best selling cars blog Video Introduction


Check out my new BestSellingCarsBlog Introduction video, it goes through the main functionalities of the site and tells you a little bit about why and how I created BestSellingCarsBlog. A huge thank you to my friend David Curry and Con Filippidis for producing this video.

— There is also the ‘written’ version of the video below —

Bonjour and welcome to BestSellingCarsBlog!

I’m Matt, originally from France and now based in Sydney, Australia. Studying and analysing car sales figures around the world is something I have done meticulously for the last 25 years. I founded BestSellingCarsBlog in October 2010 in order to set up one destination that houses as much car sales data as possible, currently the tally stands at 177 countries and territories. This blog features almost all the sales data I have managed to get my hands on during my “car-data-nerd” life. If you want to share more data or need more info, contact me at matt@bestsellingcarsblog.com

BestSellingCarsBlog is only one part of what I do in the automotive sector, I am also available for short-term projects or ongoing consultancy, typically in the following areas:

–       Radio and TV commentary

–       In-depth analysis of any of the countries covered by the blog

–       Industry forecasting

–       Communication and sponsorship strategy

–       Digital marketing strategy

Also, if you need some additional information, sales-related editorial for your website or magazine, or a point of view about the car sales situation in any specific country on the planet, you can contact me at matt@bestsellingcarsblog.com

Some of my past and current work aside from BestSellingCarsBlog can be seen below.

I have been writing a weekly column called ‘Best Selling Cars Around The Globe’ on the US website The Truth About Cars since February 2011. You can check out the list of all my articles here: Matt’s articles for The Truth About Cars.

 

In November 2012 I have started collaborating with L’Automobile Magazine, the best-selling car magazine in French language, starting with an article about the Chinese carmakers present in New Caledonia. Check out www.automobile-magazine.fr.

Starting in November 2012 as well, BestSellingCarsBlog now collaborates with Auto India, India’s oldest and best-selling car magazine, featuring sales figures in the “India’s best-sellers” section of the magazine.

 

I was recently interviewed by Alex Helmick from World Radio Switzerland about the evolution of the new car market there. You can listen to the September 2012 interview here and the October 2012 interview here and the January 2013 interview here.

This Post Has 66 Comments

  1. Kevin

    Looking to move to Europe (Austria) for 6 months and will buy a used car. Need a larger vehicle for the whole family. Suggestions on sites / resources to find a good vehicle?
    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

  2. BJ1463

    Hola Matt from Spain,

    Yesterday Automotive News released in their annual Data Center the North America Data Market Book. Probably you already know that sales are of every single vehicle sold in every country (USA, Canada and Mexico separately and also altogether). As the company has an online subscription to this website that’s the reason we have it. I don’t know if you have the information mostly from Mexico (even we are late May) as I think is the only way to know the total sales by nameplate in the country except the ten to twenty ususally sourced by amia organization. So if you are interested just send me an e-mail with an address and i’ll send you a pdf with the info (total 43 pages) and then published for everyone.

    Keep up the good work Matt and hope you keep traveling as that’s great.

    Saludos desde España

  3. Bryan

    Hi Matt, from now on i’m a proud premium member of the fantastic Best Selling Cars Blog. This has been one of my favourite and most visited pages in recent years so i felt compelled to contribute with money to this fantastic website. I’m fluent in Portuguese and Spanish Languages and i have too much free time because i’m a college student, if you need anything i can help you with whatever you need. Thank you very much and keep up the great work!

    1. Matt Gasnier

      Hi Bryan,
      Thank you very much for becoming a premium member! I really appreciate it. And will also have a think about all this free time you have ha.
      All the best,
      Matt

  4. selly

    matt when will the Toyota 2litter new stock arrived to Namibia?

  5. Ryan

    Hey Matt, Just found your site for the first time. Really enjoyed the intro video and learning more about why you created this site. Will definitely be back for more!

    1. matgasnier

      Thanks Ryan, glad to hear!
      Best,
      Matt

  6. Toni

    I saw that you’ve put a membership charge. I think it is more than ok, while you do such a great (and huge) job with this site. I can easily buy that one year membership, but I’m still suggesting a trade. On my table is a paper reminding to send you the registration history from Finland (all the years missing). Could that be enough to compensate f.eg. one years membership.

