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World April 2013: Ford Focus stays #1, Honda CR-V up to #6

Renault Duster World April 2013. Picture courtesy of Ilva Davidovich idphoto.kzThe Renault Duster is up to a best-ever #25 in the world this month.

* See the Top 250 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Austin *

Very stable worldwide models ranking this month: the entire Top 5 is identical to March. The Ford Focus manages to hold the top spot for the 2nd month in a row but goes back under 100,000 monthly sales at 92,481 units. This means the Focus reinforces its 2013 year-to-date lead at 366,119 sales vs. 354,510 for the Toyota Corolla, #2 at 89,141 units this month. The Hyundai Elantra is getting more threatening as the months come by: with 83,119 sales it is only 6,000 units below the Corolla this month, while the Ford F-Series resists in 4th place with 73,363 sales and the VW Golf remains 5th at 67,422 units.

Honda CR-V World April 2013Honda CR-V

It’s below that the worldwide sales chart gets a bit of a shake: thanks to a fantastic month in China (#4 there), the Honda CR-V is up 4 spots on March to land in a fantastic 6th position with 66,628 sales, the Chevrolet Cruze is up 3 to #8 while the Ford Fiesta falls back down 5 to #11. The Honda Accord is up 4 to #14, the Hyundai Accent back up 11 to #15 and the Renault Clio is up 2 more ranks to #17 thanks to the 4th generation met with success across Europe.

Ford Kuga World April 2013. Picture courtesy of biauto.comFord Escape/Kuga

The Ford Escape/Kuga continues its progression and brilliantly breaks into the worldwide Top 20 this month at #20 (+1) but it is now threatened by the Toyota RAV4, up a further 7 spots to #21 thanks to the new model now hitting dealerships across the planet – the RAV4 was even my ‘star of the month’ in the World April 2013 Roundup. The Wuling Sunshine is back to its traditional #1 Chinese model worldwide rank at #22 but the best performer in the Top 50 this month is without a doubt the Renault Duster: up 25 spots on March to slice its ranking in two and hit a best-ever #25 thanks to outstanding performances in Russia, India and Latin America…

Audi Q3 World April 2013. Picture courtesy of auto.qq.comAudi Q3

Further down, notice the Dodge RAM up 4 ranks to #29, the Chevrolet Malibu up 17 to #38, Fiat Palio/Siena up 24 to #39, Fiat 500 up 28 to #100, Audi A3 up 82 to #84, Mercedes E-Class up 33 to #95, Lada Granta up 26 to #97 and the Buick Encore/Chevrolet Trax/Opel Mokka up 24 to #100. Outside the Top 100, the Chevrolet Onix/Prisma is up 31 spots to #104, the Hyundai HB20 up 21 to #127, VW Up! up 50 to #150 and the Audi Q3 is up 107 ranks to #170 now that production has started in China.

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Full April 2013 Top 250 Ranking Table below.

World April 2013:

