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World Full Year 2012: Discover the Top 1000 best-selling models!

Toyota Corolla Furia Concept World 2012The Toyota Corolla kept its crown in 2012, but just. Will the 2013 model (concept above) save it again this year?

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 1000 best-selling models! Click on title to see *

Finally it is here! Thanks to the hard work of Austin Rutherford the much anticipated models ranking worldwide for 2012 is now available. And this year I have a surprise for you: improving on the Top 100 models I gave you for the Full Year 2011, I am now introducing an all-new Top 1000 worldwide models ranking for 2012! Yes you read right, Top 1000, well Top 937 actually as there are not enough models in the world to make a Top 1000… Now that’s a big jump! Nowhere else will you find this information.

Ford Focus World 2012Its tremendous success in China nearly pushed the Ford Focus to #1 worldwide in 2012…

More detailed sales data for the Toyota Corolla means the Auris, Matrix and Rumion were all shed, so we have a sales figure for the Corolla sedan worldwide spanning 3 generations (IX still on sale in China, X on sale worldwide, and XI on sale in Japan). It was a tight race with the Ford Focus, which has the benefit of hatchback, station wagon and sedan versions spanning two generations. Corolla leads once more with 1,097,132 sales vs. 1,036,683 for the Focus, showing the impact the Chinese market had this year: the Islands row disadvantaged the Corolla sales while the Focus brilliantly took the Passenger Car crown in extremis at the end of the year…

Hyundai Elantra World 2012. Picture courtesy of Hyundai Elantra makes it 3 compact cars on the worldwide podium in 2012…

In an outstanding third place we find the Hyundai Elantra with 829,192 sales spanning 3 generations and helped by the launch of the new gen in China this year. The Toyota Camry ranks 4th at 797,466 units including the Aurion which is in essence the Chinese and Russian Camry, while the Ford F-Series rounds up the Top 5 with 785,028 sales, followed by the Chevrolet Cruze at 784,014 units, however both only relying one one single generation.

Toyota Camry World 2012The Toyota Camry (Russian version pictured) is #4 in the world this year

The VW Passat is #7, ahead of the Nissan Tiida/Versa/Sunny. Nissan has not been kind to us stat fans by naming their models completely differently in separate regions and not replacing them with their logical successors. It’s a mess: in Australia for example, the new Sylphy and 2nd gen Tiida are both called Pulsar while the Versa sedan is named Almera… So I’ve done my best to keep it simple in the ranking but it’s not perfect.

Chevrolet Cruze World 2012The Chevrolet Cruze ranks 6th in 2012.

One notch below we find the VW Golf at #9, Ford Fiesta and the VW Polo/Vento. This might look like a low ranking for the Golf but this year the Golf Plus was stripped out, and also remember the Jetta (#18) is in effect its sedan version, with both models adding up to almost 1.3 million sales worldwide.

Honda CR-V 2013The Honda CR-V is the best-selling SUV in the world in 2012

Other notable appearances in the Top 20 include the Toyota Hilux at #15 with 637,706 units, the Honda CR-V best-selling SUV in the world thanks to the new gen at #16 and 635,256 sales, the Suzuki Swift boosted by the huge success in India of both its hatchback and sedan (DZire) versions at #19 and 532.462 units and the Wuling Sunshine #1 Chinese vehicle at #20 with 523,724 sales.

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Full Year 2012 Top 1000 Ranking Table below.

World Full Year 2012:

1Toyota Corolla1,097,132
2Ford Focus1,036,683
3Hyundai Elantra829,192
4Toyota Camry797,466
5Ford F-Series785,028
6Chevrolet Cruze784,014
7VW Passat/Magotan782,694
8Nissan Tiida/Versa/Sunny774,846
9VW Golf750,466
10Ford Fiesta742,037
11VW Polo/Vento733,678
12Toyota Yaris/Vitz/Vios708,619
13Hyundai Accent683,871
14Honda Civic656,164
15Toyota Hilux637,706
16Honda CR-V635,256
17Opel Astra/Buick Excelle XT/GT/Verano554,695
18VW Jetta/Bora/Clasico/Sagitar552,937
19Suzuki Swift/Dzire532,462
20Wuling Sunshine523,724
21Hyundai Sonata508,944
22Hyundai Tucson/ix35494,453
23Honda Accord485,080
24VW Gol/Voyage482,594
25Kia Rio/Pride/K2480,060
26Honda Fit/Jazz476,876
27Chevrolet Silverado474,020
28Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic455,780
29Opel/Chevrolet Corsa455,385
30VW Tiguan429,013
31Toyota RAV4428,514
32Renault Clio/Symbol427,931
33Suzuki Alto/A-Star/Celerio414,409
34Chevrolet Spark/Beat/Matiz411,753
35Skoda Octavia409,600
36BMW 3 Series406,752
37Ford Escape/Kuga403,841
38Nissan Qashqai/Dualis398,066
39Toyota Prius389,932
40Kia Sportage387,142
41Wuling Rongguang/Chevrolet N300380,342
42Renault Logan373,819
43Dodge RAM372,257
45Kia Forte/Cerato/K3352,226
46Mercedes C Class346,204
47Buick Excelle/Chevrolet Optra346,188
48Saipa Pride343,508
49Fiat Palio/Siena/Dodge Forza338,777
50BMW 5 Series/GT337,929
51Nissan Altima337,259
52Foton Forland336,767
53Suzuki Wagon R330,524
54Kia Optima/K5325,927
55Nissan Sentra/Sylphy/Pulsar/Tsuru324,044
56Wuling Hongguang316,237
57Toyota Prius c/Aqua313,437
58Suzuki Carry/Every313,105
59Audi A4310,577
60Renault Sandero299,848
61Renault Duster295,096
62Honda City/Ballade293,292
63Chevrolet Malibu292,679
55Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country316,996
64Toyota Avanza/Daihatsu Xenia288,425
65ChangAn Minibus287,357
66Audi A6275,738
67Chevrolet Sail275,482
68Peugeot 207274,415
69Ford Fusion (US)269,224
70Nissan March/Micra/Renault Pulse263,519
71Fiat Uno262,452
72Renault Megane261,155
73Citroen C4260,131
74Isuzu D-Max/KB255,538
75Peugeot 308251,659
76VW Jetta II (China)242,478
77Skoda Fabia240,500
78Mercedes E Class239,349
79Chevrolet Equinox239,152
80Nissan Frontier/Navara/NP300238,157
81Hyundai Santa Fe237,562
82VW Lavida236,687
83Ford Transit236,120
84Fiat 500232,907
85Nissan Juke232,128
86Toyota Highlander/Kluger230,547
87BMW 1 Series226,829
88Jeep Grand Cherokee223,196
89VW Bora (China)222,735
90Subaru Legacy/Liberty/Outback222,602
91Peugeot 208221,000
92Kia Sorento219,154
93Kia Picanto/Morning215,513
94Buick Regal/Opel Insignia211,243
95Honda NBOX211,155
96GMC Sierra209,829
97Hyundai/Dodge i10209,490
98Fiat Punto205,409
99Citroen C3205,243
100VW Santana/Vista202,792
101Peugeot 405/Pars201,691
102Audi Q5200,474
103Hyundai i30199,725
104Mini Cooper/Clubman199,276
105Hyundai i20195,314
106Subaru Impreza/XV194,889
107Ford Explorer194,349
108Jeep Wrangler194,142
109Chevrolet Celta/Prisma193,888
112Toyota Innova192,206
113Fiat Panda187,980
114VW Fox186,928
115Toyota Prius a/+/v184,838
116Daihatsu Cuore/Mira182,136
118Chevrolet Impala177,093
119Chevrolet Colorado/S10176,387
120Nissan Teana/Maxima175,612
121Chevrolet Avalanche/Tahoe/Suburban173,520
122Chevrolet Captiva/Opel Antara172,433
123Ford Edge170,076
124Dodge Journey/Fiat Freemont169,785
125Nissan Livina169,372
126Honda Odyssey168,792
127BYD F3168,634
128Renault Kangoo168,454
129Ford Mondeo166,138
130Chery QQ162,213
131Seat Ibiza161,496
132Tata Vista161,014
133VW Transporter160,300
134Nissan Rogue160,265
135Audi A3158,598
136Kia Soul158,231
137Mazda CX-5154,877
138Great Wall Wingle/Steed153,630
139Toyota Tacoma153,116
140VW Caddy151,100
141Toyota Land Cruiser Series 70/200150,701
142VW Touran150,646
143Emgrand EC7150,046
144BMW X3149,853
145Toyota Fortuner/Hilux SW4149,756
146BMW X1147,776
147Buick LaCrosse146,130
148Lada Priora144,125
149Toyota Prado143,430
150Great Wall Voleex C30142,631
151Chrysler 200/Sebring/Lancia Flavia142,220
152Daihatsu Tanto140,243
153Lexus RX139,675
154Mitsubishi L200/Triton/Strada138,762
155DongFeng Minibus137,956
156Ford Ranger137,347
157Renault Scenic136,375
158Mercedes B Class135,739
159Chery Tiggo132,897
160Ford E-Series132,434
161Wuling PN Series132,238
162Toyota Sienna132,025
163Ford C-Max130,036
164ChangAn Nangling/Star 4500129,367
165Renault Fluence/Samsung SM3129,322
166Lada Granta127,687
167Honda Freed127,400
168Suzuki SX4126,990
169Subaru Forester124,605
170Honda Pilot124,295
171Great Wall Haval H6124,010
172Chrysler Town & Country/Voyager123,769
173Peugeot 206122,343
174Lada Kalina121,359
175VW Up!119,620
176Nissan Note118,728
177Peugeot 508118,634
178Mitsubishi Lancer117,820
179Toyota Auris/Corolla hatch117,705
180Peugeot Partner116,618
181Fiat Strada114,766
182Nissan X-Trail114,446
183Mahindra Bolero114,202
184Iran Khodro Samand/Soren113,756
185GMC Terrain112,113
186Audi A1111,837
187Mitsubishi Outlander Sport/ASX111,508
188Hyundai Azera/Grandeur111,134
189Daihatsu Move110,983
190Toyota Tundra109,209
191Skoda Superb109,100
192Range Rover Evoque108,598
193Citroen Berlingo108,348
194Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero107,696
195Volvo XC60106,203
196Hyundai Porter105,565
197Toyota Alphard/Vellfire104,978
198Great Wall Haval H3/H5104,736
199Peugeot 3008104,165
200Smart Fortwo103,798
201Renault Twingo103,468
202Jeep Compass103,321
203Opel/Chevrolet Zafira102,267
204Mini Countryman/Paceman102,250
205Dodge Avenger101,894
206Renault Master101,054
207Kia Cee’d100,936
208FAW Xiali N3100,586
209Chery Fulwin 2/ZAZ Forza99,742
210Volvo S60/V6099,341
211Opel Meriva98,251
212VW CC98,214
