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World Full Year 2012: Discover the Top 60 best-selling SUVs!

Chery Tiggo World 2012The Chery Tiggo is the best-selling Chinese SUV in the world in 2012.

* See the Top 60 best-selling SUVs by clicking on the title! *

The original World Full Year 2012 Top 1000 is here

Now I know the SUV segment covers very different models from the small SUV like the Skoda Yeti (#50) to the biggest ones like the Toyota Land Cruiser (#25) but for simplicity I put them all together. And at this little game the Honda CR-V wins thanks to a huge 635,256 sales and with the help of the new generation which launched across the planet throughout the year with great success. The 2nd best-selling SUV in the world also spans two generation: the Hyundai ix35 (aka Tucson) sells 494,453 units and is followed by the VW Tiguan in frank progression notably in Europe thanks to its facelift with 429,013 sales.

Hyundai Tucson 2012The Hyundai ix35/Tucson is the #2 best-selling SUV in the world in 2012.

Just below we find the Toyota RAV4 at 428,514 units, a total that should increase in 2013 now that the new generation is in dealerships across the planet. The Ford Escape/Kuga is 5th adding up to 403,841 sales now that the two models are one across the world (it also includes previous generations), ahead of the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage and Renault Duster at a brilliant 8th position and 295,096 units.

Porsche Cayenne World 2012The Porsche Cayenne is the 60th best-selling SUV in the world in 2012…

Notice also the Nissan Juke at #11, Jeep Grand Cherokee at #13, Audi Q5 at #15, Kia Soul at #23, the Mazda CX-5 landing directly at #24 and #137 overall for its first appearance in the ranking, BMW X3 at #26 and BMW X1 at #28. The Chery Tiggo leads the Chinese charge at #31 and #159 overall, followed by the Great Wall Haval H6 at #35 and Great Wall Haval H3/H5 at #43. The Range Rover Evoque is up to a beautiful 40th spot while the Porsche Cayenne impresses at #60.

The original World Full Year 2012 Top 1000 is here

Full Year 2012 Top 60 SUVs Ranking Table below.

World Full Year 2012 – SUVs:

116Honda CR-V635,256
222Hyundai Tucson/ix35494,453
330VW Tiguan429,013
431Toyota RAV4428,514
537Ford Escape/Kuga403,841
638Nissan Qashqai/Dualis398,066
740Kia Sportage387,142
861Renault Duster295,096
979Chevrolet Equinox239,152
1081Hyundai Santa Fe237,562
1185Nissan Juke232,128
1286Toyota Highlander/Kluger230,547
1388Jeep Grand Cherokee223,196
1492Kia Sorento219,154
15102Audi Q5200,474
16107Ford Explorer194,349
17108Jeep Wrangler194,142
18121Chevrolet Avalanche/Tahoe/Suburban173,520
19122Chevrolet Captiva/Opel Antara172,433
20123Ford Edge170,076
21124Dodge Journey/Fiat Freemont169,785
22134Nissan Rogue160,265
23136Kia Soul158,231
24137Mazda CX-5154,877
25141Toyota Land Cruiser Series 70/200150,701
26144BMW X3149,853
27145Toyota Fortuner/Hilux SW4149,756
28146BMW X1147,776
29149Toyota Prado143,430
30153Lexus RX139,675
31159Chery Tiggo132,897
32168Suzuki SX4126,990
33169Subaru Forester124,605
34170Honda Pilot124,295
35171Great Wall Haval H6124,010
36182Nissan X-Trail114,446
37183Mahindra Bolero114,202
38185GMC Terrain112,113
39187Mitsubishi Outlander Sport/ASX111,508
40192Range Rover Evoque108,598
41194Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero107,696
42195Volvo XC60106,203
43198Great Wall Haval H3/H5104,736
44202Jeep Compass103,321
45204Mini Countryman/Paceman102,250
46217Mercedes GLK Class96,294
47219Chevrolet Traverse94,047
48230Jeep Patriot90,559
49231Mercedes ML Class89,326
50234Skoda Yeti87,400
51235BYD S686,894
52236Audi Q386,669
53237GMC Acadia86,447
54240Jeep Liberty/Cherokee85,691
55245Cadillac SRX83,907
56247BMW X581,831
57257Mitsubishi Outlander77,494
58258Toyota Rush/Daihatsu Terios76,788
59261GMC Yukon76,138
60264Porsche Cayenne74,763



This Post Has 10 Comments
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  2. Why do you call the Duster a Renault? It is Dacia’s model, and Renault version is only a rebadged one for certain markets

  3. I’d love to see the Australian Ford Territory exported to more countries, I’m sure it could sell as well as some of these if it was.

  4. Very interesting data, thanks Matt.

    I have to admit that I was not aware about the Honda as worldwide leading SUV.

    Korean and japanese brands are represented by three models each, US-brands by two, german and french brands by one model each.

    Nissan Juke is very strong worldwide, this is also surprising.

  5. Informative! Quite disappointing to see the GMC trucks so low on the list while Ford made it to the top 10. The year 2012 was good for Ford band I think 2013 will be even better for them.

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