PosModelApr-13Mar4m 2013Pos2012
1Ford Focus92,4811366,11912
2Toyota Corolla89,1412354,51021
3Hyundai Elantra83,1193307,41933
4Ford F-Series73,3634271,84845
5VW Golf67,4225245,24659
6Honda CR-V66,62810218,2121017
7VW Passat/Magotan62,8648243,51267
8Chevrolet Cruze60,52111221,33696
9VW Polo/Vento59,7159231,998811
10Toyota Camry59,6517241,68474
11Ford Fiesta55,8966211,9221110
12Renault Sandero/Logan55,53112195,9511414
13Toyota Hilux51,32313195,7411516
14Honda Accord50,02918175,5242124
15Hyundai Accent49,55826193,2831813
16Honda Civic49,47314183,9571915
17Renault Clio/Symbol48,51519173,5702233
18Suzuki Swift/Dzire47,80616197,8391220
19VW Jetta/Bora/Clasico/Sagitar47,16715197,6541319
20Ford Escape/Kuga46,29621156,8502638
21Toyota RAV446,08338136,7843832
22Wuling Sunshine45,88825171,2992321
23Opel Astra/Buick Excelle XT/GT/Verano45,00022177,7932018
24Chevrolet Silverado44,05330170,9442428
25Renault Duster43,10550131,6294061
26Hyundai Tucson/ix3541,15336154,3672823
27Nissan Sentra/Sylphy/Tsuru40,92427163,0302555
28Nissan Altima/Teana/Maxima40,90817154,6092751
29Dodge RAM40,08333137,4933643
30Nissan Tiida/Versa/Sunny/Almera39,80423194,287168
31Hyundai Sonata39,28137146,9183222
32VW Gol/Voyage38,86447137,2203725
33Ford Fusion(US)/Mondeo38,45434150,7003168
34Foton Forland35,89928128,6674352
35Kia Rio/Pride/K235,43146130,7974126
36Wuling Rongguang/Chevrolet N30035,26642137,8193542
37Toyota Yaris/Vitz/Vios34,48739154,1262912
38Chevrolet Malibu33,49755112,2275263
39Fiat Palio/Siena32,67463118,3244949
40VW Tiguan32,66444141,2823431
41Kia Forte/Cerato/K332,04549126,0904545
42Wuling Hongguang/Chevrolet Enjoy31,89020193,7831757
43Kia Sportage31,47359112,8535141
44Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic/ZAZ Vida31,18952123,3014729
45Opel/Chevrolet Corsa30,74531108,3375430
46VW Lavida30,53441152,0243081
47BMW 3 Series30,13348108,6695337
48Skoda Octavia28,64856103,8545536
49Nissan Qashqai/Dualis28,57929127,6624439
50Kia Optima/K528,02062100,6575854
51Peugeot 20827,99054100,4155990
52Suzuki Alto/A-Star/Celerio26,95343136,4633934
53Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country26,8435893,4165556
54Suzuki Wagon R26,58132129,8014253
55Honda Fit/Jazz26,49335123,7514627
56Toyota Prius26,29345119,6824840
57Audi A426,2596694,3146360
58BMW 5 Series/GT26,1516495,1316250
59Buick Excelle/Chevrolet Optra26,11053102,5205647
60Toyota Avanza/Daihatsu Xenia25,9247596,4486155
61Hyundai Santa Fe25,15065100,0756080
62ChangAn Minibus23,51124143,2883364
63Chevrolet Equinox23,0067385,5417078
55Isuzu D-Max/KB22,8436892,4126573
64Suzuki Carry/Every21,55860102,0975759
65Audi A621,4637482,3637265
66VW Santana/Vista21,2749270,1098699
67Toyota Prius c/Aqua21,21240113,3665058
68Mercedes C Class20,8165187,6486646
69Nissan Frontier/Navara/NP30020,4917974,3837879
70VW Jetta (China)20,4359180,5067475
71Ford Transit20,3776174,2117982
72Fiat 50020,26310062,9569383
74Citroen C419,8518683,7707172
75Chevrolet Spark/Beat/Matiz19,6737781,2167335
76GMC Sierra19,5599371,8578395
77Honda City/Ballade19,4658786,1326862
78Chevrolet Sail19,4407286,3806766
79Fiat Uno19,33910268,2028870
80VW Bora (China)19,1508173,7788088
81Toyota Highlander/Kluger18,7648572,4458185
83Subaru Impreza/XV18,0086974,82176105
84Audi A317,95716643,374155134
85Renault Megane17,8988470,6648471
86BYD F317,7387180,21875126
87Jeep Grand Cherokee17,70511460,2599687
88Ford Explorer17,4797874,61177106
89Chevrolet Avalanche/Tahoe/Suburban17,46710557,482102120
90Subaru Forester16,92810756,413109168
91Peugeot 30816,7659865,3069174
