World 6 months 2013: Focus maintains lead over Corolla
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After going through the Top 300 best-sellers for the month of June, as is the tradition on BSCB we now explore the year-to-date ranking in more detail to try and extract longer-term trends. Strengthened by another pole position in June, the Ford Focus remains the #1 model worldwide so far in 2013 thanks to 559,153 sales, up 11% year-on-year thanks to strong sales in China, vs. 551,933 for the Toyota Corolla, also up compared to the same period one year ago, but by just 1%. The Hyundai Elantra is up 7 spots vs. 2012 to become the third most popular model in the world over the period thanks to 468,836 units sold, a massive 106,188 or 29% more than at the same time last year, mainly due to the last generation's very successful launch in China. Note that when i30 sales are added, the hatchback/sedan combo lands extremely close to the leading duo at 547,022 sales, up 22% on 2012...
Another excellent performer so far in 2013 is the Ford F-Series, up 5 ranks and 20% on last year to jump to #4 worldwide at 438,878 units, solely pushed by outstanding performances in North America. The Toyota Camry is down 3% and two spots to #5, the VW Passat up one to #6, the VW Golf down 3 to #7, Chevrolet Cruze down 3 to #8, Ford Fiesta up two to #9 and the VW Polo is down 5 ranks to #10.
Further down, the Honda CR-V is up 9% to brilliantly knock at the worldwide Top 10's door at #11, the VW Jetta is up 35% to #13 thanks to its performance in China, the Chevrolet Silverado is up 22% to #21, Ford Kuga (aka Escape) up 35% to #24, Wuling Hongguang up 76% to #25, Nissan Sentra up 65% to #27, Hyundai ix35 (aka Tucson) up 33% to #28 and the VW Lavida up 100% to #33.
Notice also the Renault Duster up 57% to #39, the Peugeot 208 up 310% to #56 and now by far the brand's best-seller worldwide and the Subaru Forester up 68% to #101. The BYD F3 is the best-selling Chinese passenger car worldwide at #81 with 112,491 sales across two generations, followed by the Emgrand EC7 at #98 and 91,340 units and the Great Wall Haval H6 at #102 with 88,828 sales.
Among newcomers, notice the Buick Encore/Opel Mokka/Chevrolet Trax landing at #108 with 87,166 units, the Chevrolet Onix/Prisma at #117 and 83,152 units, Hyundai HB20 at #144 with 70,842 sales, Fiat 500L at #288 and 29,196 units, Peugeot 301 at #304 with 22,185 sales and the Renault Captur at #309 and 20,397 units.
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Full 6 months 2013 Top 200 Ranking Table below.