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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.
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
Full February 2013 Top 200 models Ranking Table below.