World Full Year 2014: Discover the best-selling pickups

Ford F-Series World 2014. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Ford F-Series is still the worldwide best-selling pickup truck.

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After detailing the best-selling SUVs in the world, we now look at the most popular pick-up trucks. The world of pickups is divided in two: North America and the rest of the world. Pickups that are sold and popular in North America are vastly different to the ones en vogue outside that region – most of them produced in Thailand. This world structure has a lot to do with the so called “chicken tax” that pushed Japanese manufacturers to start producing vehicles in the U.S. and put an end to affordable imports. The Toyota Hilux for example was sold in the U.S. until 1995 when it was replaced by the Tacoma. The Ford F-Series remains the best-selling pickup truck in the world and by a large margin, almost exclusively due to its North American sales and totalling 901.177 units. Even though it is currently under threat from the Chevrolet Silverado (#3 in the world in 2014) in the US and the Ram Pickup (#4 worldwide in 2014) in Canada, it should easily retain its title in 2015.

Toyota Hilux World 2014The Toyota Hilux is #2, even though it ranks #1 in 45 countries (2015 model shown).

In fact, the Toyota Hilux, #2 worldwide with 648.900 sales despite ranking #1 in 45 countries in 2014, is the only non-U.S. pickup in the Top 5. The Ford F-Series (-1%), Chevy Silverado (+9%), Ram Pickup (+21%) and GMC Sierra (+10%) encircle it, a spectacular demonstration of how singular North America’s love of pickup truck is at the moment, these four nameplates generating over 95% of their worldwide sales in just two markets: the U.S. and Canada. The rest of the world prefers the Hilux (#2), Isuzu D-Max (#6), Ford Ranger (#8) while the Nissan Navara (#10) is the only model present in both the U.S. and the rest of the world.

3. Wuling Rongguang Pickup MoheWuling Rongguang Pickup in Mohe, China.

There is a third force flexing its arms: China. Even though pickup trucks are banned in most Chinese cities, this segment is the one with the biggest untapped potential, as I detailed in my STRATEGY article “Where is China headed?”. Wuling Pickups are up a splendid 25% and two spots on 2013 to #7 with 219.466 sales but aren’t typically the type of pickups that can conquer the world. The Great Wall Wingle may be down 12% to 114.819 units but it’s the proof that Chinese manufacturers are starting to be really good at producing Thailand-style pickups that could endanger Japanese manufacturers in Africa for example. Also, if and when the city ban for pickups is removed in China, we will see a lot more of them in the Top 15 worldwide best-sellers…

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World Full Year 2014: Discover the best-selling SUVs

Honda CR-V World 2014. Picture courtesy motortrend.comThe Honda CR-V is still the world’s best-selling SUV, but the Toyota RAV4 is catching up.

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After having a look at the most successful all-new nameplates in the world in 2014, we now focus on the best-selling SUVs. This is the first segment we focus on here at BSCB, simply because booming trend that characterises it has quickly spread to the majority of worldwide markets in 2014. If the Top 5 worldwide best-sellers are unchanged vs. 2013, each nameplate’s evolution is drastically different and the rest of the ranking gets a full reshuffle with one Chinese model displaying explosive growth.

Nissan X-Trail World 2014The new model lifts Nissan X-Trail’s worldwide sales up 68%.

The Honda CR-V holds onto the title of world’s best-selling SUV but with its sales down 3% to 711.069, it is now under threat from not one, but two nameplates: the Toyota RAV (642.500) and Ford Kuga (634.572), both up a stunning 15% on their 2013 score. The Hyundai ix35 does not seem to feel the effects of time, up 4% this year, as does the VW Tiguan up 10%. If one model needed to be singled-out for most spectacular reversal of fortune it would be the Nissan X-Trail, its new generation becoming an instant blockbuster everywhere it launched, notably in China, earning it the 6th spot overall with sales up 68%.

Haval H6 Sport World 2014. Picture courtesy of 1qibi.comSmall Haval will become big?

Inside the Top 20, the Opel Mokka (+59%), Ford Ecosport (+34% no thanks to Europe), Mazda CX-5 (+31%), Subaru Forester (+15%), Hyundai Santa Fe (+12%) and Renault Duster (+11%) also impress. But one Chinese nameplate is making a name for itself, all the while without needing to step out of its home country: the Haval H6, China’s best-selling SUV, climbs 45% and 6 spots to reach #12 overall with over 315.000 sales all in China alone. Great Wall has declared recently it wants its Haval brand to become the #1 SUV brand in the world – it will probably get one of its models inside the worldwide Top 10 in 2016, as good as start as there is.

