World Best Selling Car. The Top 100 Models in the 2017

World Best Selling Car

Best selling cars in the World in the 2017 reports the global success of SUVs models with Toyota Rav4 and Volkswagen Tiguan escalating positions on top. The event of the year was the second place of Ford F-Series fourth model ever up 1 million

The Top 100 Ranking

Preliminary data regarding the entire 2017, show that the global light vehicles market kept growing for the entire year with a pace near 2% ending the year near 94.5 million units.

As you could read in our reports by segments, almost all segments have lost compared with the previous year, but SUVs grew up at the amazing speed of 12% dragging up the entire sector.

In few years from now, the best-selling car will be a SUV, but at the moment, the leader is unchanged, albeit losing terrain from the last year record. Indeed, the Japanese traditional compact Toyota Corolla (all versions) is on top with 1.22 million sold down 6.6%

So far only three models had outpaced the 1 million milestone in a single calendar year,  the Toyota Corolla, the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf. Now a fourth model did it and is not a C compact car, like the previous three, but a large American style pick up, the best-selling vehicles in US since 43 years. In fact, hitting records month after month, the Ford F-Series advanced in second place with 1.076.000 sales, up 8.7%.

In third place the best seller in Europe, down one spot, the Volkswagen Golf (all versions) with 952.000 sales, down 4.4%.

In fourth place the surprise of the year, the Honda Civic, which took benefit from last generation success in North America and Asia plus the effect of launch in Europe and Middle East. Finally with an appealing style for global clients, the Civic sold 819.005 units, best performance ever for an Honda, up an amazing 21.7% from the previous year.

Celebrating the 20 years on the road, the Toyota RAV4, first SUV ever designed, took full benefit from the last generation launch to jump in 5th place, hitting a wonderful record of 807.401 sales (+11.0%) recovering the leadership in the segment, but also creating a huge gap over the immediate follower, the Honda CR-V, sixth with 748.048 units (-0.4%).

In seventh place the booming SUV Volkswagen Tiguan, first time within the top 10 and up 14 spots with 703.000 units (+34.5%) overtaking in the last months the Ford Focus, down 2 spots, with 671.000 units (-6.3%).

In nine place the Chevrolet Silverado with 660.530 units (+3.3%) followed by the Volkswagen Polo, penalized by the slow rump up of new generation, with 656.000 units (-6.6%).

