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World Best Selling SUV. The top 100 in the 2018

World Best Selling SUV Toyota-RAV4-2019

Sport Utility Segment grew up 69% in last 5 years and Toyota, Nissan & Honda are the best brands in the segment. However, Nissan-Renault are the best-selling manufacturers. In the 2018, the best-selling model was the Toyota RAV4 for the second year in a row.

Global SUV Sales

In the 2018, global “SUV” sales have been 32.1 million, up 6.0% from the previous year.

The segment is the fastest growing in all regions and in the period 2014-2018 scored an outstanding growth of 69%.

The largest segment within the Sport Utility Vehicles is the “C” with 17.7 million units (+3.2% in the 2018) followed by the “D” with 11.6 million (+7.1% in the 2018) while the fastest growing is the “E” with sales increased 117% in the last 5 years, move than any other.

  Sales
2016
Sales
2017
Sales
2018
Mix
2018
‘+/- 2018 vs
2017
‘+/- 2018 vs
2014
Segment B 1.279.867 1.611.121 2.023.556 6,30% 25,6% 102,3%
Segment c 15.818.855 17.207.441 17.755.336 55,26% 3,2% 67,0%
Segment D 9.451.028 10.835.724 11.607.735 36,13% 7,1% 65,7%
Segment E 351.983 435.634 527.791 1,64% 21,2% 117,2%
Segment F 187.990 206.754 214.996 0,67% 4,0% 58,7%
Total 27.089.723 30.296.675 32.129.415 100,00% 6,0% 69,0%

Global SUV Sales by Brand

Toyota is the global leader within the SUV segment having sold 2.3 million vehicles in the 2018 (+5.8%) ahead of Nissan with 2.24 million (+1.8%) and Honda, which has surprisingly lost volume with 1.84 million (-1.9%) during the run out of CR-V.

Rank 2017 Rank 2018 Brand 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Toyota 1.798.845 2.227.436 2.357.733 5,8%
2 2 Nissan 1.994.370 2.207.815 2.247.771 1,8%
3 3 Honda 1.691.288 1.867.944 1.843.149 -1,3%
4 4 Ford 1.639.915 1.657.931 1.599.119 -3,5%
6 5 Hyundai 1.380.557 1.329.872 1.578.314 18,7%
5 6 Jeep 1.452.506 1.408.951 1.565.746 11,1%
8 7 Volkswagen 575.024 950.712 1.224.975 28,8%
7 8 Chevrolet 902.390 958.502 1.039.582 8,5%
11 9 Kia 936.573 789.234 906.350 14,8%
10 10 Renault 693.187 798.084 824.236 3,3%

Global SUV Sales by Manufacturer

Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi group is the global leader among manufacturers of SUVs with 2018 sales at 4.29 million (+7.2%) ahead of Toyota group with 2.83 million (+7.7%) and the fast growing Volkswagen Group with 2.53 million (+22.1%).

Rank 2017 Rank 2018 Group 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Renault Nissan Alliance 3.585.253 4.008.978 4.297.683 7,2%
2 2 Toyota Group 2.223.936 2.629.201 2.830.595 7,7%
5 3 Volkswagen Group 1.489.675 2.076.401 2.535.224 22,1%
3 4 General Motors 2.215.533 2.479.243 2.510.371 1,3%
4 5 Hyundai-Kia 2.317.130 2.119.106 2.484.664 17,3%
7 6 F.C.A. 1.832.848 1.827.457 1.992.561 9,0%
6 7 Honda Motor 1.821.468 2.003.949 1.981.038 -1,1%
8 8 Ford Group 1.744.484 1.772.076 1.714.405 -3,3%
10 9 Geely Group 492.803 894.303 1.230.653 37,6%
9 10 P.S.A. 753.645 941.550 1.124.321 19,4%

Best Selling Models

Finally we report on the Top 100 models sales (out of the 607 models tracked in our Global Auto Database).

As first we wish to highlight as we do not assembly sales of vehicles sold under different nameplates and in this ranking we are not adding sales of Renault Duster to those under Dacia Duster, despite we know they are the same model under different umbrella. The reason behind this choice is we have chosen to look at this ranking as consumers do.

Said this, we announce that the winner of the 2018 race for the best-selling model was on top for the second year in a row by the Toyota RAV4  with 830.928 sales (+3.7%).

This has been the first Sport Utility Vehicles sold worldwide, launched in Japan and Europe in the 1994 and actually at the 5th generation, launched during the year all over the World (in US just in December).

The second best-selling SUV is the Volkswagen Tiguan with 789.924 units (+8.4%), up one place from the previous year. The Tiguan is produced since the 2007 but is a global car just since the introduction of the second generation in the 2016.

