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World Full Year 2013: Discover the Top 1000 best-selling models!

VW XL1 World 2013. Picture courtesy of treehugger.comOne VW XL1 sold worldwide in 2013.

* See the Top 1102 best-selling models in the world by clicking on the title! *

Many thanks to Austin Rutherford for helping to compile this data.

No this is not a typo and yes it took a while but here it is: the most complete worldwide models ranking you will ever find, finally published on BSCB. This year there is actually more than 1000 models accounted for: 1102 exactly, that's a whopping 174 more than in 2012.

It’s a very dynamic world ranking on top: the slowest moving is the Ford Focus in second place, up 7% to 1,113,607 sales. The Toyota Corolla keeps its crown thanks to sales up 10% to 1,247,404. Note this figure includes the Auris, sold as Corolla in some parts of the world, but don’t include the Japanese Corolla, nowadays a very different model. Another way to look at it is to only take into account vehicles actually named Corolla (a nameplates ranking), and at this game it is still ahead of the Focus at 1,201,238 sales (more info on the Corolla-Focus battle here)

The Hyundai Elantra is up a shiny 15% and remains on the third step of the podium at 951,293 units, while the Ford F-Series is even more impressive in 4th place: up two spots and 17% on 2012 to 919,671 sales, all this in this generation’s last full year… The Toyota Camry is stable at #5, the VW Golf up 3 ranks to #6, the Chevrolet Cruze and VW Passat immobile at #7 and #8 respectively and the Nissan Versa/Tiida down a harsh 6 spots to #10.

Missing out on a Top 10 ranking for only 1,400 sales, the Honda CR-V is up a splendid 16% and 6 ranks to #11, the VW Jetta/Bora is up 17% to #15 thanks to China, the Suzuki Swift/DZire up 14% to #19 thanks to India and the Honda Accord up 19% to #20. The biggest gainers in the Top 50 include the Kia K3 up 61% to #21, the Nissan Sentra and Wuling Hongguang both up 73% to #22 and #25 respectively, the Ford Fusion/Mondeo up 74% to #32, VW Lavida up 69% to #43 and Hyundai Santa Fe up 54% to #47.

Among newcomers atop the ranking, let’s salute the Buick Encore/Opel Mokka/Chevy Trax up to #79, the Subaru Forester up 70 spots to #97, Ford Ecosport up 241% to #105, Mercedes A Class up 128% to #131, Hyundai HB20 up 615% to #141, Dodge Dart/Fiat Viaggio up 259% to #155, Chevrolet Onix up 619% to #176 and the Honda N-One up 498% to #209.

As far as Chinese models are concerned, below the Wuling Hongguang (#25), Sunshine (#35), Rongguang (#50) and Foton Forland (#54), the Emgrand EC7 (+48%) and Haval H6 (+76%) both break into the worldwide Top 100 best-selling models for the first time while the BYD F3 (+25%) stops just 2,100 units short off it at #101.

Previous 2013 World updates:

World Full Year 2013: Toyota Corolla or Ford Focus #1? BestSellingCarsBlog has spoken

World Full Year 2013: Discover the #1 models in 160 countries

World Full Year 2013: Now with Top 25 best-selling brands

World Full Year 2013: Now with Top 20 biggest manufacturers

World Full Year 2013: Total sales now available for 143 countries

World Full Year 2013 – The 20 biggest cars markets: China, Indonesia, Australia and Argentina beat records

Full Year 2013 Top 1102 models Ranking Table below.

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  1. Visitor
    July 4th, 2014 at 07:06 | #1

    Hello to everybody.
    Wow ! Big work !
    May I ask some questions to Matt ?
    Do you know the split between the Citroen C4 and the Citroen C4L / C4 Lounge ?
    Do you have the data to sum the production of the Peugeot 405 / Peugeot 405-Pars, since they have been produced ?
    Thank you.

  2. July 3rd, 2014 at 17:05 | #2

    I believe that in Maserati sales (Quattroporte+Ghibli+Gran Cabrio-Gran Turismo) have been reported the orders received and not the sales.
    The data of shipped to dealers Maserati (Source: quarterly Fiat) in 2013 are as follows:

    • Matt Gasnier
      July 14th, 2014 at 21:18 | #3

      Now amended thank you Paolo!

  3. July 2nd, 2014 at 02:23 | #4

    Hi Matt, I’m very curious to know how you were able to obtain the sales data for the Perodua and Proton models. Since mid-2012, there has been no publication of models data in Malaysia, only brands data. If this data is the real deal, then it’s very precious and priceless ! Thank you.

    • Matt Gasnier
      July 2nd, 2014 at 02:40 | #5

      Hi Aero – As you would know I would not publish data that is not ‘the real deal’ :)
      So you are welcome.
      All the best,

  4. Emile
  5. Rick
    July 1st, 2014 at 19:00 | #7

    Brilliant Matt.

    Was anxiously awaiting this list ;)
    I can imagine it was not easy to compile such a ranking in an accurate fashion.

    One of the remarkable details:
    A Dacia almost in the Global Top 10 and the Duster at #45.
    Another one:
    The F-150 almost sold a million times and the biggest gainer in the top 11 – the Honda CR-V – stands out too.

  6. AndyT
    July 1st, 2014 at 17:15 | #8

    Wow what a list. Good work Matt!

  7. Stephen
    July 1st, 2014 at 11:25 | #9

    Interesting to see Honda’s #1 model is now the CR-V. Just another sign of the crossoverization of the global market. Will be wondering if it can repeat in the next couple years with the HR-V (Vezel) debuting in (at least) North America.

  8. Todor
    July 1st, 2014 at 06:02 | #10

    Is it true that Europe gets only the most refined models of every brand?

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