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World November 2012: Ford Focus stays ahead of Toyota Corolla

Ford Focus

* See the Top 150 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Austin *

Now that November figures are all in, I can share with you the Top 150 most popular cars around the planet. Please note these are November figures, not December yet which will be published in February, with a sneak preview in the World December Roundup to come within the next couple of days. Remember this ranking is based on sales in the 60+ countries that are updated monthly on BSCB, except for Ford and Renault/Dacia which are official worldwide figures. So most sales figures for each model are a minimum. Boosted by all-time record sales in China, the Ford Focus manages to top the worldwide ranking for the third month in a row at 94,427 sales.

Nissan Sunny

Now that Chinese consumers are starting to buy Japanese models again, the Toyota Corolla is back up one spot on October to #2 at 84,489 units and has now passed the million-unit mark so far in 2012 at 1,022,996. The Hyundai Elantra slides down to #3 at a still very impressive 80,951 sales. The rest of the Top 10 is pretty stable with the VW Jetta at #4 and 72,889 units, the VW Passat at #5 with 69,095 sales, the Ford F-Series at #6 and 65,755 units and the VW Golf at #7 with 60,486 sales.

Honda Civic

Further down, great performers include the Honda Civic up 6 spots on last month to #12, the Toyota Hilux hanging on at #13, the Nissan Tiida/Versa/Sunny back up 25 to #16 thanks to China, the Kia Forte/Cerato/K3 up a further 4 ranks to #24 vs. #51 year-to-date, the Buick Excelle up 19 to #26, BMW 3 Series up to #27 vs. #47, Fiat Palio/Siena at #29 vs. #48, Renault Duster at #34 vs. #57 and ChangAn Minibus up 24 to #36.


The Toyota Prius C/Aqua beats the Prius for the 2nd month running, improving to #40 vs. #51, the BYD F3 (both generations) returns to the position of best-selling Chinese Passenger Car in the world at #72 with 19,015 sales ahead of the Chery QQ back up 39 spots to #80, the Emgrand EC7 down 5 to #88, Great Wall Haval H6 down 2 to #97 and the Great Wall Voleex C30 up a massive 54 ranks to #98. Finally, notice the Honda Brio up to #111, the BYD L3 up to #154, the Dodge Dart/Fiat Viaggio up to #162, the Hyundai HB20 at #184 and the Chevrolet Onix at #191.

Previous month: World October 2012: Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra on top!

Previous year-to-date update: World 10 months 2012: Discover the Top 185 best-selling models!

Full October 2012 Top 150 Ranking Table below.

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