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World 6 months 2013: Focus maintains lead over Corolla

Ford Focus World June 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Ford Focus is the best-selling model in the world so far in 2013.

* See the Top 200 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Austin *

After going through the Top 300 best-sellers for the month of June, as is the tradition on BSCB we now explore the year-to-date ranking in more detail to try and extract longer-term trends. Strengthened by another pole position in June, the Ford Focus remains the #1 model worldwide so far in 2013 thanks to 559,153 sales, up 11% year-on-year thanks to strong sales in China, vs. 551,933 for the Toyota Corolla, also up compared to the same period one year ago, but by just 1%. The Hyundai Elantra is up 7 spots vs. 2012 to become the third most popular model in the world over the period thanks to 468,836 units sold, a massive 106,188 or 29% more than at the same time last year, mainly due to the last generation’s very successful launch in China. Note that when i30 sales are added, the hatchback/sedan combo lands extremely close to the leading duo at 547,022 sales, up 22% on 2012…

Ford F-Series World June 2013The Ford F-Series is up 20% to #4

Another excellent performer so far in 2013 is the Ford F-Series, up 5 ranks and 20% on last year to jump to #4 worldwide at 438,878 units, solely pushed by outstanding performances in North America. The Toyota Camry is down 3% and two spots to #5, the VW Passat up one to #6, the VW Golf down 3 to #7, Chevrolet Cruze down 3 to #8, Ford Fiesta up two to #9 and the VW Polo is down 5 ranks to #10.

Chevrolet Silverado World June 2013. Picture courtesy of www.motortrend.comThe Chevrolet Silverado is up 22% to #21

Further down, the Honda CR-V is up 9% to brilliantly knock at the worldwide Top 10’s door at #11, the VW Jetta is up 35% to #13 thanks to its performance in China, the Chevrolet Silverado is up 22% to #21, Ford Kuga (aka Escape) up 35% to #24, Wuling Hongguang up 76% to #25, Nissan Sentra up 65% to #27, Hyundai ix35 (aka Tucson) up 33% to #28 and the VW Lavida up 100% to #33.

Peugeot 208 World June 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deThe 208 is now Peugeot’s best-seller worldwide at #56.

Notice also the Renault Duster up 57% to #39, the Peugeot 208 up 310% to #56 and now by far the brand’s best-seller worldwide and the Subaru Forester up 68% to #101. The BYD F3 is the best-selling Chinese passenger car worldwide at #81 with 112,491 sales across two generations, followed by the Emgrand EC7 at #98 and 91,340 units and the Great Wall Haval H6 at #102 with 88,828 sales.

Opel Mokka World June 2013The Buick Encore/Opel Mokka/Chevrolet Trax lands at #108

Among newcomers, notice the Buick Encore/Opel Mokka/Chevrolet Trax landing at #108 with 87,166 units, the Chevrolet Onix/Prisma at #117 and 83,152 units, Hyundai HB20 at #144 with 70,842 sales, Fiat 500L at #288 and 29,196 units, Peugeot 301 at #304 with 22,185 sales and the Renault Captur at #309 and 20,397 units.

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Full 6 months 2013 Top 200 Ranking Table below.

World 6 months 2013:

