World Best Selling Compact Cars 2022. Audi A3, MG 5 And Maruti Baleno Enter Top 10 For First Time

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The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla
The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla

World Best Selling Compact Cars of  2022. Toyota Corolla keeps dominating the rankings, followed by the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Golf. Audi A3, MG 5 and Maruti Baleno all enter the Top 10 for the first time.

In 2022, as in the past few years, the best-selling compact car remains the Toyota Corolla with 1.1 million sales, a 2.8% decrease in sales from the prior year. Produced in Japan since 1966, the Corolla has been the best-selling nameplate in the World for 20 years and is also the best-selling car in all history, with over 50 million sold so far.

In second place we have the Honda Civic with 402.022 units sold (-31.6%). Launched in 1972, it is actually at the 11th generation (since 2021), available as both sedan and liftback. The last generation is the only Civic not to offer a coupe version since the second generation because of its declining sales.

In third position there is the Volkswagen Golf with 303,376 sales  (-4.0%), followed by the Hyundai Elantra with 299,221 new registrations (-16.1%), the Volkswagen Bora with 230,215 sales (-7.3%), and the Volkswagen Sagitar with 225,534 sales (-4.3%).

The Audi A3 with 211,996 registrations enters the top 10 taking seventh place, rising 5 spots from the previous year (+19.7%). Next we have the MG 5  -up 3 spots- with 201,441 sales (+10.7%), the Toyota Levin -down 1 spot- at 197,501 (-11.4%) and in 10th place the Maruti Baleno -up 5 spots- with 185,665 sales (+7.8%).

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for the top 50 models.

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