    Even if not, I’m going to do it as soon as I have time to write them up or scan that I can send them t you.

    with best regards, Toni from Finland

  7. Richard19.08

    I have a few people who I regard as ‘heroes’ in my life and you are one of them. How you do what you do and share so much knowledge is truly amazing.

    1. matgasnier

      Wow thank you for this great compliment Richard! I really appreciate it.
      Best,
      Matt

  8. Pramod

    Hi Matt,
    Grt work. Do you have some data on Commercial vehicles?
    Best,
    Pramod

  9. tuga

    Hi Matt.

    I’ve having a lot of issues with your site lately. It has been taking ages to load, will ocasionally only load in mobile mode ( and not allow you to change to desktop mode ), sometimes the formatting is completey off, and as of today i haven’t been able to post with my regular account.

  10. mohammed

    HI MATT

    WHEN WILL THE ALL NEW TOYOTA COROLLA BE ON SALE IN CHINA?

    HAVE A GREAT DAY

  11. erik van ingen schenau

    Hello Matt, I want to make a link on my website to your website, especially the Chinese info you write. Do you agree?
    See: http://www.chinesecars.net/free-information/links
    greetings! Erik

    1. matgasnier

      Hi Erik – sure no worries.
      Best,
      Matt

  12. Mike

    This picture is from your site I would like to use.

    1. matgasnier

      Hi Mike, Which photo are you talking about?
      Cheers,
      Matt

  13. Mike

    Hi Matt,
    Wanted to know if it would be OK for me to use one of the pictures of a Toyota corolla for a web ad I am making?

  14. james speytebroodt

    hey Matt,

    From what I saw last month in Ireland I have it on good authority that majority of sales of the BMW 5 series is due to rental firms as I saw quite a few rentals.

    1. matgasnier

      Thanks for the info Janes. 5 Series rentals! Wow. Luxury tastes…
      Cheers,
      Matt

  15. Eustaquio Sirolli

    Hi Matt,

    Nice blog, and I have just started my own blog here in BRAZIL about vehicles in general !
    I am participating monthly in the Press meeting in our local car association, Anfavea.
    I hope one day my blog can reach the leves yours achieved!
    Congratulations

    Eustaquio

  16. Edgar

    Edgar :
    Hi Matt!! more data from PERU
    I found a link about best selling cars in PERU January – June 2013 (light cars):
    http://www.todoautos.com.pe/portal/autos/172-noticias/6226-autos-nuevos-5-mas-vendidos
    The data is from ARAPER
    Brand Ranking: (January – June)
    1. Hyundai: 10,850 (light vehicles: automobiles, SUVs)
    2. KIA: 10,622
    3. Toyota: 10,552
    4. Chevrolet: 10,384
    5. Suzuki: 4,894
    ** Hyundai and Kia took the 1st and 2nd place!!
    Model Ranking: (January – June)
    1. Toyota Yaris: 5,476 units
    2. Chevrolet Sail: 3,408
    3. KIA Picanto: 3,081
    4. KIA Rio: 2,923
    5. Hyundai Accent: 2,573
    Best
    Edgar

    Matt, an additional link:

    http://www.todoautos.com.pe/portal/autos/172-noticias/6183-araper-ventas-autos-2013

    Jan – June Car sales in PERU increased in 12.6%. The Peruvian market now has a more moderate increase in sales.

    Best
    Edgar

    1. matgasnier

      Thanks for all the info Edgar! I will write a new article on Peru shortly.
      Best,
      Matt

  17. Edgar

    Hi Matt!! more data from PERU
    I found a link about best selling cars in PERU January – June 2013 (light cars):
    http://www.todoautos.com.pe/portal/autos/172-noticias/6226-autos-nuevos-5-mas-vendidos

    The data is from ARAPER

    Brand Ranking: (January – June)
    1. Hyundai: 10,850 (light vehicles: automobiles, SUVs)
    2. KIA: 10,622
    3. Toyota: 10,552
    4. Chevrolet: 10,384
    5. Suzuki: 4,894

    ** Hyundai and Kia took the 1st and 2nd place!!

    Model Ranking: (January – June)
    1. Toyota Yaris: 5,476 units
    2. Chevrolet Sail: 3,408
    3. KIA Picanto: 3,081
    4. KIA Rio: 2,923
    5. Hyundai Accent: 2,573

    Best
    Edgar

  18. Flying Brief

    Just want to add to all the comments about how wonderful you and your website both are – I visit at least once a day: it keeps me well entertained and informed.

