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World 6 months 2012: Discover the Top 120 best-selling models!

Will 2012 be the first year the Ford Focus sells over one million units worldwide?

* See the Top 120 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Austin *

After sharing with you the Top 150 best-selling cars in the world in June, I have now created a Top 120 world models ranking for the first half of 2012. And there are two models that look like they are on their wait to a millionaire year in 2012: the Toyota Corolla is in pole position with 586,301 sales, followed by the Ford Focus at 502,834 units. If the Focus sells over one million units worldwide in 2012 it could be the first time for the nameplate, with its best year so far being to my knowledge 2000 when it sold 926,284 units.

Hyundai Elantra

The VW Jetta ranks third with 456,367 sales, ahead of the Toyota Camry at 399,659, the VW Golf at 393,413 and the Ford Fiesta at 386,819. The Chevrolet Cruze confirms it is General Motors’ worldwide best-seller by ranking 7th with 376,234 units. The VW Passat and Nissan Tiida/Versa/Sunny switch positions compared to the Q1 2012 ranking while the Ford F-Series rounds up the Top 10 with 366,493 sales, just above the Hyundai Elantra at 362,648 units.

Will its facelift push the VW Gol into the world Top 20 by year-end?

A few models improve their worldwide ranking compared to Q1: the Honda Civic is up 2 spots to #15, the Toyota Hilux is up 4 to #18, the Hyundai Sonata up 3 to #20, the Honda Accord up 7 to #22, the VW Gol/Voyage up 5 to #25 and the Chevrolet Silverado also up 5 to #27.

BMW 3 Series

Further down and more spectacularly, the Hyundai ix35/Tucson is up 11 ranks to #39, while the Renault/Dacia Logan is up 6 to #42, the BMW 3 Series up 6 as well to #43 and the Chevrolet Malibu up 10 to #48.

Toyota will sell over one million hybrids in 2012- here the Prius c.

Note also that Toyota sold 630,048 hybrid cars in the world in the first 6 months of 2012, more than the 628,989 it sold in the entire year 2011! Therefor the Japanese manufacturer is well on track to sell over one million hybrids worldwide in 2012 for the very first time… The Prius family is now split by model in the worldwide ranking, with the Prius at #35, the Prius c/Aqua at #72 and the Prius MPV at #88.

Previous post: World June 2012: Discover the Top 150 best-selling models!

Previous year-to-date summary: World Q1 2012: Discover the Top 100 best-selling cars!

Full 6 months 2012 Top 120 Ranking Table below.

World 6 months 2012:

PosModel 6m 2012JunQ1 2012Pos
1Toyota Corolla586,3811285,3521
2Ford Focus502,8342236,2612
3VW Jetta456,3673202,8043
4Toyota Camry399,6599196,8924
5VW Golf393,4134191,5326
6Ford Fiesta386,8196193,8425
7Chevrolet Cruze376,2348188,8637
8VW Passat370,78210182,4059
9Nissan Tiida/Versa/Sunny370,0695187,8678
10Ford F-Series366,4937173,15312
11Hyundai Elantra362,64812173,89411
12VW Polo/Vento358,96511181,80510
13Hyundai Accent315,79416152,64614
14Honda CR-V305,76914147,19915
15Honda Civic291,76315141,54117
16Suzuki Swift/Dzire287,32221142,45616
17Wuling Sunshine282,57931152,68113
18Toyota Hilux276,62813128,04122
19Opel Astra/Buick Excelle XT/GT/Verano264,29117128,88420
20Hyundai Sonata258,83524125,77623
21Toyota Yaris/Vitz/Vios257,83019137,16818
22Honda Accord245,57820108,56129
23Renault Clio/Thalia233,48525109,46127
24Honda Fit/Jazz232,85022121,37925
25VW Gol/Voyage222,59223107,98430
26Suzuki Alto/A-Star/Celerio220,04235129,56219
27Chevrolet Silverado219,04428106,75732
28Toyota RAV4218,07532106,96931
29VW Tiguan216,41629108,86728
30Opel/Chevrolet Corsa216,01518122,77924
31Saipa Pride212,36061128,42121
32Nissan Qashqai/Dualis210,84126110,48926
33Kia Rio/Pride/K2207,15034101,05935
34Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang202,62860104,18333
35Toyota Prius202,24837n/an/a
36Ford Escape/Kuga191,2532790,99040
37Foton Forland190,52959100,33236
38Skoda Octavia188,6223994,80938
39Hyundai Tucson/ix35181,1463076,86550
40Dodge RAM178,4514086,01444
41Nissan Altima173,90462103,80434
42Renault/Dacia Logan173,5943681,15848
43BMW 3 Series170,0843878,48249
44Suzuki Wagon R169,6464798,92837
45Kia Sportage169,4025382,93546
46Mazda3168,9534888,69342
47Buick Excelle/Chevrolet Optra166,0605183,93845
48Chevrolet Malibu164,8273370,95558
49ChangAn Minibus159,5515693,85639
50Kia Optima/K5159,3625475,13853
51Suzuki Carry/Every159,1924174,64754
52Chevrolet Aveo II/Sonic153,8224387,87443
53Renault/Dacia Sandero151,2404472,72856
54Ford Fusion (US)151,0195569,81959
55Kia Forte/Cerato150,2896374,12755
56Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/Tsuru149,4658582,24647
57Wuling Hongguang144,8166669,44560
58Peugeot 207142,07111189,89241
59BMW 5 Series140,0316464,52163
60Mercedes C Class138,6204564,39064
61Chevrolet Spark II/Beat138,2306775,43952
62Audi A4137,3665863,05166
63Fiat Palio/Siena135,4214261,59667
64Daihatsu Cuore/Mira133,8936975,93551
65Renault Megane131,43749n/an/a
66Fiat Uno129,8515766,42761
67Audi A6129,2586858,01369
68Renault/Dacia Duster126,03252n/an/a
69Chevrolet Sail123,1428466,25262
70Peugeot 405/Pars122,6928272,55757
71Chevrolet Equinox121,7427156,36073
72Toyota Prius c/Aqua118,64646n/an/a
73VW Santana/Vista112,9135045,52499
74Citroen C4112,8369558,38868
75Isuzu D-Max111,6627757,49971
76Ford Transit109,0397954,63474
77Fiat 500108,9307246,42593
78VW Lavida108,00715757,97770
79Nissan March/Micra107,8298963,22665
80Toyota Highlander/Kluger106,4737350,08683
81Skoda Fabia106,24410954,36176
82Peugeot 308104,25310353,63878
83Fiat Punto103,9899251,65580
84Honda NBOX103,8417044,469104
85Nissan Juke103,7519456,81572
86Chevrolet Impala103,5268352,52579
87Toyota Avanza102,9978651,04181
88Toyota Prius a/+/v101,539117n/an/a
89Subaru Legacy/Liberty/Outback100,9218148,75485
90GMC Sierra100,6699146,95490
91Mercedes E Class99,6617846,35595
92Fiat Panda99,4248846,17098
93Citroen C399,0199048,51286
94Dodge Grand Caravan96,82210146,29996
95Nissan Frontier/Navara95,4678745,269100
96Toyota Innova94,59510246,60591
97Honda City/Ballade94,5947542,922106
98Hyundai Santa Fe93,8236536,019125
99Renault Kangoo93,66699n/an/a
100Jeep Grand Cherokee93,27611246,18497
101Renault Scenic93,24276n/an/a
102Daihatsu Tanto92,6819648,18788
103Nissan Livina92,4957441,064110
104Nissan Teana/Maxima92,16610850,11982
105Mazda291,93313054,50275
106Kia Sorento91,6109342,437107
107Mitsubishi L200/Triton/Strada91,12310645,021103
108Chevrolet Celta/Prisma90,7189745,251101
109Ford Explorer89,90710039,055114
110Mazda687,92514349,76284
111Jeep Wrangler87,3599837,265121
112Subaru Impreza/XV86,92713248,23187
113Hyundai i3086,40011441,244109
114Daihatsu Move86,09311546,41294
115Audi Q585,29912041,988108
116Chevrolet Avalanche/Tahoe/Suburban85,20810537,527119
117VW Fox84,3958040,806111
118Kia Soul84,39413643,482105
119Ford Edge82,29611839,677112
120Hyundai i2081,87511039,422113

Source: All usual sources the 60 countries updated monthly on Best Selling Cars Blog. Many thanks to Austin for helping to compile the data!

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. 3 Fords in top 10 – not bad, not bad at all!
    Bar the Clio / Thalia, some Dacia models are outselling mother cie Renault.
    Duster had a big July, but these numbers are to follow.

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