyota Prado
6195Subaru Crosstrek
6264Mazda CX-3
6367Lexus NX
6473Cadillac XT5
6575Maruti Vitara
6649Dongfeng Fengguang 580
6788GMC Terrain
6858Renault Kadjar
6961Mercedes GLE
70466Hyundai Kona
71157Skoda Kodiaq
7271Buick Encore
7369Toyota 4Runner
7459BMW X3
7565Suzuki Vitara
76132Nissan Kicks
77175Hyundai ix35
7870ChangAn CX70
7977GMC Acadia
8074Fiat 500x
8172Renault Duster
8266Chevrolet Trax
8382Geely Vision SUV
84466Geely Vision X3
85466volkswagen T-Roc
8686Chevrolet Tahoe
87131MG ZS
8889Mitsubishi ASX
8947Opel Mokka
9085Nissan Murano
9127Haval H2
92183Peugeot 5008
93466Baojun 530
9462Dodge Journey
95253Citroen C3 Aircross
9698Mahindra Bolero
9757Nissan Juke
9876Land Rover Discovery Sport
9991Audi Q7
100291Opel Crossland X

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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