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World 2000: VW Golf in pole position!

VW Golf

* See the Top 120 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *

Thanks to a tip from Florian, we now have access to the 120 best-sellers in the entire world, data sourced on Interautonews and AutoWorld. We were expecting the Toyota Corolla to lead the way, not so! 2000 is a real year off for the Corolla, only 10th with 603,351 sales…

The VW Golf is the best-selling car in the world in 2000 with no less than 1,143,044 units sold (including 690,400 in Europe). The Ford F-Series is #2 with 1,006,325 sales, including 876,716 in the US, ahead of the Opel Astra at 929,594 units and the Ford Focus with 926,284 sales.

Ford F150

The Renault Megane/Scenic is #5 at 730,383 units, followed by the Opel Corsa with 688,998 sales and the Peugeot 206 at 646,405 units. Notice the BMW 3 Series up to a fantastic 16th place with 477,853 sales, nearly doubling the score of the Mercedes C Class (#38 and 248,965 sales).

Mercury Sable

The best-selling Korean model in the world in 2000 is the Daewoo Matiz at #48 and 211,498 units, ahead of the Hyundai Accent at #51 and the Hyundai Sonata at #68. Other curiosities include the Dodge Neon at #42, the Oldsmobile Alero at #85, the Cadillac De Ville at #113 and the Mercury Sable at #114.

Full Year 2000 Top 120 Ranking Table below.

World Full Year 2000:

1VW Golf (incl. Bora, Jetta)1,143,044
2Ford F-Series (F100,150,250,350,450)1,006,325
3Opel Astra (incl. Zafira – by Chevrolet, Holden, Vauxhall)929,594
4Ford Focus926,284
5Renault Megane (incl. Scenic)730,383
6Opel Corsa (incl. Celta – by Chevrolet, Vauxhall)688,998
7Peugeot 206646,405
8Chevrolet C/K Pick-up642,119
9Renault Clio616,987
10Toyota Corolla603,351
11Fiat Punto598,098
12Honda Civic547,453
13Honda Accord532,959
14Toyota Camry499,398
15Ford Explorer482,716
16BMW 3 Series477,853
17VW Polo429,556
18Toyota Yaris/Vitz/Echo422,362
19Ford Taurus409,452
20Ford Ranger396,921
21Citroen Xsara (incl. Picasso)387,157
22Dodge Ram380,888
23VW Passat374,164
24Ford Fiesta360,746
25Dodge Caravan/Voyager (incl. Town & Country)328,512
26Jeep Grand Cherokee324,426
27Chevrolet Blazer (incl. GMC Jimny)323,300
28Chevrolet Cavalier292,020
29Ford Windstar288,043
30Opel Vectra (also by Chevrolet, Vauxhall)283,351
31Fiat Palio275,389
32Citroen Saxo271,101
33VW Gol270,478
34Chevrolet Silverado (incl. GMC Sierra)269,628
35Peugeot 306265,686
36Chevrolet Tahoe (incl. GMC Yukon)261,644
37Honda Odyssey249,614
38Mercedes C Class248,965
39Pontiac Grand-Am245,614
40Chevrolet Malibu244,676
41Chevrolet S10244,510
42Dodge Neon (also by Chrylser, Plymouth)237,793
43Peugeot 406232,020
44Mercedes E Class225,318
45Ford Expedition222,432
46Fiat Seicento216,768
47Ford Escort213,411
48Daewoo Matiz211,498
49Audi A4208,317
50Suzuki Wagon R206,940
51Hyundai Accent205,260
52Dodge Dakota200,024
53Honda CR-V197,423
54Saturn S Series195,320
55Nissan Sentra194,455
56Mercedes A Class194,260
57Ford Mondeo194,072
58Renault Kangoo193,488
59Chevrolet Impala191,825
60Seat Ibiza190,642
61Ford Ka187,160
62Ford Mustang183,841
63Dodge Durango183,497
64BMW 5 Series182,733
65Renault Twingo173,218
66Renault Laguna171,507
67Dodge Intrepid168,012
68Hyundai Sonata165,247
69Pontiac Grand Prix163,573
70Jeep Cherokee162,244
71Fiat Bravo/Brava157,011
72Buick Le Sabre156,319
73Daihatsu Move154,657
74Buick Century154,059
75Daewoo Lanos153,010
76Subaru Legacy152,395
77Toyota Tacoma149,412
78Nissan Altima148,351
79Audi A6147,511
80Honda Life146,543
81Volvo S40/V40146,030
82Nissan Maxima145,851
83Citroen Berlingo144,314
84VW New Beetle142,386
85Oldsmobile Alero140,069
86Chevrolet Suburban138,646
87Dodge Stratus (also by Chrysler, Plymouth)138,604
88Skoda Octavia135,241
89Fiat Uno134,069
90Mazda 626132,036
91Audi A3131,400
92Mitsubishi Galant131,268
93Pontiac Sunfire130,310
94Nissan Micra130,294
95Mazda 323 (incl. Familia)128,640
96Ford Transit126,508
97Mercury Grand Marquis125,401
98Toyota RAV4123,416
99Nissan Almera123,134
100Chrysler PT Cruiser121,145
101Hyundai Elantra119,982
102Peugeot 106118,299
103Toyota Estima/Previa117,715
104Nissan Primera117,670
105Toyota 4Runner116,974
106Volvo V70115,112
107Toyota Sienna114,181
108Toyota Avalon113,866
109Toyota Avensis111,191
110Nissan Frontier110,803
111Lancia Y110,348
112Subaru Forester110,096
113Cadillac De Ville109,344
114Mercury Sable108,165
115Mercedes Sprinter107,765
116Skoda Fabia107,128
117Alfa Romeo 156105,024
118Skoda Felicia104,078
119Chevrolet Venture103,425
120Toyota Tundra102,775

Source: based on AutoWorld data. Many thanks to Florian for the tip!

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