213Ford Transit Connect97,912
214Ford Figo/Ikon97,661
215Hyundai Eon97,514
216Nissan Serena96,927
217Mercedes GLK Class96,294
218Toyota Etios95,854
219Chevrolet Traverse94,047
220Suzuki Ertiga93,541
221Dodge Charger93,492
222Suzuki Splash/Ritz93,341
223Chevrolet Camaro93,045
224Audi A592,900
225GAZ Gazelle/Sable/Valdai92,410
226Lada Samara91,812
227Ford Mustang91,580
228Toyota Hiace91,282
229Citroen C3 Picasso/Aircross91,217
230Jeep Patriot90,559
231Mercedes ML Class89,326
232Toyota Noah/Voxy88,615
233Ford Taurus87,457
234Skoda Yeti87,400
235BYD S686,894
236Audi Q386,669
237GMC Acadia86,447
238Perodua MyVi86,343
239Suzuki Alto (Japan)86,043
240Jeep Liberty/Cherokee85,691
241Citroen C4 Picasso85,361
242Mercedes Sprinter85,158
243Chrysler 300/Lancia Thema84,268
244VW Amarok84,100
245Cadillac SRX83,907
246Chevrolet Express82,525
247BMW X581,831
248Honda Brio80,742
249VW Saveiro79,672
250Kia K#/Bongo/Frontier79,337
251Toyota Mark X/Reiz78,484
252Hyundai H#/Starex78,186
253Citroen C578,166
254BYD L377,867
255Daewoo Nexia77,838
256Ford Ka77,720
257Mitsubishi Outlander77,494
258Toyota Rush/Daihatsu Terios76,788
259Tata Nano76,747
260Fiat Doblo76,625
261GMC Yukon76,138
262Toyota Aygo76,011
263Chevrolet Tornado/Montana/Utility75,733
264Porsche Cayenne74,763
265Peugeot 10774,623
266Roewe 35074,375
267VW Golf Plus74,100
268Peugeot 40873,058
269Mercedes A Class72,605
270DongFeng Future71,857
271Fiat Ducato71,712
272Daihatsu Gran Max/Luxio71,634
273Chevrolet Agile71,443
274Fiat Fiorino/Qubo71,359
275Suzuki Big Dipper/Super Panda71,163
276Chevrolet Cobalt68,728
277Volvo S80/V70/XC7068,437
278Hyundai Veloster68,309
279Baojun 63068,092
280Citroen DS368,000
281Citroen C167,314
282Alfa Romeo Giulietta67,132
283Renault Trafic67,105
284Seat Leon67,084
285Lifan 620/Solano67,034
286ChangAn Benben Love/Mini/Benni66,729
287Lexus ES66,624
288Nissan Moco66,462
289JMC Tiger66,254
290Lada Niva/4×466,017
291Ford S-Max/Galaxy65,653
292Nissan Murano65,375
293Buick GL865,001
294DongFeng Joyear64,785
295Brilliance Junjie FRV/FSV/H32064,703
296Honda Stepwagon64,511
297Infiniti G64,453
298Daihatsu Hijet Cargo/Atrai64,262
299Cowin E564,241
300Protona Saga/S1664,003
301Hyundai Atos/Santro63,852
302Toyota Verso S/Ractis63,780
303VW Beetle63,710
304Ford Expedition63,626
305Lexus CT63,353
306Toyota Avensis63,155
307Buick Enclave63,120
308Chevrolet Niva63,063
309Suzuki M800/Mehran62,726
310Haima Family61,631
311Daihatsu Hijet Truck60,678
312Hyundai Genesis60,415
313BMW 7 Series60,256
314Suzuki Palette60,136
315Gleagle Freedom Ship59,891
316Ford Ecosport59,682
317Mercedes S Class59,567
318Soueast V3 Lingyue59,429
319Ford Ka (Europe)59,373
320Toyota Crown59,268
321Toyota Porte/Spade58,050
322Citroen C-Elysee58,012
323Kia Carnival/Sedona57,642
324Mahindra Scorpio57,041
325Renault Koleos/Samsung QM556,847
326Range Rover Sport56,832
327Lancia Ypsilon56,600
328Mitsubishi Mirage56,501
329Acura MDX56,321
330Nissan Pathfinder55,123
331FAW Besturn B5054,670
332Perodua Viva54,626
333Geely Englon King Kong54,556
334Toyota Venza54,403
335Peugeot 500854,345
337JAC Refine54,093
338DongFeng Fengshan H30/A3053,897
339Suzuki/Chevrolet Grand Vitara53,651
340Chevrolet Orlando53,603
341Mazda BT-5053,525
342Honda Crosstour53,509
343Mercedes Vito/Viano53,444
344VW Suran/SpaceFox52,772
345Toyota 4Runner52,404
346JAC J5/Heyue52,192
347Toyota Passo52,186
348VW Touareg52,176
349Geely Englon SC752,044
350Toyota Verso/E’Z51,973
351Cadillac CTS51,674
352Toyota Wish51,464
353JAC J3/Tongyue51,309
354Audi Q750,921
355Fiat Linea50,627
356VW Crafter49,200
357Nissan Cube48,980
358Dodge Durango48,848
359Daihatsu Mira Cocoa48,830
360Nissan Roox48,809
361Zotye 500848,397
362Great Wall Haval M448,344
363Land Rover Freelander/LR248,332
364Dodge Challenger46,252
365Land Rover Discovery/LR446,252
366Suzuki APV46,236
367Suzuki Eeco46,196
368Toyota Tarago/Previa/Estima45,206
369Hyundai ix2045,194
370Mahindra XUV50044,369
371Lifan 52044,277
372BYD F044,218
373Lexus GS43,947
374Honda Life43,935
375Nissan NV200/Evalia43,927
376Kia Ray43,891
377FAW Xiali N543,876
378Samsung SM5/Renault Latitude/Safrane42,721
379Toyota Avalon42,013
380Great Wall Voleex C5041,802
381Mitsubishi Minicab/Veryca41,597
382ChangAn CX2041,521
383FAW Xenia41,270
384Holden Commodore41,214
385BYD G641,075
386Suzuki Alto Lapin40,776
387SsangYong Korando/Actyon40,748
389VW Sharan40,387
390Dodge Dart/Fiat Viaggio40,326
391ChangAn Eado40,239
392Venucia D50/R5040,167
393Volvo S40/V5039,827
394JAC J6/Heyue RS39,709
395Lexus IS39,150
396Iveco Daily38,986
397Suzuki Solio38,905
398Perodua Alza38,624
399Roewe 55038,481
400Suzuki MR Wagon38,107
401Skoda Roomster38,000
402Peugeot 30737,774
403Brilliance V537,282
404Gleagle Vision37,247
405Acura TL36,976
406Suzuki Lingyang36,913
407ChangAn Yuexiang V536,502
408Nissan Quest/Elgrand36,425
409Lifan X6035,794
410Tata Sumo35,545
411Daihatsu Terios35,404
412Luxgen 7SUV35,379
413Daihatsu Move Conte35,033
414Citroen DS434,827
415Audi A834,826
416Jaguar XF34,693
417Acura RDX34,418
418Audi A734,325
419Kia Venga33,877
420Mazda CX-933,574
421Toyota FJ Cruiser33,542
422Chery Cowin 233,158
423Proton Persona33,025
424Peugeot Boxer32,708
425Lada Riva32,648
426Suzuki Jimny32,557
427Ford Flex32,290
428Gleagle Panda31,672
429Fiat Idea31,664
430Chevrolet/ZAZ Lanos/Chance/Sens31,660
431Daewoo Labo/Damas31,655
432Chevrolet Volt/Opel Ampera31,400
433Gleagle GX731,298
434SsangYong Korando Sports31,271
435Toyota 8631,109
436Mercedes GL Class30,804
437Mercedes SLK Class30,608
438Mercedes CLS Class30,591
439Acura TSX30,463
440Daihatsu Tanto Exe30,366
