World Best Selling Car in 2015. The Top 100 ranking with Corolla above 1.3 million.

World Best Selling Car

World Best Selling Car ranking in 2015 registers the new All Time record of sales in a single year scored by the leader, the Toyota Corolla, above 1.3 million units. Volkswagen Golf was second, first time over the 1 million.

Having downloaded Chinese market data, we finally we can update the full year 2015 World’s ranking comparing the performance of the top 100 model with the previous year.

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First time ever, a model sold over 1.3 million vehicles in a calendar year and this was -of course – the Toyota Corolla that led the global ranking since “ever” improving volumes year after year. In the 2015 sales climbed at 1.339.024 (+4.7%) thanks to the model success in almost al the countries. The top market for Corolla is the USA with 363.332 sales, followed by China at 300.641 and Japan at 109.027. Last year strong increase were posted in Pakistan (+59.8%), UAE (+37.1%) and Romania (+73.6%).

Celebrating the 40th years of live, the Volkswagen Golf advanced in the second global place, first time ever, outpacing the magic quota 1 million selling 1.041.279 units (+8.4%).  Leader in Europe since 40 years, the top market in the 2015 was again Germany with 270.952 sales, followed by China with 195.845, UK with 75.038, USA with 65.308 and Italy with 44.436. Remarkable the increase scored in USA (+93.9%), Turkey (+45.6%), Canada  (+68.4%) and Mexico (+145%).

The top selling vehicles in US since 40 years, last year advanced in third global place. It is the Ford F-Series sold in 920.172 units (+1.6%). Sales are very concentrated with US and Canada representing 780.000 and 118.837 units respectively.

Second until two years ago, the Ford Focus is declining losing near 20% of 2014 volume and losing two spots with 826.271 sales. However sales lost in China (-37% or around 150.000 units had been more than balance by the launch of the new Escort (entered in the ranking in 84th place with 214.363 sales ).

In 5th place the Toyota Camry with 754.154 sales (-1.9%) ahead of the Hyundai Elantra (746.924, -9.1%), the Volkswagen Polo advanced 3 spots from last year with 698.182 sales (+2.2%) ahead of the leader of SUV segment, the Honda CR-V (696.594, -2.5%), the large pick-up Chevrolet Silverado (up 7 spots with 669.683 sales, +12.9%) and the second best SUV, the Toyota Rav4, up 2 spots with 664.282 sales (+5.5%).

Reading the long list of top 100 models, the falling stars list includes the Ford Fiesta (down 9 spots, 18th with 546.348, -21.5%) and the Chevrolet Cruze (down 5 spots, 16th with 558.815 sales, -16.2%).

