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World 2011: Now with the Top 100 best-selling models!

Toyota Corolla

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Who else but Best Selling Cars Blog will give you the a worldwide Top 100 models ranking for 2011? I can share this exclusive ranking with you now, mixing up my own estimates with the hard work of Austin from Ford Inside News and some official 2011 Annual Reports.

You can see my original World 2011 Top 35 article here (note some figures have changed since)

The top of the ranking is unscathed up to #18 compared to my last update, with the Toyota Corolla leading with 1,141,709 sales, followed by the Ford Focus at 882,551 units, the VW Golf at 864,462, the VW Polo at 788,789, Ford Fiesta at 767,465, Hyundai Elantra at 751,967 and Wuling Sunshine at 731,689. The Chevrolet Cruze, Ford F-Series and VW Jetta complete the Top 10.

Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is now #19 with 541,519 sales followed by the best-selling SUV in the world the Honda CR-V at an estimated 530,000 units. The Toyota Hilux, #1 in 34 countries, is still #22, while the Hyundai Tucson/ix35 now appears at #28 with 420,649 sales. Excellent showing of the Suzuki Swift/Dzire at #31 with 399,446 units.

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is the best-selling luxury model at #36 and 384,464 sales and should improve vastly in 2012 thanks to the new generation. The Mercedes C-Class is #41, the BMW 5 Series #46 and the Audi A4 #48. Best year ever for the Nissan Qashqai at #38 and 382,741 units. With the Peugeot 207 at the end of its career at #57, the 24 year-old Peugeot 405/Pars produced in Iran should be the brand's best-seller this year at #52 and an estimated 306,000 sales!

Nissan Juke

Fiat's top seller is the South American Uno at #54 with 297,234 units, above the Punto at #58 and the Palio at #63. Dacia manages to place its 3 models within the worldwide Top 100 with the Logan at #45, the Sandero at #59 and the Duster at #99, compared to only two Renault models: the Clio at #26 and the Megane at #60! Notice also the Nissan Juke above 215,000 units at #79, the FAW Xiali N3/N5 at #83 with an estimated 207,000 sales and the BYD F3 at #92 with an estimated 190,000 units.

Note: There may be missing models, please comment if you have any additional data.

Previous version of this post: World 2011: Toyota Corolla ahead of Ford Focus and VW Golf

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  1. traes
    December 31st, 2012 at 19:56 | #1

    Does the sales figure of suzuki wagon r include the chinese version (changhe suzuki beidouxing) ?

  2. melih
    August 15th, 2012 at 07:44 | #2

    308 favorim :))

  3. April 4th, 2012 at 04:14 | #3

    O levantamento dos dados abrange quantos Países?

  4. Anthony
    April 2nd, 2012 at 10:37 | #4

    VW figures supplied by VW of its top selling models worldwide…As promised Matt

    GOLF 879000
    JETTA 684000
    PASSAT 670000
    POLO 617000
    TIGUAN 337000


  5. Fabricio
    March 31st, 2012 at 01:30 | #5


    The Nissan Tiida/Versa you reference in list is the hatchback (http://www.nissanusa.com/versa-hatchback/?next=header.vlp.postcard.picture.thumbnail.) or it includes the sales of the Versa Sedan (http://www.nissanusa.com/versa-sedan/?next=header.vlp.postcard.picture.thumbnail.) too?


    • matgasnier
      March 31st, 2012 at 02:10 | #6

      Hi Fabricio,
      Both hatchback and sedan versions are included in the sales figures of the Tiida/Versa.
      Hope this helps

  6. March 29th, 2012 at 23:56 | #7

    In Brazil we have a particularity in relation to global cars from factories.

    The Chevrolet Sail here is Sold as Corsa Classic (Popularly known as the Opel Corsa B)

    The Chevrolet Vectra in Brazil is the Opel Astra (European)
    The Chevrolet Astra is a national project (an evolution of the Belgian Astra)

    This survey is considered the cars sold in Brazil with their peculiarities.

    Thank you and congratulations for the article

    • matgasnier
      March 30th, 2012 at 00:12 | #8

      Thanks Andre, glad you enjoyed the article!

  7. yo
    March 26th, 2012 at 04:45 | #9

    OK you are wright..

  8. yo
    March 25th, 2012 at 23:20 | #10

    Hey Matt, check out here the renault car sales, clio its about OK in yoyr list, but megane sold much more, 461.126 and check also the other models..


    Look out for sheet N2 in the excel for December 2011

    • matgasnier
      March 26th, 2012 at 00:28 | #11

      Hey yo,
      Thanks for the link I will look into this in more detail. Note the Megane sales in the excel sheet include the Scenic which is why they are much higher – so my figures are correct :)
      Thanks again

  9. robbie
    March 25th, 2012 at 21:41 | #12

    Taken from Skoda Auto official press release 21/3/2012

    The Octavia confirmed its status as ŠKODA’s most popular model in 2011. The Octavia is the “heart of the brand”, its sales rising 10.7 per cent to almost 390,000. The Fabia made number two in ŠKODA’s internal sales ranking, clocking up 267,000 units (plus 16.5 per cent).

    • matgasnier
      March 25th, 2012 at 22:27 | #13

      Thanks very much Robbie – I have checked and verified this press release and will now amend my ranking.

  10. Anthony
    March 25th, 2012 at 10:27 | #14

    Thanks Matt,once again BRILLIANT work,well done.

    • matgasnier
      March 25th, 2012 at 13:05 | #15

      No worries Anthony – glad you like it!

  11. tuga
    March 25th, 2012 at 07:19 | #16

    And the best selling Peugeot in the world is… the Pars/Peugeot 405 :D

  12. tuga
    March 25th, 2012 at 07:13 | #17

    Max :But I’m surprised to see the Renault Megane behind the Citroen C4 ? In Europe, the Renault sells much better…

    True, but in China Renault sells practically nothing, while Citroen is already pretty well established and sort of mid-table sales wise.

    It’s still a poor performance by the Megane anyhow. I’m pretty sure the last gen sold better.

  13. Max
    March 25th, 2012 at 05:11 | #18

    Great ranking ! Thanks a lot, Matt ! ;)

    But I’m surprised to see the Renault Megane behind the Citroen C4 ? In Europe, the Renault sells much better…

    • matgasnier
      March 25th, 2012 at 13:07 | #19

      No worries Max glad you like it! As per tuga’s response, the C4 figure includes China where it sold over 120,000 units last year…

  14. STAC
    March 25th, 2012 at 03:43 | #20

    Salut Matt,
    the figures of Skoda are not yet official ….

  15. Steam
    March 25th, 2012 at 02:24 | #21

    Good question: “Who else but Best Selling Cars Blog will give you the a worldwide Top 100 models ranking for 2011?”

    The answer: Probably nobody. ;) Thanks Matt.

    VW Jetta und VW Lavida have 942.634 sales together – 2nd position in the ranking.

    • matgasnier
      March 25th, 2012 at 13:07 | #22

      Thanks Steam :-)

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