    Keep it up, Matt!

    ps. It’ll be great to see more pics of you too [no doubt with cars in the background!] on your travels!

  19. Alexandra

    Je veux un T-shirt !!! :))

    1. matgasnier

      Ca vient très bientôt Alexandra! :)
      Et merci d’avoir passe du temps avec moi aujourd’hui!
      Matt

  20. Edgar

    @matgasnier

    Matt
    I have uploaded (wetransfer) all the data (Jan – May 2013 PERU Car Market, included February) You can download it right now.

    Best Regards
    Edgar

    1. matgasnier

      Got it! Thank you Edgar!
      Best,
      Matt

  21. Edgar

    Matt!! Good news from PERU!!!
    I sent you some information from Peru… a long time ago…. (2012) I didn’t find the way to access regular data about car market here. ARAPER (www.araper.pe) is the official automotive association in PERU, they have the data of all the new cars sold per month in the Peruvian market, but they don’t show enough data in its web.

    Now I finally found a web with more regular data: http://www.mundotuerca.com.pe (revista – revista digital). MUNDO TUERCA is a magazine, so they have official data from ARAPER. (at least from january to may 2013)

    The Data in MUNDO TUERCA is about light vehicles (automobiles, sw, van, SUVs). The
    data form Araper is in YELLOW (The data in light blue is from car registers)

    Here the LINKS:

    JANUARY 2013 (Mundo Tuerca N° 72)
    http://issuu.com/mundotuerca/docs/mt72/89?e=3808525/3362812

    FEBRUARY 2013 (It’s not in the web, but I’ll scan the pages from the magazine & send you the info)

    MARCH 2013 (Mundo Tuerca N° 74)
    http://issuu.com/mundotuerca/docs/mundo_tuerca_74/87?e=3808525/2516881

    APRIL 2013 (Mundo Tuerca N° 75)
    http://issuu.com/mundotuerca/docs/mt75ok/87?e=3808525/3429882

    MAY 2013 (Mundo Tuerca N° 76)
    http://issuu.com/mundotuerca/docs/mt76ok/87?e=3808525/4026873

    Thanks again for your great work
    Regards

    Edgar

    1. matgasnier

      Thank you very much Edgar! So much information, this is great!
      I will take some time to study it all and publish an update on Peru as soon as possible.
      Thanks again.
      Best,
      Matt

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  23. Mahmoud Al-Alwani محمود العلواني

    “Great job” is not enough to describe your effort !! This is an exclusively amazing work. I was searching the web for years for such Info. Many thanks, and keep the excellent work.

    Regards

    Mahmoud

    1. matgasnier

      Many thanks for your praise Mahmoud, I really appreciate it!
      I hope you will continue to enjoy the blog.
      Best,
      Matt

  24. Al

    Hi Matt,

    great blog ! an awesome compilation, keep it up :) also we literally read all your posting on the web, cheers mate !

    Al

    1. matgasnier

      Many thanks for your praise Al! I really appreciate it.
      Best,
      Matt

  25. Pat Forder

    Hi there
    Have been accessing your website, reading up on the African Automotive market. Thank you for the information you have gathered and put in this site – it is proving very useful.

    For many African countries, your most recent article dated to 2010. I was wondering if you were planning to update any of these reports?

    Also, do you know any good reliable sources of information on the Automotive Sector in Africa (market size, market shares, etc)?

    Am struggling at the moment to find one.

    Thanks for your help, and keep up the good work!

    Pat

  26. Eddie

    Matt,
    I cannot thank you enough for sharing this info with us, i now have your site as my homepage so that i do not miss any new info every day i log on. once again thanks and keep up your dedication.

    kind regards
    Eddie from Scotland

    1. matgasnier

      Hi Eddie,
      wow I’m honoured to be your homepage, thank you!
      Hope you continue to enjoy the site.
      Best,
      Matt

  27. Richard

    Dear Matt
    I felt I just had to write to you. You bring an extraordinary diligence and honesty to your site that I constantly admire. I wish “Poor old me” continuing and rewarding success.
    Richard

    1. matgasnier

      Many thanks for your praise Richard I really appreciate it.
      Best,
      Matt

  28. jf

    HI MATT I REALLY LOVE YOUR BLOG DID YOU READ MY POST OF 21 JULY

  29. Toni

    Dear Matt,

    you seem to have a lot of Finnish followers. You’re work is amazing and delightful. I have a little bit same ambition about registrations and numbers and going deep to them. But I have kept my interest just in the local market.