In third place the 2016 leader, the Honda CR-V, with 741.032 units, down 2.3%. Produced since the 1995, this model has been stable in the last three years despite of the introduction – in the 2017 – of the 4th generation.

In fourth place the Hyundai Tucson with 569.967 units (-9.3%) the largest annual lost among the Top 30 SUVs, followed by the Nissan Qashqai with 519.632 (+3.7%) and leader in the compact SUVs segment.

In sixth place the Kia Sportage with 482.116 (+12.1%) followed by  the first Chinese model, the Haval 6 with 460.820 (-9.4%) – losing under the weight of the age – and by the recently face-lifted Mazda CX-5 up 4 spots,with 457.823 (+11.3%).

In nine place the Nissan Rogue with 454.061 units (+1.1%) and in ten place the Chevrolet Equinox just joining the top 10, with 437.519 sales (+16.4%).

In the table below we show the Top 100 ranking with sales figures limited to the Top 10. Wishing all figures, just contact us.

Rank 2017 Rank 2018 Model 2016 2017 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Toyota RAV4 728.763 801.395 830.928 3,7%
3 2 Volkswagen Tiguan 525.842 728.494 789.928 8,4%
2 3 Honda CR-V 752.155 758.617 741.302 -2,3%
4 4 Hyundai Tucson 646.989 628.289 569.987 -9,3%
6 5 Nissan Qashqai 452.638 501.319 519.632 3,7%
8 6 Kia Sportage 508.390 429.965 482.116 12,1%
5 7 Haval H6 580.858 508.378 460.820 -9,4%
10 8 Mazda CX-5 363.958 410.999 457.283 11,3%
7 9 Nissan Rogue 373.503 449.130 454.061 1,1%
12 10 Chevrolet Equinox 275.704 375.813 437.519 16,4%
9 11 Nissan X-Trail
32 12 Jeep Compass
13 13 Baojun 510
14 14 Toyota Highlander
18 15 Mercedes GLC
11 16 Ford Escape
29 17 Toyota C-HR
17 18 Ford Explorer
35 19 Ford Ecosport
16 20 Honda HR-V
26 21 Hyundai Santa fe
22 22 Jeep Cherokee
27 23 Audi Q5
19 24 Jeep Grand Cherokee
39 25 Jeep Wrangler
25 26 BMW X1
31 27 Renault Captur
30 28 Subaru Forester
21 29 Geely Boyue
23 30 Jeep Renegade
38 31 Hyundai Creta
43 32 Mitsubishi Outlander
33 33 Kia Sorento
15 34 GAC Trumpchi GS4
24 35 Buick Envision
20 36 Ford Edge
46 37 Peugeot 3008
28 38 Ford Kuga
37 39 Roewe RX5
34 40 Nissan Versa
40 41 Subaru Outback
41 42 Peugeot 2008
50 43 Dacia Duster
44 44 Honda Vezel
55 45 Lexus RX
47 46 Mercedes GLA
51 47 Volvo XC60
66 48 BMW X3
45 49 Audi Q3
48 50 Toyota Fortuner
67 51 Honda Pilot
181 52 Hyundai Kona
58 53 Toyota Land Cruiser
105 54 Changan CS55
52 55 BMW X5
339 56 volkswagen T-Roc
61 57 Lexus NX
60 58 Geely Emgrand GS
54 59 Honda XR-V
77 60 Renault Kwid
78 61 Subaru Crosstrek
63 62 Mazda CX-3
69 63 Maruti Vitara
75 64 Chevrolet Traverse
36 65 Changan CS75
83 66 Nissan Kicks
49 67 Toyota Prado
68 68 Cadillac XT5
56 69 Changan CS35
74 70 Toyota 4Runner
62 71 Mercedes GLE
156 72 Hyundai ix35
57 73 Renault Kadjar
88 74 Skoda Kodiaq
72 75 Renault Duster
64 76 Chevrolet Trax
90 77 GMC Terrain
79 78 Nissan Murano
71 79 Buick Encore
76 80 Geely Vision SUV
196 81 Geely Vision X3
80 82 Chevrolet Tahoe
73 83 Suzuki Vitara
53 84 Dongfeng Fengguang 580
118 85 MG ZS
42 86 Haval H2
85 87 Fiat 500x
86 88 Mitsubishi ASX
84 89 Dodge Journey
549 90 Baojun 530
114 91 Peugeot 5008
82 92 GMC Acadia
190 93 Citroen C3 Aircross
93 94 Audi Q7
70 95 Nissan Juke
319 96 Skoda Karoq
167 97 Opel Crossland X
104 98 Chery Tiggo 3/3x
81 99 Land Rover Discovery Sport
108 100 Volvo XC90

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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