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World Best Selling SUV. The top 100 in the 2018

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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 6th place and the Chevrolet Equinox in 10th.

Global Sales

In the sixth months of the 2018, the “SUV” segment accounted for the 34.4% of the global car passenger’s sales, with 16.1 million vehicles sold, up 13.0% 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 June 2018 was the Toyota RAV4, which has taken back the leadership during the 2017 and actually selling 408.649 units (+7.5%).

However, this leadership is under sharp attack due to the Volkswagen Tiguan  fast growth and only peanuts separate the two, with Tiguan at 405.074 units (+16.3%) and already on top in 3 of the past 5 months.

In third place the 2016 leader, the Honda CR-V, with 338.348 units, down 3.8% followed by the Hyundai Tucson with 278.978 units (-3.1%),  the Nissan Qashqai with 272.047 (+6.0%) and  the recently face-lifted Mazda CX-5 up 4 spots,with 239.639 (+21.9%).

In seventh place the Nissan Rogue with 238.810 (+8.8%) ahead of  the Kia Sportage with 229.945 (+5.6%),  the Great Wall Haval 6 with 219.934 (-3.1%) and in ten place the Chevrolet Equinox just joining the top 10, with 219.600 (+30.0%)

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
11Toyota RAV4408.64973.8527,5%6,2%
23Volkswagen Tiguan405.07467.49216,3%15,9%
32Honda CR-V338.34662.837-3,8%14,3%
44Hyundai Tucson278.98750.576-3,1%-2,1%
56Nissan Qashqai272.04744.3796,0%-1,5%
610Mazda CX-5239.62939.76621,9%14,5%
77Nissan Rogue238.81041.5448,8%11,8%
88Kia Sportage229.94542.4025,6%8,3%
95Haval H6219.93426.428-3,1%-25,1%
1012Chevrolet Equinox219.60034.44130,0%-8,7%
119Nissan X-Trail
1213Baojun 510
1332Jeep Compass
1418Mercedes GLC
1511Ford Escape
1614Toyota Highlander
1735Ford Ecosport
1829Toyota C-HR
1939Jeep Wrangler
2016Honda HR-V
2117Ford Explorer
2226Hyundai Santa fe
2331Renault Captur
2427Audi Q5
2525BMW X1
2623Jeep Renegade
2721Geely Boyue
2819Jeep Grand Cherokee
2943Mitsubishi Outlander
3024Buick Envision
3115GAC Trumpchi GS4
3238Hyundai Creta
3333Kia Sorento
3446Peugeot 3008
3528Ford Kuga
3620Ford Edge
3741Peugeot 2008
3830Subaru Forester
3937Roewe RX5
4034Nissan Versa
4149Dacia Duster
4240Subaru Outback
4344Honda Vezel
4445Audi Q3
4547Mercedes GLA
4650Volvo XC60
47104Changan CS55
4855Lexus RX
4952BMW X5
5056Changan CS35
5167Honda Pilot
5260Geely Emgrand GS
5375Chevrolet Traverse
5478Subaru Crosstrek
5554Honda XR-V
5663Mazda CX-3
5777Renault Kwid
5851Toyota Fortuner
5958Toyota Land Cruiser
6057Renault Kadjar
6161Lexus NX
6236Changan CS75
6348Toyota Prado
6468Cadillac XT5
6566BMW X3
66180Hyundai Kona
6788Skoda Kodiaq
6869Maruti Vitara
6962Mercedes GLE
70332volkswagen T-Roc
7190GMC Terrain
7274Toyota 4Runner
7353Dongfeng Fengguang 580
7471Buick Encore
7585Fiat 500x
76155Hyundai ix35
7772Renault Duster
7873Suzuki Vitara
7964Chevrolet Trax
8083Nissan Kicks
81195Geely Vision X3
8276Geely Vision SUV
8379Nissan Murano
84538Baojun 530
8582GMC Acadia
8680Chevrolet Tahoe
8784Dodge Journey
8886Mitsubishi ASX
89113Peugeot 5008
90117MG ZS
91189Citroen C3 Aircross
9296ChangAn CX70
93103Chery Tiggo 3/3x
9465Opel Mokka
9581Land Rover Discovery Sport
96100Mahindra Bolero
9770Nissan Juke
98166Opel Crossland X
99318Skoda Karoq
10093Audi Q7