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank 2015Rank 2014ModelSales 2015Sale 20142015 VarShare 2015Share 2014
11Toyota Corolla1.339.0241.278.9094,7%1,5%1,4%
23Volkswagen Golf1.041.279960.5698,4%1,2%1,1%
34Ford F-Series920.172906.0711,6%1,1%1,1%
42Ford Focus826.2211.025.467-19,4%1,0%1,2%
56Toyota Camry754.154768.616-1,9%0,9%0,9%
65Hyundai Elantra746.924821.298-9,1%0,9%1,0%
710Volkswagen Polo698.182683.3012,2%0,8%0,8%
88Honda CR-V696.594714.373-2,5%0,8%0,9%
916Chevrolet Silverado669.683593.10312,9%0,8%0,7%
1012Toyota RAV4664.382629.8445,5%0,8%0,8%
117Wuling Hongguang655.531750.019-12,6%0,8%0,9%
1218Volkswagen Passat574.420542.6485,9%0,7%0,7%
1313Volkswagen Jetta563.986615.687-8,4%0,7%0,7%
1414Toyota Hilux563.673603.254-6,6%0,7%0,7%
1517Honda Accord560.244588.856-4,9%0,7%0,7%
1611Chevrolet Cruze558.815666.765-16,2%0,7%0,8%
1715Honda Civic548.430596.887-8,1%0,7%0,7%
189Ford Fiesta546.348695.999-21,5%0,7%0,8%
1919Volkswagen Tiguan501.042492.7991,7%0,6%0,6%
2020Volkswagen Lavida472.841486.802-2,9%0,6%0,6%
2121Kia Sportage451.791452.681-0,2%0,5%0,5%
2223Hyundai Sonata444.169435.3042,0%0,5%0,5%
2426Skoda Octavia425.696395.1307,7%0,5%0,5%
2522Renault Clio414.845435.658-4,8%0,5%0,5%
2625Toyota Yaris412.934414.573-0,4%0,5%0,5%
2728Ford Escape373.351376.508-0,8%0,4%0,5%
2842Haval H6373.229315.88118,2%0,4%0,4%
2970Nissan X-Trail370.566250.84147,7%0,4%0,3%
3029Hyundai Santa fe369.169376.029-1,8%0,4%0,5%
3131Nissan Altima366.534369.461-0,8%0,4%0,4%
3246Mercedes C Class364.668298.80122,0%0,4%0,4%
3334Mazda CX-5357.090354.9210,6%0,4%0,4%
3447Audi A3353.572295.99019,5%0,4%0,4%
3532Nissan Qashqai353.499366.806-3,6%0,4%0,4%
3643Nissan Sylphy345.334312.77510,4%0,4%0,4%
3724Honda Fit339.144428.915-20,9%0,4%0,5%
3837Ford Fusion331.222345.714-4,2%0,4%0,4%
3930BMW 3 Series331.013369.470-10,4%0,4%0,4%
4076Nissan Rogue327.162235.11939,1%0,4%0,3%
41205Baojun 730321.069120.089167,4%0,4%0,1%
4233Chevrolet Malibu315.117357.509-11,9%0,4%0,4%
4352Nissan Sentra306.318283.0518,2%0,4%0,3%
4474Jeep Cherokee301.286237.40126,9%0,4%0,3%
4567Ford Explorer299.652259.91515,3%0,4%0,3%
46104Hyundai Tucson298.685194.59853,5%0,4%0,2%
4744Peugeot 208297.678310.603-4,2%0,4%0,4%
4863Chevrolet Equinox297.557262.00313,6%0,4%0,3%
4941Kia Rio296.916317.573-6,5%0,4%0,4%
5071Buick Excelle GT290.213246.30517,8%0,3%0,3%
5157GMC Sierra288.562270.7796,6%0,3%0,3%
5256Opel Corsa285.792271.8145,1%0,3%0,3%
5335Toyota Prius280.427350.258-19,9%0,3%0,4%
5445Volkswagen Sagitar279.887300.082-6,7%0,3%0,4%
5553Jeep Grand Cherokee278.991280.577-0,6%0,3%0,3%
5651Subaru Forester276.222284.566-2,9%0,3%0,3%
5750Volkswagen Santana276.209285.301-3,2%0,3%0,3%
5860Honda City275.875265.7283,8%0,3%0,3%
5987Hyundai i20274.975216.37127,1%0,3%0,3%
6088Kia Sorento272.271215.75926,2%0,3%0,3%
6161Maruti Alto272.096264.5882,8%0,3%0,3%
6240Chevrolet Sail269.701320.582-15,9%0,3%0,4%
6364Ford Kuga264.037261.1961,1%0,3%0,3%
6466Isuzu D-Max261.729260.4280,5%0,3%0,3%
6577Jeep Wrangler257.941234.6169,9%0,3%0,3%
6662Toyota Highlander257.924262.399-1,7%0,3%0,3%
6748Hyundai Verna257.294294.805-12,7%0,3%0,4%
6854Hyundai Accent251.748273.980-8,1%0,3%0,3%
6938Hyundai ix35246.180324.435-24,1%0,3%0,4%
7081Nissan Versa244.953231.9745,6%0,3%0,3%
7155Ford Ecosport244.248273.961-10,8%0,3%0,3%
7259Toyota Vios240.785267.964-10,1%0,3%0,3%
7397Peugeot 308239.956202.55318,5%0,3%0,2%
74143Foton Light Truck239.488156.78152,8%0,3%0,2%
7590Maruti Dzire236.038210.88211,9%0,3%0,3%
76144Ford Edge232.330156.47648,5%0,3%0,2%
7789Wuling Mini-truck229.661211.1688,8%0,3%0,3%
7886Honda Odyssey222.390220.5060,9%0,3%0,3%
79211Ford Transit222.120116.92690,0%0,3%0,1%
8039Wuling Sunshine221.769321.873-31,1%0,3%0,4%
8175Fiat 500220.637236.466-6,7%0,3%0,3%
82109Peugeot 2008220.244188.61616,8%0,3%0,2%
8379Toyota Aqua215.525233.209-7,6%0,3%0,3%
841053Ford Escort214.3623.7105678,0%0,3%0,0%
8568KIA PRIDE213.234257.705-17,3%0,3%0,3%
8772Mercedes E Class208.604244.274-14,6%0,2%0,3%
88120Renault Captur208.512173.12320,4%0,2%0,2%
89125Geely EC7207.623166.81924,5%0,2%0,2%
90128Ford Mondeo206.798165.67724,8%0,2%0,2%
9196Maruti Swift206.662202.8311,9%0,2%0,2%
9284Volkswagen Bora204.507225.767-9,4%0,2%0,3%
9382Kia K3202.348228.344-11,4%0,2%0,3%
94107Opel Astra202.200191.0125,9%0,2%0,2%
95119Toyota Tacoma200.009174.00914,9%0,2%0,2%
961049Honda HR-V198.7763.7645181,0%0,2%0,0%
97207Honda Vezel197.859118.57466,9%0,2%0,1%
98110Ford Ranger197.232186.4975,8%0,2%0,2%
99106Kia Soul197.160192.8362,2%0,2%0,2%
100427JAC Refine S3196.77950.140292,5%0,2%0,1%