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World Full Year 2014: The most successful all-new nameplates

Baojun 730 World 2014. Picture courtesy of chexun.netThe Baojun 730 is the most successful new launch of 2014 worldwide…

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Among the 95 all-new nameplates making their appearance in the worldwide sales charts in 2014, the most successful comes from China where it became the most successful launch in the history of automobile there, full stop. The Baojun 730 lands directly at #204 worldwide with 120.089 deliveries solely in China. A symbol and one of the reason behind the exponential growth of the MPV market in China in 2014, the Baojun 730 hit 12,006 sales in its first month, 21,016 sales for its 2nd month and 30,089 for its 4th month, making it the fastest-ever nameplate to reach both the 20,000 and 30,000 monthly sales mark in China. It currently ranks #4 overall there so far in 2015 and could pretend at a podium ranking by the time the year comes to an end.

Honda Mobilio Indonesia March 2014. Picture courtesy of…followed by the Honda Mobilio…

Only two additional newcomers break the 100.000 worldwide sales milestone in 2014. The first one is the Honda Mobilio wit 105.591 units sold in 2014. Its first market was Indonesia where it teased the perennial leader there, the Toyota Avanza, in early 2014 before finishing the year at a stunning 2nd place overall with 79.288 units. It also launched in India notably and is currently spreading all across South-East Asia.

Suzuki Hustler Japan July 2014. Picture courtesy of…and the Suzuki Hustler.

The cute-as-a-button Suzuki Hustler is the third all-new nameplate to manage over 100.000 deliveries in 2014 (104.233), and this is all the more remarkable that it operates in the kei car segment that is restricted to its home country, Japan. The Hustler’s success last year participated in accelerating the SUVsation of the Japanese kei car market, with most manufacturer rushing to launch ‘cross’ variants of their range as fast as possible to reap the benefits of this new trend.

Porsche Macan World 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Porsche Macan splendidly finds a spot among the 10 most successful new launches of 2014.

Far below, we have the VW Golf Sportsvan at #344 with 61.850 units which is in fact catching up where the Golf Plus left it, above the ChangAn CS75 (52.991), JAC Refine S3 (50.140), Haval H2 (49.351), BAIC Huansu S3 (48.506), Porsche Macan (44.636) and Peugeot 108 (44.131). That’s five Chinese nameplates among the 10 most successful worldwide launches of 2014 – perfectly in line with the Chinese market’s size and bustling dynamism despite a cooling down of its growth.

Lexus NX 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comVery promising worldwide start for the Lexus NX.

The Datsun GO is a disappointment at 35.421 units spread across two body styles (hatchback and MPV) and three markets (India, Indonesia and South Africa), while the Citroen C4 Cactus, Subaru Levorg, Perodua Axia and Lexus NX all hit the mark.

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Discover the Top 1000 best-selling cars in the world

Toyota Corolla World 2014. Picture courtesy of Corolla World 2014 GenI-XIAbove: the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the world in 2014.
Below:1st gen Corolla with the three 11th gen Corolla variants (Japan/NA/World)

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The much awaited worldwide models ranking is finally here, and it is exclusive to BestSellingCarsBlog. For the first time we have added notes for each car so it is crystal clear what variants are included in the worldwide sales figures, as often a car can be sold under various names and/or brands depending on the region of the world. Hopefully this makes it easier to gauge what really are the best-selling cars in the world in 2014. Both in 2012 and 2013 we witnessed a cutthroat battle for world supremacy between the Toyota Corolla and the Ford Focus. This year the situation is drastically different, and the Toyota Corolla marks one full decade in the worldwide #1 spot. On one hand, Focus sales are softening in all 3 large sales poles: in the U.S (-6%), China (-3%) and Europe (-1%), and took a hit in Brazil and Russia, resulting in a 8% worldwide drop to 1.026 million units. On the other hand, the two-pronged launch of the 11th generation Corolla in China (Corolla/Levin) has boosted worldwide sales of the nameplate 8% to 1.352 million units, now completely out of reach of the Focus, and that is even when excluding the Japanese Corolla (110.931).

VW Golf World 2014The VW Golf is the 4th best-selling nameplate in the world in 2014.

