World Best Selling City Cars. The Top in the 2018

World Best Selling City Cars

World Best Selling City Cars in the 2018 with the Indian Maruti Alto leading ahead of the Ford Ka, and the Italian Fiat 500. The Nissan Dayz reported the best improvement of the year, up 121.2%. Renault Kwid advanced 8 spots and ranks in 5th.

Global Sales

In the 2018, the “City Cars” segment contracted worldwide by 7.5% with 4.2 million vehicles sold. This segment includes all four wheels vehicles smaller the 3.6 meters.

2018 vs 2017
2018 vs 2014

Global City Cars sales by Brand

At brand-wise, Daihatsu was the 2018 global leader within the City Cars segment with 546.218 units sold in the 2018 (+20.9%), followed by Maruti with 518.334 (-2.9%) and Suzuki with 489.032 (-1.4%). In fourth place Fiat with 377.097 sales (-13.5%), followed by Hyundai losing -14.1% with 319.086 units and Renault with 256798 (+25.3%).

Rank 2018Rank 2017ModelSales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018

Global City Cars sales by Manufacturer

At Manufacturer-wise, the global leader was Suzuki/Maruti with 1 million sales in 2018 (-2.2%), ahead of Toyota Group with 714.646 – up 17% – and Hyundai-Kia with 538.418 (-8.4%). In fourth place Renault Nissan Alliance with 445.257 units sold (+42.5%), followed by F.C.A. with 377.097 (-13.5%) and Volkswagen Group losing volume – down 11.9% – with 248.055.

Rank 2018Rank 2017GroupSales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018'+/- 2018
22Toyota Group577367610.966714.64617,0%
45Renault Nissan Alliance332173312.440445.25742,5%
66Volkswagen Group285038281.570248.054-11,9%
77General Motors272678241.345238.997-1,0%
99Ford Group144360173.384186.7817,7%

Best Selling Models

In the 2018, the segment leader was the Indian Maruti Alto, already on top of the list in the 2016, with sales at 264.728 (-0.2%).

In second place the Italian Fiat 500 with 177.449 sales (-10.9%), ahead of the Fiat Panda with 174.667 (-9.7%).

In fourth place the Hyundai Grand i10 with 172.922 sales (-6.8%) followed by the Renault Kwid with 166.721 (+34.3%) and the Ford KA, up 2 spots, with 159.580 units (+8.3%).

In seventh place the Suzuki Spacia with 152.104 (+45.2%) followed by the Maruti Wagon R with 152.020 (-8.9%), the Volkswagen Up! with 144.032 (-9.9%) and in 10th place the Nissan Dayz with 141.495 (+121.2%).

In the table below, data for the others models between 11th and 100th place are hidden. Wishing to know more, please contact us.

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 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018
11Maruti Alto264.728265.245-0,2%
22Fiat 500177.449199.160-10,9%
33Fiat Panda174.667193.373-9,7%
44Hyundai Grand i10172.922185.484-6,8%
513Renault Kwid166.721124.09734,3%
68Ford KA159.580147.3018,3%
716Suzuki Spacia152.104104.76345,2%
86Maruti Wagon R152.020166.815-8,9%
97Volkswagen Up!144.032159.843-9,9%
1026Nissan Dayz141.49563.970121,2%
1111Suzuki WagonR
1212Kia Picanto
1310Daihatsu Tanto
145Chevrolet Spark
159Daihatsu Move
1680Daihatsu Mira
1723Perodua Axia
1817Maruti Celerio
1914Hyundai i10
2019Toyota Aygo
2121Renault Twingo
2220Daihatsu Mira e:S
2315Suzuki Alto
2418Kia Morning
2522Smart Fortwo
2637Chevrolet Beat
2724Honda N-WGN
2827Peugeot 108
2928Citroen C1
3025Hyundai Eon
3147Chery eQ
3233Mitsubishi eK
3329Opel Adam
3436Opel Karl
3530Daihatsu Cast
3631Suzuki Mehran
3740Skoda Citigo
3838Perodua Myvi
3932Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox
4039Suzuki Celerio
4159Hawtai EV160
4245Toyota Agya
4342Suzuki Alto Lapin
4448Ford Ka+
4546Daihatsu Ayla
4661Baojun E100
4749Toyota Pixis
4835Fiat Uno
4951Toyota Wigo
5053Zotye E200
5143Chery QQ
5256Honda N-One
5344ChangAn Benben
5434Zhi Dou D2 EV
5567Mazda Flair Wagon
5655Seat Mii
5750Volkswagen Suran
5862Mazda Flair
5963Opel Viva
6065Smart Fortwo ED
6177Daihatsu Atrai Wagon
6268Subaru Stella
6352Haval H1
6441Suzuki Beidouxing
6575Subaru Pleo+
6671Mazda Carol
6770Honda NBOX Slash
6873Zotye E30
6957Daewoo Matiz
7079ChangAn Benni
7181Daihatsu Copen
7274Volkswagen Fox
7360BYD F0
74127Hawtai Lusheng S1
75127Kandi K27
76103Samsung Twizy
7784Peugeot ION
7889Citroen C-Zero
7986Tata Nano
8064Kandi K12
8188Micro Cars Panda
8291Jiangnan Alto
8396Kia Eko (taxi)
8483Fiat 500 1,3 diesel
8585Chery QQ3
8693Kia Eko
8766Chery eQ 1
8895Chevrolet Spark GT
8969Lifan 320
9087Holden Spark
9199Arcfox Lite
92108Zhi Dou D3 EV
9392Mitsubishi i-MiEV
94127Kandi K22
95100Holden Barina Spark
96104Renault Twizy
97101Jac J2
98102Geely LC1
99106Perodua Viva
100107DR Zero