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World 2011: Toyota Hilux leader in 34 countries UPDATED

Toyota Hilux

* See the list of 56 models #1 in at least one country by clicking on the title! *

Now that nearly all 2011 data is out, I can share with you a summary of which models appear in pole position the most often. This information is exclusive to Best Selling Cars Blog, you won’t find it anywhere else! This is not a reflection of the highest sales volumes which are the object of another post, only how many times a specific model manages to rank #1 in any country.

Toyota places no less than 8 models in pole position in at least one country, Chevrolet & Ford 5 and Nissan & Volkswagen 4.

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Hilux is king of the world at this little game: it is #1 in 34 countries, albeit including 25 in Africa where the volumes are very low. As a result the Hilux is actually only #22 in the world in terms of sales. The Toyota Corolla follows with 18 countries, including 10 in Africa and 5 in Asia. The Corolla is the only model to rank #1 in at least one country of each continent: Africa, Asia, Europe, America and Oceania.

The Skoda Octavia is the best-performing European model, #1 in 8 countries

Then until a few months ago we used to find the VW Golf, but it is now the Skoda Octavia, going from #1 in 4 countries in 2010 to #1 in 8 countries in 2011! Excellent performance of Skoda here with a 3 year-old model that is slowly but surely growing on Eastern and Western European consumers alike.

The Pyeonghwa Samchunri is #1 in North Korea

The VW Golf follows, #1 in 7 countries, then we find the Toyota Camry, #1 in 5 countries (to be taken with caution as they are all BSCB’s estimates), and the Hyundai Accent/Verna and Toyota Land Cruiser, both #1 in 4 countries. There are 6 models #1 in 3 countries, 15 cars #1 in 2 countries and 28 models #1 in just one country.

See ‘Read more’ for the full list of all 57 #1 models and in which countries they do so.

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