Below the Hyundai Elantra regular at the highest level and graduating to the worldwide podium this year at #3 (+2%), thanks to the Mk7 generation now on sale in every corner of the globe the VW Golf is up 3 spots on 2013 to #4 with sales up 18% to 922.800, knocking the Ford F-Series down to #5 (-1%). Helped by its success in Russia and a number of emerging markets, the Hyundai Accent delivers an excellent performance this year: up 10 ranks and 27% on last year to #6 with just above 800.000 worldwide deliveries, above the Toyota Camry (-4%).

Wuling Hongguang World 2014The Wuling Hongguang is #8 worldwide in 2014 – almost solely thanks to China.

But the award of the most spectacular progression in the entire worldwide Top 30 this year goes to the Wuling Hongguang, the best-selling vehicle in the #1 market in the world, China, and up 15 spots to 8th place overall thanks to sales up 40% to 763.526 including a handful of rebadged Chevrolet Envoy sold in India and South America. Adding up a multitude of various nameplates under which it is sold, the Renault Logan breaks into the worldwide Top 10 this year thanks to sales up 7% to 760.385 units. Other great gainers in the Top 20 include the Nissan Sentra (+16%), Toyota RAV4 and Ford Kuga (both at +15%).

Hyundai Grand i10 India 2014. Picture courtesy of motorbeam.comHyundai i10 worldwide sales are up 77% in 2014 with a boost from India.

If we extend the scope to the Top 100, the most impressive nameplates worldwide going down the ladder include the Ram Pickup (+21%), Honda Fit (+20%), VW Lavida (+22% thanks to the arrival of the Gran Lavida hatchback), Nissan X-Trail (+68% with the new generation’s success in China and most parts of the world), Hyundai i10 (+77% with the arrival of the Grand i10 and Xcent sedan in India), Mazda3 (+25%), Haval H6 (+45%), the Audi A3 up a splendid 53% thanks to the addition of the sedan variant and its launch in China and the U.S., Peugeot 308 up 23%, Opel Mokka up 59%, Ford Ecosport up 34%, Chevrolet Onix up 95% thanks to the addition of the Prisma and the Jeep Cherokee up 481%.

Peugeot 2008 Renault Captur World July 2013. Picture courtesy of LargusThe Peugeot 2008 outsells the Renault Captur worldwide in 2014.

Outside the Top 100, notice the Skoda Rapid up 136% to #111, the Peugeot 2008 up 175% to #112, Renault Captur up 107% to #116, Toyota Noah up 150% to #121 thanks to its and its twin the Voxy’s facelifts and the addition of the Esquire, the Honda N-WGN up 13-fold to #167 for its first full year, the emerging markets version of the Toyota Yaris up to #168, Honda Vezel up to #193, BMW 4 Series up to #205 and the Mercedes S-Class doubling its sales year-on-year to #237.

See also:

Full Year 2014 Reports: 133 markets now available

World Full Year 2014: Discover the #1 models in 177 countries

World: 1960-2014 Historical Data now available

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

Two years ago: World Full Year 2012: Discover the Top 1000 best-selling models

Full Year 2014 Top 1116 worldwide best-sellers vs. Full Year 2013 figures below.

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BSCB featured in Britain’s biggest selling weekly car magazine

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UPDATE: since June 22 my article is also featured on the Auto Express website

BestSellingCarsBlog is featured in this week’s issue of Auto Express, Britain’s biggest-selling weekly car magazine, with an article written by myself titled “Worlds apart – best-selling global cars you’ve never heard of”. I have selected 15 worldwide best-sellers that don’t sell widely outside of their home market and therefore may have gone below the radar for most car enthusiasts. That is, if you are not a BSCB reader! Best selling cars blog is described in the article as “the most exhaustive website covering car sales data, trends and analysis for over 180 markets worldwide, from Algeria to Zimbabwe, with 70 markets updated monthly and regular strategic reports on the latest sales trends in key markets like China”. Pretty accurate innit? If you live in the UK, go get yourself a copy: it in on sale until next Tuesday 23 June. You can also buy it online here.

World Full Year 2014: Discover all the #1 models in 177 countries

The Toyota Hilux is #1 in an estimated 45 countries in 2014 (2015 model pictured).