441Mitsubishi Colt30,004
442Skoda Citigo30,000
443Renault Laguna29,938
444Toyota Sienta29,926
445Honda Accord (Europe)29,770
446Lifan 32029,662
447Nissan NV100/NT10029,591
448Renault Modus29,552
449Jiangnan Alto29,535
450Mitsubishi L30029,465
451Lincoln MKX29,415
452Dacia Lodgy29,129
453Lincoln MKZ28,942
454Opel Vivaro28,889
455Seat Altea28,644
456Mitsubishi EK Wagon28,464
457Lotus L328,387
458Fiat Bravo28,054
459Citroen DS528,000
460GMC Savana27,618
461Range Rover27,496
462Porsche Panamera27,331
463Toyota Allion/Premio27,149
464Hawtai Santa Fe26,881
465Alfa Romeo MiTo26,857
466Mahindra Xylo26,602
467Mitsubishi Delica26,594
468Nissan Leaf26,566
469VW T226,404
470BMW X626,220
471Proton Exora26,101
472Mitsubishi T120-SS25,935
473Porsche 91125,475
474Haima 7 Knight25,456
475Citroen Jumper/Relay25,338
476ChangAn Yuexiang V325,208
477Cadillac Escalade25,176
478DongFeng Shuai25,157
479Zotye Z30025,126
480Nissan Titan25,112
481Mazda CX-724,765
482Chery Face24,717
483Kia Cadenza/K724,678
484Geely Englon SC524,661
485FAW Weizhi V524,620
486GAC GS524,562
487Scion tC24,447
488Lexus LX24,387
489Mazda AZ Wagon/Flair24,321
490Infiniti JX24,252
491Subaru Sambar Truck24,094
492Toyota Sequoia24,034
493Citroen Nemo23,714
495BMW 6 Series23,193
496Volvo C30/C7022,994
497Nissan Xterra22,591
498Opel Agila22,500
499Honda Insight22,440
500Volvo XC9022,171
501Kia Carens/Rondo22,168
502Skoda Rapid (India)22,162
503Hyundai HB2022,054
504Saipa Tiba22,017
505Toyota Isis21,876
506Subaru Stella21,821
507Volvo V4021,818
508Brilliance H53021,797
509Nissan Patrol21,551
510Toyota IQ21,302
511Scion xB21,293
512Ford Falcon21,267
513Haima 2 Cupid21,173
514Honda Acty Truck21,094
515Hyundai Veracruz/ix5521,058
516Nissan Armada20,839
517Proton Preve20,765
518Haima Freema20,703
519Chevrolet Tavera20,644
520Chery A3/Chance/J320,279
521Lotus L519,973
522Chevrolet Spin19,940
523VW Scirocco19,898
524Foton View19,815
525Brilliance H23019,713
526Infiniti FX19,386
527Honda Vamos/Acty Van19,377
528Peugeot Expert19,345
529Seat Alhambra19,110
530Chery Cowin 319,091
531Seat Mii18,915
532Beijing E-Series18,762
533Chevrolet Epica18,760
534Audi TT18,625
535Gleagle GC718,523
536Chevrolet Onix18,150
537Soueast V518,025
538Honda N-ONE18,001
539UAZ Patriot17,481
540Toyota Matrix17,369
541Mitsubishi Galant16,991
542Chengfeng Black King16,820
543Granse S5016,811
544Honda Ridgeline16,783
545Toyota Pixis Space16,645
546Citroen Jumpy/Dispatch16,633
547Nissan QX16,629
548Land Rover Defender16,416
549Ford Territory16,412
550Opel Combo16,390
551Honda CR-Z16,123
552Buick Encore/Opel Mokka/Chevrolet Trax16,014
553Great Wall Voleex C10/C20/Phenom15,977
554Toyota Pixis Epoch15,793
555Lancia Musa15,625
556Chery Cowin 115,536
557Mazda MX-515,519
558Ford B-Max15,457
559Cadillac XTS15,324
560Jaguar XJ14,988
561FAW Weizhi V2/Vizi14,911
562Chevrolet Corvette14,646
563Acura ILX14,600
564Lexus LS14,521
565FAW Besturn B7014,233
566Lancia Delta14,177
567Nissan Lafesta14,106
568JAC J2/Yueyue14,060
569Emgrand EC814,001
570Riich X113,917
571Hyundai Equus13,905
572Renault Espace13,732
573Tata Safari13,702
574Lexus GX13,634
575Citroen C213,489
576VW Eos13,441
577Mazda Scrum13,319
578Dodge Caliber13,314
579Huanghai Aurora13,292
580Lincoln MKS13,146
581Scion FR-S13,127
582Peugeot Bipper12,969
583Toyota Ace12,957
584Suzuki Cultus12,852
585Fiat Scudo12,734
586Suzuki Estilo12,644
587Seat Exeo12,142
588Geely Englon SC312,131
589Riich G312,108
590SsangYong Kyron12,069
591Landwind X6/X8/X912,049
592BMW Z412,032
593Scion xD11,897
594Porsche Boxster/Cayman11,740
595Subaru Sambar/Dias11,682
596Peugeot RCZ11,460
597Citroen C4 Aircross11,416
598Nissan NV1500-350011,339
599Mitsubishi Express/L30011,318
600Great Wall Haval M211,259
601Chery A5/E511,116
602VW Routan11,099
603Nissan Urvan11,072
604Nissan Z10,859
605UAZ Hunter/3151910,653
606Isuzu Panther/Crosswind10,608
607Infiniti M10,565
608Ford Fusion (Europe)10,469
609Mazda Carol10,463
610Kia Mohave10,426
611Mercedes SL Class10,298
612Chevrolet Caprice10,262
613JMC Yusheng10,168
614Mazda Biante10,038
615Subaru BRZ10,024
616GMC Canyon10,014
617GAC Trumpchi9,742
618Mahindra Quanto9,612
619Suzuki Kizashi9,463
620Fiat 500L9,455
621Ford Crown Victoria9,451
622Dodge RAM C/V9,310
624Zotye Z2009,070
625Lincoln Navigator9,069
626Renault Twizy9,020
627Daihatsu Sirion/Boon9,015
628ChangAn CX30/Zhixiang9,000
629Haima Prince/M11/Ausheng8,890
630SsangYong Rexton8,865
631Fiat Sedici8,768
632Mitsubishi Adventure8,762
633Nissan Pixo8,736
634Subaru Exiga8,664
635Hyonda Elysion8,566
636Toyota Sai8,543
637JAC S1/Ruiying/Rein/Eagle8,477
638Subaru Pleo8,467
639Geely Englon SC68,445
640Brilliance Junjie/BS4/Splendor8,430
641Mitsubishi Pajero Mini8,354
642Toyota bB8,289
643Renault Scala8,103
644Great Wall Florid8,032
645Mitsubishi i7,917
646Lincoln MKT7,880
647Suzuki Liana7,812
648Honda Zest7,738
649Toyota Rukus/Rumion7,721
650ChangAn Taurus7,718
651Kia Quoris/K97,709
652Nissan Fuga/Cima7,575
653Roewe W57,389
654Nissan Wingroad7,295
655Nissan Otti7,279
656Ford Courier7,264
657Cadillac ATS7,226
658Ford Transit Custom7,044
659Daewoo Alpheon7,008
660Cadillac SLS7,007
661DongFeng Fengshan A606,890
662Opel Movano6,844
663Hawtai B356,675
664ChangAn CS356,573
666Mitsubishi Toppo6,534
667Toyota Harrier6,455
668Toyota Pixis Van6,418
669Honda Stream6,294
670Chevrolet TrailBlazer/Colorado76,261
671Mazda Verisa6,216
672FAW Oley/Oulang6,154
673Ford Everest/Endeavour6,139
674Bentley Continental6,099
675Infiniti EX5,768
676Lexus HS5,727
677Mitsubishi Zinger/Fuzion5,720
678Subaru Trezia5,690
679Isuzu MU-7/Alterra5,680
680Samsung SM7/Renault Talisman5,546