PosModel6m 2013/12 6m 2012Pos2012
1Ford Focus559,15311%502,83422
2Toyota Corolla551,9331%549,01111
3Hyundai Elantra (with i30: 547,022)468,83629%362,648103
4Ford F-Series438,87820%366,49395
5Toyota Camry380,639-5%399,65934
6VW Passat/Magotan370,2640%370,78277
7VW Golf369,893-6%393,41349
8Chevrolet Cruze358,898-5%376,23466
9VW Polo/Vento349,811-3%358,9651111
10Ford Fiesta339,709-12%386,819510
11Honda CR-V333,6259%305,7691417
12Renault Sandero/Logan321,412-1%324,8341214
13VW Jetta/Bora/Clasico/Sagitar306,66935%227,0032719
14Toyota Hilux297,3257%276,6281816
15Honda Civic295,6361%291,7631515
16Hyundai Accent292,487-7%315,7941313
17Suzuki Swift/Dzire284,274-1%287,3221620
18Nissan Tiida/Versa/Sunny/Almera281,065-24%370,06988
19Honda Accord270,67510%245,5782324
20Opel Astra/Buick Excelle XT/GT/Verano267,5391%264,2912018
21Chevrolet Silverado266,33222%219,0443028
22Wuling Sunshine260,961-8%282,5791721
23Renault Clio/Symbol259,01311%233,4852433
24Ford Escape/Kuga257,56035%191,2533938
25Wuling Hongguang/Chevrolet Enjoy254,85376%144,8165657
26Nissan Altima/Teana/Maxima250,328-6%266,0701951
27Nissan Sentra/Sylphy/Tsuru246,36765%149,4655555
28Hyundai Tucson/ix35240,64633%181,1464223
29Ford Fusion/Mondeo233,5462%228,4392668
30Toyota Yaris/Vitz/Vios233,338-9%257,8302212
31Hyundai Sonata230,562-11%258,8352122
32Toyota RAV4228,3595%218,0753132
33VW Lavida216,311100%108,0077981
34Dodge RAM215,30521%178,4514343
35VW Tiguan211,099-2%216,4163231
36VW Gol/Voyage207,341-7%222,5922825
37Kia Rio/Pride/K2202,237-2%207,1503626
38ChangAn Minibus200,90026%159,5515064
39Renault Duster197,65457%126,0326761
40Nissan Qashqai/Dualis193,975-8%210,8413539
41Kia Forte/Cerato/K3192,64628%150,2895445
42Wuling Rongguang/Chevrolet N300191,113-6%202,6283742
43BMW 3 Series187,47110%170,0844437
44Toyota Prius186,936-8%202,2483840
45Suzuki Alto/A-Star/Celerio185,304-16%220,0422934
46Honda Fit/Jazz185,088-21%232,8502527
47Foton Forland183,457-4%190,5294052
48Suzuki Wagon R182,9588%169,6464553
49Opel/Chevrolet Corsa182,829-15%216,0513330
50Skoda Octavia181,200-4%188,6224136
51Fiat Palio/Siena178,87232%135,4216249
52Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic/ZAZ Vida177,45915%153,8225329
53Chevrolet Malibu174,0266%164,8274963
54Kia Sportage171,3691%169,4024641
55Hyundai Santa Fe156,00566%93,8239980
56Peugeot 208155,803310%38,030n/a90
57Kia Optima/K5154,355-3%159,3625154
58Suzuki Carry/Every150,813-5%159,1925259
59Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country150,57056%96,8229556
60Buick Excelle/Chevrolet Optra150,393-9%166,0604847
61Toyota Prius c/Aqua149,14626%118,6467158
62Toyota Avanza/Daihatsu Xenia145,25741%102,9978855
63BMW 5 Series/GT143,9043%140,0315850
64Audi A4143,3024%137,3666160
65Honda City/Ballade138,20446%94,5949862
66Chevrolet Equinox136,72512%121,7427078
68Mercedes C Class134,078-3%138,6205946
69Isuzu D-Max/KB133,00519%111,6627573
70Chevrolet Sail132,0777%123,1426866
71Citroen C4125,82712%112,8367472
72Audi A6123,527-4%129,2586665
73Chevrolet Spark/Beat/Matiz119,805-13%138,2306035
74Honda NBOX118,30214%103,8418594
75VW Bora (China)116,1225%110,9577688
76Subaru Impreza/XV115,36033%86,927113105
77GMC Sierra114,79214%100,6699195
78Ford Explorer113,99927%89,907109106
79VW Jetta (China)113,135-4%118,4077275
80Toyota Highlander/Kluger112,5416%106,4738185
81BYD F3112,491n/an/an/a126
82Nissan Frontier/Navara/NP300111,11416%95,4679679
83Saipa Pride110,477-48%212,3603448
84Skoda Fabia110,1004%106,2448276