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Today the new generation Toyota Hilux was unveiled simultaneously in Thailand and Australia. What better day then to recap on all the #1 best-sellers in 177 countries around the planet, a list topped once again by the Toyota Hilux in 2014 with a record-breaking estimated 45 pole positions worldwide. This list is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find it anywhere elseTo refresh your memory you can see the 2013 Report hereNote this is not a reflection of the highest worldwide sales volumes which will be the object of another report very shortly, only how many countries a specific model ranked #1 in. If no FY2014 data is available, the most recent data is used, and for about 60 countries (mostly in Africa) the #1 spot is estimated based on thorough observations of the streets of those countries via local BSCB contacts and/or recent YouTube videos.

Toyota Corolla Singapore 2014The Toyota Corolla tops 15 countries in 2014.

Toyota places 9 different nameplates in pole position in at least one country in 2014, compared to 11 in 2013 and 10 in 2012. An astounding 81 countries in the world have a Toyota as their best-selling nameplate, nearly half of all worldwide markets. As it has now been the case for over a decade, the Toyota Hilux is by far the most popular nameplate in the world in terms of countries where it ranks #1: an incredible 45 this year compared to 35 in 2013 and 31 in 2012. However 27 out of these 45 countries are in Africa where the volumes are still extremely low. Most significantly, as African data becomes more readily available, we now have a total of 19 countries where the Hilux is confirmed #1 with official data vs. only 8 last year – notable additions are Botswana, El Salvador, Fiji, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Uganda and Vanuatu.

Skoda Octavia World 2014. Picture courtesy autobild.deMost improved: the Skoda Octavia at 10 pole positions.

Like in 2013, the Toyota Corolla comes in second place gaining one country to 16, including 9 confirmed (vs. 4 in 2013). It is followed by the VW Golf losing one country to 12, all in Europe and including 11 confirmed. This is a milestone as up until 2013 the VW Golf had the most officially confirmed #1 countries (10 vs. 8 for the Hilux) but this year the Hilux is ahead (19). The ‘most improved’ award for 2014 goes to the Skoda Octavia landing in 4the place overall with 9 countries (all confirmed – as many as the VW Golf), whereas it only topped 5 in 2013. The Toyota Land Cruiser adds two to 8, and the Dacia Logan, Ford Ranger and Toyota Prado all manage four pole positions each – although the Logan has them all confirmed but the Ranger just two and the Prado only one of them.

Dongfeng Rich World 2014The Dongfeng Rich (2015 model pictured) is one of two Chinese nameplates to officially top an overseas market in 2014.

We welcome a dozen new nameplates in the list of worldwide top rankers, most notably the Peugeot Pars/405 jumping to #1 in Iran despite its valiant 27 years of activity, the Daihatsu Tanto outselling the Toyota Aqua to claim the #1 spot in Japan, the Chevrolet D-Max snapping up the Egyptian pole position and its Isuzu twin the KB doing the same in both Swaziland and Zimbabwe, the Mini reclaiming the Monaco throne it last held in 2012, the Fiat Palio crowned for the very first time in Brazil, the Nissan Qashqai in Cyprus, Suzuki Super Carry in Myanmar, Suzuki Celerio in Uruguay, Seat Leon at home in Spain in a change of guard with the smaller Ibiza and, last but not least, the Dongfeng Rich and Chery QQ becoming the only two Chinese nameplates to officially top an overseas market in 2014: Venezuela and Laos respectively. The other two are unofficial: the Geely CK in Cuba and the Hawtai Lusheng E70 in North Korea.

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

Two years ago: World Full Year 2012: All the #1 in 170 countries

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First Quarter 2015 updates for the Top 12 markets in the world

Fiat 500X France March 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deAmong the world’s Top 10 markets, Italy is the fastest growing so far in 2015 at +14%.

This is the portal to all Q1 2015 updates, covering the Top 12 markets in the world. Click on any link to access the data.