681Hafei Lobo5,533
682Great Wall Voleex C805,528
683Tata Xenon5,447
684Nissan Paladin5,361
685BAW Jeeps5,342
686Tata Venture5,333
687Geely CK5,285
688Toyota Succeed/Probox5,171
689Mercedes R Class5,155
690Peugeot 8074,997
691Roewe 9504,896
692Toyota Pixis Truck4,768
693Mercedes G Class4,750
694Nissan Skyline4,689
695Alfa Romeo 159/Brera/Spider4,660
696Citroen Xsara Picasso4,621
697Peugeot 40084,585
698Zhingxing Landmark4,560
699Toyota Urban Cruiser/ist4,480
700Chery X1/Beat4,469
701TagAz Vortex4,456
702Hafei Ruiyi/Zhongyi/Start4,355
703Foton MP-X4,337
704Zotye Multiplan4,323
705Jaguar XK4,176
706Dodge Nitro4,142
707Citroen C84,124
708Mazda Flair Wagon4,103
709Subaru Tribeca4,035
710FAW Besturn B903,865
711Hafei Minivan/Towner3,805
712ChangHe Ideal/M1003,670
713Subaru Lucra3,641
714Karry Youya3,521
715Nissan Primastar3,494
716Geely MK3,489
717Iran Khodro Runna3,477
718Proton Inspira3,278
719Suzuki Gypsy/Farmworker3,260
720Citroen C-Zero3,152
721Citroen C-Crosser3,101
722Peugeot iOn3,095
723Luxgen 7MPV2,911
724Nissan GT-R2,790
725Toyota Mark X Zio2,785
726Yema F12/F992,785
727Skoda Rapid (World)2,705
728Peugeot Hoggar2,684
729Dacia Dokker2,664
730Tesla Model S2,650
731Rely V5/V82,640
732UAZ Pickup2,620
733Yema F102,519
734SsangYong Chairman W2,434
735Chery A6/Easter/Destiny2,337
736BAW Warrior2,319
737Roewe 7502,319
738Peugeot 3012,313
739Mercedes SLS2,275
740VW Phaeton2,268
741GAC Saboo G3,G52,177
742Audi R82,144
743Gonow Aoosed GX52,108
744Tata Aria2,099
745Bodgan 2110/21112,059
746Daihatsu Charade2,035
747Mazda RX-82,035
748Dodge Attitude2,033
749Hafei Saimo2,031
750SsangYong Chairman H2,013
751Foton Midi2,000
752Ferrari 4581,995
753Peugeot 40071,995
754Daihatsu Copen1,991
755Mahindra Thar1,985
756Suzuki Equator1,968
757Ford Econovan1,966
758Mercedes Citan1,915
759Kia Opirus1,854
760Brilliance Zunchi/BS61,851
761Hyundai Getz1,826
762Nissan Cedric1,793
763BYD e61,690
764Chery S22/VanCargo/VanPass1,684
765Renault Wind1,663
766SsangYong Rodus/Stavic1,625
767Suzuki Landy1,604
768Kia Pregio1,588
769Changfeng Liebao CP2/Acumen/CS71,576
770Tata Ace1,565
771Bollore BlueCar1,543
772Citroen C61,537
773Buick Lucerne1,529
774Chery M1/S181,520
775Shanghai Englon TX41,513
776Buick Park Avenue1,501
777Maserati GranCabrio/GranTurismo1,501
778Mitsubishi Eclipse1,430
779Nissan NV4001,387
780Mercedes CL Class1,368
781Iran Khodro Dena1,364
782Luxgen 5Sedan1,335
783Citroen C-Triomphe1,313
784RAM Dakota1,312
785Riich G51,304
786DongFeng Oting1,297
787Saab 9-31,270
788Seat Toledo1,236
789Lincoln Town Car1,223
790Mitsubishi Lancer Cargo1,220
791Proton Gen-21,187
792Chery Cowin 51,183
793Lamborghini Gallardo1,161
794BYD M61,134
795DongFeng Rich/Utah1,123
796Nissan Kix1,109
797Fisker Karma1,073
798Gonow GX6/G51/Jetstar1,073
799Troller T41,056
800JAC J7/Binyue1,047
801Jinbei MiniBus/Haise/Haishi1,026
802Mazda Tribute949
803Lamborghini Aventador922
804Mitsubishi Savrin919
805Acura ZDX905
806Tianqi Meiya Haishi889
807FAW Vela870
808DongFeng Yumsun860
809Riich M1837
810Bentley Mulsanne832
811Aston Martin Vantage786
812Chengfeng CS6771
813Ford Bantam741
814Rely X5741
815Chevrolet Lumina/Omega731
816Ferrari California710
817BYD F6708
818Tobe M’car675
819ZAZ Lanos Pickup673
820Nissan NV350602
821Geely LC/SL594
822Ferrari FF576
823Landwind Fashion/CV9534
824UAZ 3909/3962/3741489
825Chevrolet Blazer483
826Cadillac DTS476
827Rolls-Royce Ghost468
828Daihatsu Materia/COO438
829Hafei Saibao424
830Acura RL415
831Chevrolet N200414
832Morgan 4/4 Plus 4/Roadster414
833Chery Amulet401
834Mazda AZ-Offroad398
836MG7/MG 750386
837Hawtai Terracan384
838Lotus Elise370
839BAW Luba359
841Saab 9-5344
842Lifan Cargo/Truck/Van333
843Chevrolet Vectra330
844Riich G6328
845Haima 3 Cupid308
846Maserati Quattroporte302
847Proton Waja300
848Tata 207/TL/Telcoline/Worker292
849Changhe Freedom/CH1012278
850Aston Martin Rapide267
851McLaren MP4-12C267
853Geely LC/Panda262
854Honda Legend262
855Mitsubishi Proudia/Dignity262
856Opel Adam258
857Aston Martin Virage254
858Aston Martin DBS249
859Mahindra Genio238
860Roewe E50238
861Peugeot 407236
863Zotye V10200
864Chevrolet HHR196
866Lotus Evora195
867Daihatsu Altis187
868Toyota Century186
869Bogdan Pickup/2310175
870Huanghai Plutus173
871Cadillac STS165
872Lexus LF-A163
873Tobe M’way163
874Mitsubishi Nativa160
875Toyota Zelas158
876Mitsubishi Town Box149
877Proton Jumbuck/Arena149
878Rolls-Royce Phantom145
879Aston Martin Cygnet136
880Karry Youyi135
881Telsa Roadster132
882Hawtai B11131
883Wiesmann Roadster/GT107
884Aston Martin DB9106
885Zhongxing Grand Tiger104
886Proton Satrio Neo103
887Alfa Romeo 147/GT100
888ChangAn Raeton98
889Ferrari 59998
890Ferrari F1298
891Kia Citra96
892Toyota Passo Sette95
893Subaru Justy93
895Nissan Clipper Rio88
896Ford i-Max84
897Tianqi Meiya SUV77
898Maple Aspire73
899Suzuki Landy/Cool Car70
900Daihatsu Boon Luminas64
901Proton Savvy64
902Renault Zoe60
903Mitsubishi Grandis48
904Zhongxing Admiral43
905Mercedes CLA Class41
906Aston Martin Vanquish35
907Lotus Exige28
908Mercedes Vario28
909Acura CSX27
910Dodge Viper27
911Chery Q Vans/Yoki/Y38021
912Alfa Romeo 8C20
913Morgan Aero19
914Suzuki Fun19
915Great Wall Coolbear17
916Daihatsu Esse16
917Ferrari F43016
918Mazda Bongo/E-Series15
919Honda Element13
920Lamborghini Murcielago13
921Bugatti Veyron12
922Cadillac BLS12
923Chrysler PT Cruiser10
924Chery Cowin E66
925Ferrari 621 Scaglietti5
926Fiat Croma5
927Honda FCX Clarity5
928Vauxhall VXR85
929Lexus SC4
930Opel GT4
931Fiat Multipla3
932Fiat Ulysse3
933Hyundai Coupe3
934Jinbei S303
935Aston Martin Zagato1
936Chery CMV/CMP1

