World 2000: VW Golf in pole position!
* See the Top 120 best-selling models by clicking on 'Read more' at end of post! *
Thanks to a tip from Florian, we now have access to the 120 best-sellers in the entire world, data sourced on Interautonews and AutoWorld. We were expecting the Toyota Corolla to lead the way, not so! 2000 is a real year off for the Corolla, only 10th with 603,351 sales...
The VW Golf is the best-selling car in the world in 2000 with no less than 1,143,044 units sold (including 690,400 in Europe). The Ford F-Series is #2 with 1,006,325 sales, including 876,716 in the US, ahead of the Opel Astra at 929,594 units and the Ford Focus with 926,284 sales.
The Renault Megane/Scenic is #5 at 730,383 units, followed by the Opel Corsa with 688,998 sales and the Peugeot 206 at 646,405 units. Notice the BMW 3 Series up to a fantastic 16th place with 477,853 sales, nearly doubling the score of the Mercedes C Class (#38 and 248,965 sales).
The best-selling Korean model in the world in 2000 is the Daewoo Matiz at #48 and 211,498 units, ahead of the Hyundai Accent at #51 and the Hyundai Sonata at #68. Other curiosities include the Dodge Neon at #42, the Oldsmobile Alero at #85, the Cadillac De Ville at #113 and the Mercury Sable at #114.
Full Year 2000 Top 120 Ranking Table below.