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 lats 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 2017Rank 2016ModelSales 2017Sales 2016Variation 2017
12Toyota Corolla1.224.9901.311.307-6,6%
23Ford F-Series1.076.551990.2058,7%
34Volkswagen Golf952.826987.730-3,5%
410Honda Civic819.005672.84621,7%
57Toyota RAV4807.401727.27311,0%
66Honda CR-V748.048751.230-0,4%
721Volkswagen Tiguan703.143522.69234,5%
88Ford Focus671.923717.368-6,3%
914Chevrolet Silverado660.530638.1633,5%
109Volkswagen Polo656.179702.222-6,6%
1111Toyota Camry650.048660.840-1,6%
125Hyundai Elantra623.205788.472-21,0%
1313Hyundai Tucson620.678645.277-3,8%
1417Ram pick-up601.929578.3804,1%
1512Wuling Hongguang551.347650.018-15,2%
1615Volkswagen Jetta550.649610.259-9,8%
1716Haval H6531.981580.804-8,4%
1819Honda Accord529.774543.798-2,6%
1918Volkswagen Lavida513.288548.321-6,4%
2025Nissan Qashqai498.853451.80410,4%
2120Toyota Hilux498.093536.933-7,2%
2222Volkswagen Passat469.220522.621-10,2%
2334Nissan Rogue449.992373.57420,5%
2429Nissan X-Trail426.103417.1212,2%
2523Kia Sportage425.471505.558-15,8%
2627Skoda Octavia418.111444.514-5,9%
2732Nissan Sylphy412.412376.8749,4%
2839Mazda CX-5408.417362.74912,6%
2930Renault Clio406.804415.525-2,1%
3024Ford Fiesta403.757462.053-12,6%
3223Buick Excelle390.983475.408-17,8%
3338Ford Escape375.944370.1491,6%
3431Toyota Yaris373.280387.923-3,8%
3571Chevrolet Equinox371.184275.64034,7%
3635Chevrolet Malibu358.317372.472-3,8%
3741Mercedes C Class357.234354.1340,9%
3826Chevrolet Cruze342.275446.121-23,3%
3956Toyota Highlander342.159304.69812,3%
4050Honda HR-V337.213326.2083,4%
4149GAC Trumpchi GS4336.331326.9062,9%
4243Ford Transit325.917337.641-3,5%
4342Volkswagen Sagitar322.261341.331-5,6%
4455Ford Explorer320.720304.7295,2%
4553Nissan Sentra315.568317.324-0,6%
4664Jeep Grand Cherokee314.199282.73011,1%
4744Audi A3307.537337.354-8,8%
482089Baojun 510304.827-#DIV/0!
4948Honda Fit303.640332.963-8,8%
5052Volkswagen Santana303.077318.340-4,8%
5154Peugeot 208302.768317.171-4,5%
5260Ford Edge298.471293.0061,9%
5337Baojun 730293.022370.169-20,8%
5461Buick Envision290.142291.256-0,4%
5540Jeep Cherokee290.043358.248-19,0%
56173Mercedes GLC289.827148.91194,6%
5745Hyundai Santa fe289.740336.228-13,8%
5863GMC Sierra287.435283.2351,5%
5957Isuzu D-Max283.695303.171-6,4%
6033Hyundai Sonata282.535376.318-24,9%
6158Ford Escort282.232296.867-4,9%
62177Jeep Compass282.192148.06790,6%
6368Kia Rio280.154276.3571,4%
6465Jeep Renegade279.541280.027-0,2%
6547Nissan Altima277.769332.968-16,6%
6677Hyundai i20276.955259.9736,5%
6772Subaru Forester275.934265.6023,9%
68239Geely Boyue275.335109.209152,1%
6970Audi Q5273.980275.857-0,7%
70102BMW X1272.235208.81130,4%
7176Honda City269.243260.9553,2%
7246Toyota Prius264.325334.073-20,9%
73897Toyota C-HR263.93011.4452206,1%
7486Renault Captur263.113238.64210,3%
7574Ford Kuga262.797263.586-0,3%
7695Mercedes E Class262.719225.87216,3%
7778Maruti Alto262.241252.5983,8%
7867Kia Sorento260.231277.030-6,1%
7959BMW 3 Series259.991294.550-11,7%
8079Wuling Mini Truck259.982251.9813,2%
8182Foton Light Truck259.977246.1425,6%
8284Ford Ranger257.983240.6027,2%
8394Geely Emgrand EC7257.502227.67213,1%
8462Opel Astra256.491290.160-11,6%
8566Opel Corsa247.677279.315-11,3%
8697Volkswagen Bora246.710222.30311,0%
8780Ford Ecosport245.427251.390-2,4%
8873Nissan Versa245.319263.761-7,0%
89129Citroen C3242.416173.66439,6%
90294Roewe RX5242.29190.033169,1%
91101ChangAn CS75238.534209.37413,9%
9292Subaru Outback235.336229.2092,7%
93103Dacia Sandero235.270206.64313,9%
94112Haval H2232.353197.11417,9%
9589Jeep Wrangler231.097235.627-1,9%
96126Chevrolet Onix230.712174.99631,8%
97195Hyundai Creta230.172136.63168,5%
98169Mitsubishi Outlander228.872151.38251,2%
9969Ford Fusion228.256276.263-17,4%
100138Renault Mégane226.341169.70833,4%
101179Subaru Impreza225.883147.54953,1%
10288Peugeot 2008222.102236.695-6,2%
10385Audi A4221.448239.624-7,6%
104100Toyota Tacoma218.848213.0852,7%
105106Maruti Dzire218.541202.0768,1%


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