92Audi Q516,73011260,08497101
93Jeep Wrangler16,42610855,299113107
94Honda NBOX16,3825585,9836994
95Mercedes E Class15,90912853,60011977
96Daihatsu Move15,8778067,05290187
97Lada Granta15,87012353,324120165
98Great Wall Haval H615,4199958,984100170
99Toyota Etios15,40310153,980118216
100Buick Encore/Opel Mokka/Chevrolet Trax15,37412457,443103550
101Honda Odyssey15,30312247,602140125
102Nissan Juke15,2496770,3478584
103Ford Ecosport15,12220439,977167314
104Chevrolet Onix/Prisma15,09813548,559134534
105Fiat Punto14,73113456,94910697
106Mazda CX-514,7268263,20692136
107Emgrand EC714,69411361,08295142
108Hyundai i2014,4339759,88598104
109Subaru Legacy/Liberty/Outback14,3639062,5829489
110Kia Sorento14,25012052,94112391
112Toyota Tacoma14,14410356,832107138
113Chrysler 200/Lancia Flavia14,0399453,999117150
114Kia Picanto/Morning14,03114552,30312692
115Renault Kangoo14,00315547,782138127
116Kia Soul13,78212749,091133135
117Ford Econovan13,64715044,347153755
118Ford Edge13,63411854,133116122
119Peugeot 20713,61413957,33210467
120Toyota Land Cruiser Series 70/20013,57612652,148127140
121Nissan Rogue13,5739552,068128133
122Wuling PN Series13,46812157,595101160
123VW Fox13,42717048,325135113
124Hyundai i3013,26613649,301132102
125Great Wall Voleex C3013,16212554,418115149
126Dodge Journey/Fiat Freemont13,09113353,126121123
127Hyundai HB2013,08514844,831150501
128Fiat Strada12,91418443,147157179
129Daihatsu Cuore/Mira12,9038359,13099115
130Fiat Panda12,88411755,765110112
131Buick Regal/Opel Insignia12,56213152,36612593
132Suzuki Alto (Japan)12,43913246,953142237
133Skoda Fabia12,41814151,51412976
134Hyundai/Dodge i1012,39113053,01712296
135Ford C-Max12,31210948,271136162
136Dodge Dart/Fiat Viaggio12,20614946,423145388
137Toyota Sienna11,99314244,187154161
138Chevrolet Impala11,95211557,119105117
139Toyota Fortuner/Hilux SW411,84214447,673139144
140Toyota Prius a/+/v11,6859652,873124114
141Chevrolet Captiva/Opel Antara11,66714747,194141121
142Dodge Avenger11,66514345,473147203
143Seat Ibiza11,64320139,480169130
144Citroen C311,51515846,75614498
145Honda Pilot11,41915441,408162169
146Mini Cooper/Clubman11,35015340,014166103
147Chery QQ11,24713755,587112129
148Suzuki Ertiga11,08518345,063149218
149Peugeot 300811,05317240,926163197
150VW Up!10,94420036,079180173
151BMW 1 Series10,9258846,29014686
152Renault Fluence/Samsung SM310,91319438,395171164
153Nissan Livina10,90429130,642200124
154Ford Ranger10,90217444,528152155
155Chevrolet Colorado/S1010,88717145,202148118
156VW Touran10,85216741,842160141
157Buick LaCrosse10,73316244,769151146
158Nissan Note10,5937067,07189174
159Mercedes A Class10,53615140,890164267
160Toyota Crown10,51812941,474161318
161Great Wall Haval M410,34617338,071172360
162Hyundai Eon10,32320736,877176213
163Hyundai Azera/Grandeur10,20217939,490168186
164DongFeng Future10,13516140,517165268
165Toyota Innova10,02511056,511108110
166Saipa Pride9,9987671,9608248
167Kia Cee’d9,95522632,505193205
168Mahindra Bolero9,82815742,333158181
169Mitsubishi L200/Triton/Strada9,65214043,173156153
170Audi Q39,64727724,785244234
171Renault Scenic9,63816838,051173156
172FAW Xiali N3/N5/N79,62614641,956159206
173Honda N-ONE9,61810446,926143536
174Daihatsu Tanto9,53210649,892131151
175Mitsubishi Lancer9,47719634,597185176
176Nissan March/Micra/Renault Pulse9,39215648,05713769
177GMC Terrain9,29219239,114170183
178Toyota Prado9,27718836,537179148
179Fiat Ducato9,24921526,284232269
180Mercedes B Class9,16018034,652184157
181Chevrolet Traverse9,03216336,570178217