Source: Manufacturers, all usual sources for the countries updated monthly on BSCB. Many thanks to Austin for helping compile the data!

Note: This ranking is an estimation based on official data in 100 countries.


Sales of Toyota Corolla include Corolla IX, X, XI and Altis, sales of Toyota Camry include Aurion. Sales of VW Golf include Golf IV, V and VI and does not include Jetta or Bora. Sales of VW Jetta include Jetta 5, 6, Bora (LatAm), Sagitar (China) and Clasico (Latin America) but not Chinese Bora nor Jetta. Sales of VW Gol include Voyage (sedan) and Parati (station wagon). Sales of VW Passat include Passat V, VI, VII (US and European versions) and Magotan, not CC. Sales of Hyundai Elantra include Elantra III, IV and V, i35 and Avante, exclude i30 and Elantra Touring. Sales of Hyundai Accent include Solaris, Verna and i25. Sales of Opel Astra include Vauxhall Astra, Chevrolet Astra, Buick Excelle XT/GT and Verano. Sales of Chevrolet Aveo include Sonic, Lova, ZAZ Vida and Holden Barina. Sales of Chevrolet Spark include Spark I, II, III, Beat, Matiz, Daewoo Matiz, Baojun Lechi and Holden Barina Spark. Sales of Opel Corsa include Vauxhall, Chevrolet Corsa and Classic. Sales of Chevrolet Cruze include Holden Cruze. Sales of Buick Excelle include Chevrolet Lacetti, Nubira and Optra. Sales of Suzuki Alto include Alto 5 (India) and Alto 7/Celerio/A-Star, not Alto Kei car (Japan). Sales of Renault Clio include Clio II, III, IV, Symbol and Thalia. Sales of all Renault models include Dacia sales. Sales of Dacia/Renault Logan include Renault Tondar 90, Nissan NP200, Mahindra Verito and Lada Largus.

