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World February 2013: Wuling Hongguang up to #3!

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It always takes a little longer to gather worldwide data and for February we have the rare addition of Thailand to make the ranking ever closer to official figures. And strong Thailand sales push the Toyota Corolla ahead of the Ford Focus like in 2012 both this month with 78,631 sales vs. 75,723 for the Focus and year-to-date at 164,463 units vs. 161,998. Still extremely close though. Note this figure excludes Corolla hatch/Auris sales. Massive event this month: even though it is only sold in China (for now), the Wuling Hongguang manages to land in third position worldwide thanks to a record 64,096 sales. That's 500 more than 3 generations of Hyundai Elantra managed to sell all over the world - this should not take away from the excellent score of the Korean model though but just gives a bit of perspective.

Maruti DZire India February 2013. Picture courtesy of Team BHPSuzuki Swift DZire

A few other models shine this month in the world ranking: the Ford F-Series is up to a fantastic 5th position at 62,937 units, the Suzuki Swift/DZire is up 9 spots to brilliantly breaks into the worldwide Top 10 at #10 with a huge 48,557 sales (78% of which achieved in India alone), the Chevrolet Silverado is up 12 to #14, the Renault Clio/Symbol up 10 to #21, Ford Fusion/Mondeo also up 10 to #23, Ford Escape/Kuga up 13 to #33, Toyota Prius C up 12 to #40 and passing the Toyota Prius again (#41), Renault Duster up 3 to #42 and the Toyota RAV4 up 7 to #48.

Previous month: World January 2013: Focus ahead of Corolla, VW Lavida #14

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  1. maximus
    May 19th, 2013 at 04:18 | #1


    In aprile worlwide renault sold 22.207 Renault Duster and 11.948 Dacia Duster. If you add 726 Renault duster LCV and 126 Dacia Duster LCV , you have 35.007 Duster sold. If only they bring the duster facelift in europe (as dacia) is believe that duster sales can go up in europe..

    Source: http://www.renault.com/fr/lists/archivesdocuments/ventes-mensuelles-avril-2013.xlsx

  2. Rick
    May 19th, 2013 at 00:05 | #2

    The Duster might be even higher in March and April.

    In April that car sold 7800x in Russia, 5400x in India, 4000x in Brazil.
    Add to that France, Northern Africa, Eastern Europe and the ROW and it might reach 30k units easily.

  3. Max
    May 18th, 2013 at 08:08 | #3

    Corolla ahead Focus

  4. Max
    May 18th, 2013 at 08:07 | #4

    Wait & Hope

  5. Steam
    May 18th, 2013 at 06:48 | #5

    The VW Polo improved a lot compared ton 2012 – probably due to the strong performance in China (+ 71 % in 2013 jan – april).

  6. Todor
    May 18th, 2013 at 01:36 | #6

    I dream about the moment when Tesla S, Nissan Leaf, Renault Fluence Electric, Volvo C30 electric, Ford Focus Electric and so on real EVs, not like Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius will out sell Corolla, Focus and so on

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