World Best Selling Compact Cars 2024. The Top 25 Ranking

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The 2024 Nissan Sentra
The 2024 Nissan Sentra

World Best Selling Compact Cars ranking in  2024. Toyota Corolla still leads the rankings, followed by the Honda Civic (+37.0%). Nissan Sentra booms 42.0% in registrations in Q1. 

Looking at the global ranking for compact cars, autos with a size around 4.5 meters in sedan or hatch body, we keep celebrating the success of the model leading this segment since over 25 years.

In 2024, the Toyota Corolla is again the Queen of the segment with 282,903 cumulative sales in Q1 (+13.8%). Produced in Japan since 1966, the Corolla has been the best-selling nameplate in the World for 25 years and is also the best-selling car in all history, with over 60 million units sold so far.

In second place there is the Honda Civic with 126,903 cumulative registrations from Q1 (+37.0%). 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 ranks the Volkswagen Golf with 90,538 sales (+35.7%), followed by the Hyundai Elantra with 75,925 (-2.7%), the Volkswagen Sagitar with 58,481 (+10.5%), and the Audi A3 -up 1 spot- with 56,333 (+13.2%).

The Maruti Baleno with 52,735 registrations ranks in seventh place (+3.2%) ahead of Nissan Sentra -up 9 spots- with 50,704 (+42.0%), the Changan Eado with 44,737 (25.0%) and in 10th place the Honda City with 41,648 (-10.5%).

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for the top 25 models.

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