This Post Has 49 Comments
  1. @Kennedy

    No 19 is reduplicated…
    No 20 to No 24 are missing…

    Citroen 1193057 18
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Skoda 939467 25

  2. @Paul

    It doesn’t make any sense because they aren’t the same car. If you do that, you should do the same with the Jetta, Golf, Octavia, Leon, A3, etc.. or the same with the Megane, Tiida, Qashqai, Versa, etc.. Just because two cars share a plataform doesn’t mean that they are the same.

  3. The Chevy Cruze is a cheaper, nastier, uglier version of the Opel/Vaxhall Astra. Add Cruze numbers to Astra and it would have been the worlds best seller by a mile.

  4. Based on your data, The best selling Brands worldwide are
    Brand Total Sales Ranked
    Toyota 7737449 1
    VW 6072109 2
    Ford 5232561 3
    Chevrolet 4570605 4
    Nissan 4030923 5
    Hyundai 3838076 6
    Honda 3578907 7
    Kia 2522455 8
    Suzuki 2513822 9
    Renault 2512542 10
    Peugeot 1746712 11
    Fiat 1703300 12
    BMW 1472671 13
    Audi 1377634 14
    Wuling 1352541 15
    Mercedes 1295519 16
    Dodge 1218676 17
    Citroen 1193057 18
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Mazda 1148398 19
    Skoda 939467 25
    Mitsubishi 861624 26
    Buick 850726 27
    Daihatsu 793315 28
    Opel 727831 29
    Jeep 696909 30
    Great 655966 31
    ChangAn 650312 32
    Subaru 640307 33
    Lada 583648 34
    Opel/Chevrolet 557652 35
    Chery 530371 36
    GMC 522159 37
    BYD 422220 38
    Lexus 411185 39
    Volvo 380791 40
    Saipa 365525 41
    DongFeng 363822 42
    Foton 362919 43
    Chrysler 350267 44
    Seat 308627 45
    FAW 305055 46
    Tata 301744 47
    Mini 301526 48
    Isuzu 271826 49
    Mahindra 254049 50
    JAC 220887 51
    Hyundai/Dodge 209490 52
    Range 192926 53
    Cadillac 190967 54
    Perodua 179593 55
    Gleagle 178631 56
    Lifan 177100 57
    Acura 174125 58
    Emgrand 164047 59
    Geely 161467 60
    Brilliance 153776 61
    Porsche 139309 62
    Haima 138161 63
    Roewe 127698 64
    Infiniti 124424 65
    Iran 118597 66
    Daewoo 116501 67
    Land 111000 68
    Smart 103798 69
    SsangYong 99025 70
    Alfa 98769 71
    GAZ 92410 72
    Lincoln 89675 73
    Zotye 87116 74
    Lancia 86402 75
    Proton 84972 76
    Soueast 77454 77
    JMC 76422 78
    Scion 70764 79
    Baojun 68092 80
    Cowin 64241 81
    Protona 64003 82
    Jaguar 53857 83
    Suzuki/Chevrolet 53651 84
    Lotus 48953 85
    Samsung 48267 86
    Holden 41214 87
    MG3 40628 88
    Venucia 40167 89
    Luxgen 39625 90
    Iveco 38986 91
    GAC 36481 92
    Hawtai 34071 93
    Dacia 31793 94
    Chevrolet/ZAZ 31660 95
    UAZ 31243 96
    Jiangnan 29535 97
    Riich 28494 98
    MG6 23351 99
    Beijing 18762 100
    Chengfeng 17591 101
    Granse 16811 102
    Hafei 16148 103
    Huanghai 13465 104
    Landwind 12583 105
    MG5 9189 106
    Hyonda 8566 107
    BAW 8020 108
    Bentley 6931 109
    Yema 5304 110
    Zhingxing 4560 111
    TagAz 4456 112
    ChangHe 3948 113
    Karry 3656 114
    Ferrari 3498 115
    Rely 3381 116
    Gonow 3181 117
    Tesla 2650 118
    Lamborghini 2096 119
    Bodgan 2059 120
    Aston 1834 121
    Maserati 1803 122
    Saab 1614 123
    Changfeng 1576 124
    Bollore 1543 125
    Shanghai 1513 126
    RAM 1312 127
    Fisker 1073 128
    Troller 1056 129
    Jinbei 1029 130
    Tianqi 966 131
    Tobe 838 132
    ZAZ 673 133
    Rolls-Royce 613 134
    Morgan 433 135
    Shineray 387 136
    MG7/MG 386 137
    DR5 346 138
    McLaren 267 139
    MG550 263 140
    MG350 235 141
    DR1 195 142
    Bogdan 175 143
    Zhongxing 147 144
    Telsa 132 145
    Wiesmann 107 146
    Maybach 89 147
    Maple 73 148
    Bugatti 12 149
    Vauxhall 5 150
    DR2 1 151