1. China 6.15 million units China 1st Quarter 2015: Baojun 730 and Ford Escort superstars

2. USA 3.956.760 USA 1st Quarter 2015: Trucks lift market up 6%

*. Europe 3.629.902 Europe 1st Quarter 2015: Nissan Qashqai leads SUV surge

3. Japan 1.578.879 Japan 1st Quarter 2015: New Demio and CX-3 keep Mazda up in market down 14%

4. Germany 757.630 Germany 1st Quarter 2014: VW Golf and Passat help lift market up 6%

5. UK 734.588  UK 1st Quarter 2015: Now with all-models ranking (BSCB exclusive)

6. India 675.869 India 1st Quarter 2015: Maruti and Hyundai dominate market up 2%

7. Brazil 648.877 Brazil 1st Quarter 2015: Once-in-a-decade market shifts occurring

8. France 477.326 France 1st Quarter 2015: Artificial recovery?

9. Italy 431.568 Italy 1st Quarter 2015: Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X shine in recovering market

10. South Korea 399.430 South Korea 1st Quarter 2015: Imports hit record levels

11. Russia 383.691 Russia 1st Quarter 2015: Datsun oblivious to devastated market

12. Canada 368.927 Canada 1st Quarter 2015: Volkswagen lifted by new Golf in record market

Special feature: Mexico Mexico 1st Quarter 2015: Mazda3 breaks into Top 10 (with All-models ranking)

World 1st quarter 2015: Toyota keeps worldwide crown, just

Toyota LevinToyota unveiled the Levin HEV at Auto Shanghai this week.

According to Bloomberg and Automotive News, Toyota was still the largest carmaker in the world during the first 3 months of 2015 in spite of sales down 2.5% year-on-year to 2.52 million vehicles. Reversely both VW Group (2.49 million) and General Motors (2.42 million) saw deliveries improve over the period. This means the Top 3 carmakers in the world all fit within a mere 100,000 units at this stage and confirms the race to the top of the sales charts will be intense all the way through 2015. Volkswagen now expects to grow at a slower pace during the remainder of the year however, due to stagnant sales in China where it missed the budget SUV craze. Toyota for its part is counterbalancing declining sales at home in Japan by ending a 3 year-expansion freeze, green lighting new factories in China and Mexico that will add 300,000 annual units of capacity.

Full Year 2014: Total sales data now available for 144 countries

Tehran IranIran is the best performing market in the Top 50 this year. Photo © Ricardo Fernandez

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Thanks to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), I can share with you the overall Full Year 2014 sales figures for 144 countries/markets in the world. Below the jump you will find the Top 50 biggest markets in the world, however please note – as it was the case last year – this ranking classifies countries based on their overall vehicle sales. That’s Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, including Light, Medium and Heavy ones, putting all countries on a level-playing field, as some countries traditionally report monthly PC car sales only and other overall sales. The files released by the OICA (and linked to below) also feature Passenger Cars only and Commercial Vehicles only figures so you can see the split.

Beijing ChinaChina hits 23.5 million units in 2014, an all-time record for any single country.

For the 5th consecutive year, worldwide new vehicle sales hit an all-time record: up 3.2% on 2013 to 88.164.642 units. Previous all-time bests were 75.06 million (in 2010), 78.20 million (2011), 82.20 million (2012) and 85.47 million (2013), keeping worldwide sales on track to hit 90 million in 2015 and 100 million in 2017 potentially. Already the dominant region in the world, Asia/Oceania/Middle East is getting closer to accounting for half of worldwide new vehicle sales thanks to sales are up 5.1% to reach 42.65 million or 48% of the worldwide marketplace. Africa is the 2nd most dynamic region with sales up 3.3% to 1.56 million, America is up 1.8% to 25.48 million (NAFTA up 6.1% contrasting Central & South America down a harsh 11.1%), and finally Europe is up just 0.8% to 18.48 million, the region’s first year of growth since 2011.

London UKThe UK is the fastest-growing market in the Top 10. Photo © Matthew Roberts

Looking into the ranking by country, China continues to reign supreme, exploring new heights for any single market in the history of automobile: thanks to sales up 7% (still a very dynamic growth rate despite a lot of pessimistic analysts), China hits 23.5 million units and is still on track to reach 25 million this year. The USA impress with +6% to 16.8 million units and should in all likelihood get back above 17 million units for the first time since 2006 this year. Japan increases by 3% in third place (5.56 million) but Brazil (-7%), India (-2%) and most strikingly Russia (-15%) all lose ground in the Top 10. The UK continues to show insolent health: it is the fastest-growing market in the Top 10 in 2014 at +10% to 2.84 million units.