182Lexus RX8,93616935,712181152
183Lada Kalina8,91525428,585214172
184Chevrolet Camaro8,87120329,749207221
185Mercedes GLK Class8,86219532,483195215
186Toyota Tundra8,85718633,846188188
187Hyundai Porter8,80222832,560192194
188Dodge Charger8,76317637,895174219
189Renault Master8,64822130,920198204
190BMW X18,60218533,336190145
191Ford Mustang8,54821327,256224225
192Tata Vista8,46922433,047191131
193Chevrolet Express8,34130020,662n/a244
194Ford Taurus8,28119930,917199231
195Mitsubishi Outlander Sport/RVR/ASX8,25720229,922206185
196BYD L38,16716436,625177252
197Suzuki Palette/Spacia8,13322727,570220312
198Toyota Avalon8,06621030,291204377
199Citroen C3 Picasso/Aircross7,97626327,253225227
200Chevrolet Celta7,94620835,111182108
201JMC Carrying7,93220625,561237n/a
203Peugeot Partner7,91124226,529229178
204Peugeot 5087,80823229,655208175
205BMW X37,72921729,341210143
206Smart Fortwo7,72821428,657213198
207Renault Twingo7,69320532,228196199
208Nissan Pathfinder7,61118132,487194328
209Ford B-Max7,45421226,375230556
210ChangAn Eado7,43330219,377n/a389
211GAZ Gazelle/Sable7,36823824,774245223
212VW Beetle7,29624824,807242301
213VW Caddy7,27726222,914n/a139
214GMC Acadia7,27617730,382203235
215Chery Tiggo7,25415235,031183158
216Citroen C-Elysee7,25119827,480223320
217Citroen Berlingo7,20522227,243226191
218Toyota Mark X/Reiz7,15419029,031211249
219Daihatsu Gran Max/Luxio7,14330119,450n/a270
220Honda Brio7,05319125,159239246
221Audi A17,02527424,529247184
222Baojun 6307,00824921,325n/a277
223JMC Tiger6,95120926,289231287
224Suzuki SX46,94224026,563227167
225VW Transporter6,93624624,880241132
226ChangAn Yuexiang V36,83927025,296238474
227Lexus ES6,74921927,534221285
228Venucia D50/R506,73624128,149218390
229Ford Transit Connect6,70322325,629236211
230Chery Fulwin 2/ZAZ Forza6,66122034,551186207
231Toyota Alphard/Vellfire6,56719329,386209195
232Great Wall Haval H3/H56,56026022,970n/a196
233Jeep Patriot6,43721828,329217228
234Chevrolet Cobalt6,39029519,414n/a274
235Seat Leon6,37824519,651n/a282
236Roewe 3506,36321630,563201264
237Audi A56,33326420,656n/a222
238Toyota Hiace6,19226123,556n/a226
239Cadillac SRX6,08725923,402n/a243
240Chevrolet Tornado/Montana/Utility6,05031420,502n/a261
241Dodge Durango6,00030721,133n/a356
242Honda Crosstour5,96625620,668n/a340
243Mercedes ML Class5,93425822,501n/a229
244Fiat Fiorino/Qubo5,86727621,107n/a272
245Honda Freed5,84615933,490189166
246GMC Yukon5,84324323,019n/a259
247Toyota Porte/Spade5,84017830,512202319
248Chrysler 300/Lancia Thema5,83023326,152234241
249Skoda Superb5,82923030,183205189
250Suzuki Splash/Ritz5,77224723,385n/a220

Source: Manufacturers, all usual sources for the monthly rankings. Many thanks to Austin for helping compile this table!

Note: This ranking is an estimation based on official data in 60 countries, Gulf Cooperation Council figures are estimated.


Sales of Toyota Corolla include Corolla IX, X, XI and Auris but not the Japanese Corolla or Matrix when separated. Sales of Toyota Camry include Aurion. Sales of VW Golf include Golf IV, V and VI but not Jetta or Bora. Sales of VW Jetta include Jetta 5, 6, Bora (LatAm), Sagitar (China) and Clasico (Latin America) but not Chinese Bora nor Chinese 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, 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 but 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-Sandero include Renault Tondar 90, Nissan NP200, Mahindra Verito and Lada Largus.

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