  5. @Pedro Maybe not, the new Jetta is a very different (cheaper, decontented) car than the Golf.
    Once the Mk7 Golf rolls out worldwide, the days of the Golf and Jetta being hatch and sedan versions of the same car will be well and truly over.

  6. Hey Matt, great report – these figures are fascinating! Just wondered… the Alfa Romeo 159/Brera/Spider position at 4,660 seems quite low, is there a reason for this? Is this definitely accurate? Thanks

  7. @Nuria
    Can’t confirm actual numbers, but I think it is a plausible figure: in 2012 the Seat Leon was nearly at the end of its career and, apart from Spain, it was not selling that much in the rest of Europe. 2013, with the introduction of the new Leon, will be a different story.

  8. Hello! Very interesting report since it’s so difficult to find data on the internet.
    I am surprised though by SEAT LEON sales, they seem really low at barely 67.000 units…is there anyone who could confirm if this figure is exact?

  9. David :
    In Australia many models are over-represented. Australia is 1.3% of the global market, yet the following models far exceed this figure.

    Australia is not only a dumping ground (very low tariffs), it’s also the world’s test market. with an affluent but tiny population, if a car sells badly, it won’t contaminate europe or usa markets.

  10. In Australia many models are over-represented. Australia is 1.3% of the global market, yet the following models far exceed this figure. 22% of Mazda BT-50s around the world are sold in Australia. This is followed with 14% for the following: Nissan Patrol, Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai i30, and CX-9. 13% of Mitsubishi Tritons and Lancers are sold in Australia. 12% of Mazda3s and Toyota Prados, and 11% of Suzuki Kizashis and Nissan Navaras.

  11. Also, Matt, there are two different Ford Rangers sold around the world, which are unrelated to each other. The North American model, and worldwide model. These shouldn’t be combined.

  12. Matt,dont forget Acura TSX is also sold in Mexico and Guam.
    Not sure if you have included Russian sales of Accord Euro…this is now becomming a bit of an obsession.
    Best regards,as always

  13. Hi Matt, thanks for the excellent data and articles, as always.

    I’m curious as to the origins of the 2012 sales of Proton and Perodua cars. Last time I checked, there were no sales data for the Malaysian market during the second half of 2012. Am I missing something ?

    Thanks in advance for the clarification on the matter, I appreciate it. :]

  14. Hey Matt, again and again you find something to improve, thanks a lot.

    Is there a chance publishing a worldwide brand-ranking?

    1. Hi Steam – thanks, glad you like it!
      I have been looking for a worldwide brands ranking, will publish when/if I find it – promised!

  15. Sonata is also known as i45 in: Singapore, NZ, Australia, and Colombia. The Escape and Kuga are different vehicles. One version of the Escape is built in Taiwan and is completely unrelated to the Kuga sold in Europe. Confusingly, the Kuga is rebadged as an Escape in the US. The Taiwanese Escape and US Escape (both based on a 2001 design) should not be combined with the Kuga/”New” Escape.

  16. This is the only “Best-selling cars on the planet” list that explains the criteria,
    which cars are counted together and which ones aren´t.
    And it´s by far the most complete one
    I´ve seen as well. Congrats Matt, keep doing this fantastic job !

  17. Hi Matt!! Great job again 😉
    what about having 206/207/208 put together as they are different generations of the same car, just as different generations of corolla/clio/astra/elantra… are all put together even if they sometimes have different nameplates depending on countries?
    Thanks again for the great job

    1. Hey Stephane merci. Oui mais la on ouvre une can of worms… Si tu veux tu peux ajouter les chiffres et voir ou le cumul les placerait 🙂

  18. Thanks Matt for this wonderful information. I would also like to suggest if the above data can also have a field – Vehicle Segment.

    Thanks again for the extra ordinary work. Keep it up.

  19. Do the Range Rover Sport sales include also the Range Rover (normal version) ones? Cause I can’t find any data about them…

  20. Dear matt,

    In your World 11 months figures, Toyota vitz/yaris/vios was at number 23 with sales 422,250, in this the vitz/yaris/vios has jumped to number 12 with 708619 sales, how is that possible that it sold 286369 in one month ??

    1. Hi Sdogar,
      Nope it has not sold that many units in one month, however the full year figures are much more complete than the ones I had after 11 months and many countries were added, which for some models has drastically changed their position. You will notice I haven’t published a December update as the sales figures would have been all over the place.
      Hope this helps give some explanation.

  21. matt, you have any ideea of ranking for 2012 by automaker? or by group? I was curios about renault-nissan position

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