Halong Bay VietnamVietnam new vehicle sales are up a fantastic 38% in 2014. Photo © Badz Manaois

Rounding up the Top 10 is Canada with a record 1.89 million units, but the most significant breakout in 2014 is the return to shape of Iran: back up a spectacular 60% year-on-year to 1.29 million sales at #13 vs. 0.8 million and #20 in 2013. The record to beat for Iran is 1.69 million units in 2011. Other notable improvements – following the ranking order – include South Korea (+12%), Spain (+20%), Saudi Arabia (+10% to a record 833,711 sales), Egypt (+18%), Philippines (+27%), Czech Republic (+16%), Portugal (+36%) and Vietnam (+38%). At the other end of the scale, a few countries fall flat in 2014: the hardest hit at the top is Ukraine (-55%) leaving the Top 50, followed by Argentina (-36%) and Thailand (-33%).

Previous year (All data): World Full Year 2013: Total sales now available for 143 countries

Previous year (Top 20): World Full Year 2013 – The 20 biggest cars markets

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Historical Data available for 104 markets

The Wartburg 353 was among the best-sellers in East Germany in the sixties.

Best Selling Cars Blog now covers detailed Historical Data for 104 markets.

Highlights include France since 1894Germany for each year since 1946UK for each year since 1965, Australia since 1946Sweden since 1950Brazil since 1954 and Norway and Italy since 1956. The next batch of updates will include complete USA data all the way up to the 1920s, complete France data since 1950, and much more.

Below you will find direct links for you to explore all Historical Data available for the countries listed.


Algeria since 2004

Argentina since 1965

Australia since 1946

Austria since 1977

Bahrain since 2005

Belarus since 1970

Belgium since 1989

Bosnia & Herzegovina since 2008

Botswana since 1985

Brazil since 1954

Brunei since 2011

The VW Beetle was #1 in Germany from 1946 to 1973.

Bulgaria since 1980

California (USA) since 2011

Canada since 1984

Chile since 2004

China since 1980

Colombia since 1990

Croatia since 2003

Cyprus since 2005

Czechoslovakia 1969-1993

Czech Republic since 1993

The Renault 4CV was #1 in France from 1949 to 1955

Denmark since 1992

Dominican Republic since 2005

Ecuador since 2006

Egypt since 2005

England (UK) since 2013

Estonia since 1970

Europe since 1972

Europe (Central & Eastern) since 2002

Finland since 1971

France since 1894

The Moskvitsh Elite was #6 in Finland in 1971

Germany since 1946

Greece since 1932

Gulf Cooperation Council since 2005

Hong Kong (China) since 2010

Hungary since 1998

Iceland since 2001

India since 1950

Indonesia since 1976

Ireland since 1974

The Hindustan Ambassador is likely to have been #1 in India from 1950 to 1984

Iran since 1967

Israel since 2005

Italy since 1956

Japan since 1969

Kazakhstan since 1970

Kenya since 1997

Kuwait since 2005

Latvia since 1970

Liechtenstein since 2011

Lithuania since 1970

Luxembourg since 1994

The Ford Model T was #1 in the US (and the world) potentially from 1910 to 1926

Macedonia (Rep of) since 2007

Malawi since 2013

Malaysia since 2000

Mauritius since 2011

Mexico since 2003

Moldova since 1970

Monaco since 2011

Morocco since 2004

Netherlands since 1982

New Caledonia (France) since 2003

The Saab 96 was #2 in Sweden from 1966 to 1970

New Zealand since 1973

Northern Ireland (UK) since 2011

Norway since 1956

Oman since 2005

Pakistan since 1995

Panama since 2010

Paraguay since 2011

Peru since 2005

Philippines since 1995

Poland since 1992

Portugal since 1989

The Lada 2101-3 was #1 car in USSR in the seventies

Puerto Rico (USA) since 1990

Qatar since 2005

Romania since 1969

Russia/USSR since 1970

Saudi Arabia since 2005

Scotland (UK) since 2008

Serbia since 2007

Singapore since 2006

Slovakia since 1993

Slovenia since 2003

The Chevrolet Chevette was the last Passenger Car to dominate the US ranking – in 1981.

South Africa since 1973

South Korea since 1997

Spain since 1973 

Sweden since 1950

Switzerland since 1970

Taiwan since 2005

Tanzania since 2009

Thailand since 2004

Tunisia since 2010

Turkey since 1993

The Austin Mini ranked within the UK Top 10 up until 1981

Uganda since 2013

UK since 1965

Ukraine since 1970

United Arab Emirates since 2005

Uruguay since 2010

USA since 1908

Venezuela since 1997

Vietnam since 2003

Wales (UK) since 2013

World since 1960

Zimbabwe since 1958