    1. matgasnier

      Dear Toni,
      Many thanks for your praise, I really appreciate it!
      Hope you continue to enjoy the blog for many years to come!
      Best,
      Matt

  30. jf

    HI MATT CAN YOU START A SECTION IN YOUR BLOG THAT SHOWS HOW MANY CARS TOYOTA GM FORD AND SO ON SOLD FROM THE DAY THE COMPANIES WERE STARTED I READ THE OTHER DAY 250 MILLION CHEVROLETS WERE SOLD FROM 1913 AND FORD SOLD 300 MILLION CARS FROM 1903 THIS WILL BE GREAT TO SEE THANKS MATT

  31. Kimmo

    Hi Matt,

    What a coincident, another Finn on the line. Matt, I really like your site, being another auto statistics nut. I’m particularly interested in electric cars, which you cover pretty well. You might get an even better insight in EV sales statistics from these two excellent www-sites : http://insideevs.com/ and http://www.elbil.no/

    Best regards to you in Sydney (where my great grandfather is buried)
    Kimmo

  32. matt

    what a coincidence that we have the same name. i really enjoy your blog, and i hope you can keep going to write the best article for us.

    1. matgasnier

      Many thanks for your praise Matt!
      Cheers,
      Matt

  33. haris

    very good and much appreciated, Matt… Your blog open eyes to automotive markets in the whole world

    Haris-Indonesia

    1. matgasnier

      Glad you like it Haris!
      Best,
      Matt

  34. Ify

    i really appreciate you work.It’s not an easy task going round the world counting car sales.
    Please i will suggest that you publish global bestselling brands along bestselling models globally.i will really appreciate.
    Ify

  35. tuga

    Sooo… looks like you have a bit of cleaning up to do today 😀
    Just to let you know that you run a good site, that is much appreciated by plenty of people around the world. Keep up the good work.
    Best, D

    1. matgasnier

      Hi tuga,
      Haha indeed! Done!
      Thanks for the praise I really appreciate it.
      Best,
      Matt

  36. Sojan

    Hi Matt

    Great Job, Keep it up. I am a regular visitor of this site.

    1. matgasnier

      Many thanks Sojan, I really appreciate your praise!
      Best,
      Matt

  37. Sonico

    You seem to have a thing for Dacias, don’t you Matt? 😀

    Excellent site, there’s no further need to remind you. Many thanks for that, it’s a neverending source of interesting info.

    1. matgasnier

      Ha I’m very interested by this brand indeed :)
      Many thanks for your praise Sonico, I really appreciate it.
      Best,
      Matt

  38. Howard butler

    Hi Matt.
    The most interesting site on the webb (to me anyway!) Keep it up mate.

    1. matgasnier

      Thank you very much Howard!
      Best,
      Matt

  39. Juan Felipe

    Hi Matt,
    Congratulations for your work. It is fantastic and I hope you keep delighting us with your great articles.
    Felipe

    1. matgasnier

      Many thanks for your praise Juan Felipe, I really appreciate it!
      Cheers,
      Matt

  40. Todor

    Matt, you are great and I’m very thankful for what are you doing and what are you sharing with us. I really appreciate it.

    Best wishes,
    Todor

    PS: There is a very controversial question that circulates around internet: Which are the best selling cars of all time. I mean we all know that first 5 must look like that: Corolla, F-Series, Golf, Beetle, Escort… but actual sales, does really Fiesta already outsold Model T, or does Civic already has more sales than Escort and so on. So can you make a topic about best selling cars of the world of all times?

    1. matgasnier

      Thank you very much for your praise Todor, I really appreciate it!
      Makes it all worthwhile :)
      Yes a topic on the best selling cars of all time is on the cards, just need to find the time to write it!
      Thanks again,
      Matt

  41. Reijo

    Matt, you are doing great work!

    Best Regards,
    Peugeot Fan Reijo from Finland.

    1. matgasnier

      Many thanks for your praise Reijo :)
      Best,
      Matt

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