World Best Selling Compact Cars of 2023. Toyota Corolla keeps dominating the rankings (-1.9%), followed by the Honda Civic (+11.6%) and the Hyundai Elantra (+13.9%). Maruti Baleno, GAC Aion S and Lada Granta all enter the Top 10 for the first time.
In the first 3 quarters of 2023, as in the past few years, the best-selling compact car remains the Toyota Corolla with 815,116 sales, a 1.9% 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 342,760 units sold (+11.6%). 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 Hyundai Elantra with 250,087 sales (+13.9%), followed by the Volkswagen Golf with 210,890 new registrations (-12.8%), the Volkswagen Sagitar with 194,407 sales (+22.3%), and the GAC Aion S -up 17 spots- with 182,230 sales (+153.1%).
The Audi A3 with 175,612 registrations maintains 7th spot (+6.7%). Next we have the Maruti Baleno -up 3 spots- with 153,765 sales (+17.7%), the Lada Granta -up 34 spots- at 145,299 (+138.5%) and in 10th place the Honda City -down 4 spots- with 129,958 sales (-22.3%).
Tables with sales figures
In the tables below we report sales for the top 50 models.