85Ford Transit109,9061%109,0397782
86VW Santana/Vista108,821-4%112,9137399
88Renault Megane107,267-18%131,4376471
89Fiat Uno105,677-19%129,8516570
90Daihatsu Move101,75918%86,093115187
91Subaru Legacy/Liberty/Outback100,6300%100,9219089
92Jeep Grand Cherokee99,9907%93,27610187
93Peugeot 30899,808-4%104,2538374
94Mazda CX-598,82478%55,445n/a136
95Nissan Juke98,689-5%103,7518684
96Fiat 50097,073-11%108,9307883
97Audi Q596,34813%85,299116101
98Jeep Wrangler94,2488%87,359112107
99Emgrand EC791,340n/an/an/a142
100Chevrolet Avalanche/Tahoe/Suburban90,4916%85,208117120
101Nissan Note90,105n/an/an/a174
102Subaru Forester89,12368%52,914n/a168
103Great Wall Haval H688,828n/an/an/a170
104Hyundai i2088,8168%81,875121104
105Nissan Rogue88,5999%81,255123133
106Ford Edge88,4147%82,296120122
107Toyota Tacoma88,04123%71,558n/a138
108Fiat Punto87,255-16%103,9898497
109Buick Encore/Opel Mokka/Chevrolet Trax87,186new0 –550
110Wuling PN Series87,061n/an/an/a160
112Lada Granta86,759n/an/an/a165
113Mercedes E Class86,212-13%99,6619277
114Chevrolet Impala85,981-17%103,52687117
115Daihatsu Cuore/Mira85,510-36%133,89363115
116Honda Odyssey83,6754%80,752125125
117Fiat Panda83,539-16%99,42493112
118Chevrolet Onix/Prisma83,152new0 –534
119Chrysler 200/Lancia Flavia82,915n/an/an/a150
120Kia Sorento82,536-10%91,61010691
121Toyota Innova81,367-14%94,59597110
122Toyota Land Cruiser Series 70/20079,589n/an/an/a140
123Toyota Etios79,54465%48,095n/a216
124Peugeot 20779,530-44%142,0715767
125Hyundai i1078,460-3%80,75912496
126Buick Regal/Opel Insignia78,283n/an/an/a93
127Hyundai i3078,186-10%86,400114102
128Kia Picanto/Morning78,080-1%79,09412692
129Ford C-Max77,381n/an/an/a162
130Kia Soul76,807-9%84,394119135
131Dodge Journey/Fiat Freemont76,719n/an/an/a123
132Nissan March/Micra/Renault Pulse75,885-30%107,8298069
133VW Fox75,740-10%84,395118113
134Toyota Prius a/+/v75,633-26%101,53989114
135Chery QQ74,295n/an/an/a129
136Ford Ecosport73,508n/an/an/a314
137Ford Econovan72,9520%73,223129755
138BMW 1 Series72,927n/an/an/a86
139Great Wall Voleex C3071,963n/an/an/a149
141Audi A371,421n/an/an/a134
142Citroen C371,255-28%99,0199498
143Chevrolet Captiva/Opel Antara71,19571%41,656n/a121
144Hyundai HB2070,842new0 –501
145Toyota Sienna70,6105%67,306n/a161
146Daihatsu Tanto70,362-24%92,681103151
147Renault Kangoo70,103-25%93,666100127
148Great Wall Wingle/Steed69,929n/an/an/a137
149Dodge Dart/Fiat Viaggio69,005n/an/an/a388
150Peugeot 405/Pars68,775-44%122,69269100
151Toyota Fortuner/Hilux SW468,51512%60,981n/a144
152Suzuki Alto (Japan)68,009-7%73,005130237
153Fiat Strada67,688n/an/an/a179
154Ford Ranger67,506n/an/an/a155
155Honda Pilot67,07115%58,303n/a169
156Buick LaCrosse66,878-9%73,438128146
157Chevrolet Colorado/S1066,859-8%72,286n/a118
158Honda N-ONE66,133n/an/an/a536
159Dodge Avenger66,031n/an/an/a203
160Mini Cooper/Clubman65,357n/an/an/a103
161VW Touran65,182-10%72,392n/a141
162Mitsubishi L200/Triton/Strada65,017-29%91,123107153
163Suzuki Ertiga64,896133%27,908n/a218
164Peugeot 300862,316n/an/an/a197
165Seat Ibiza61,0471%60,454n/a130
166Mercedes A Class60,952n/an/an/a267
167Renault Scenic60,353-35%93,242102156
168Mahindra Bolero60,260n/an/an/a181
169Hyundai Azera/Grandeur59,149n/an/an/a186
170Renault Fluence/Samsung SM359,0448%54,483n/a164
171Great Wall Haval M458,717n/an/an/a360
172Dodge Charger58,416n/an/an/a219
173Toyota Crown58,392n/an/an/a318
174GMC Terrain57,910n/an/an/a183
175Lexus RX56,999n/an/an/a152
176Toyota Prado56,971n/an/an/a148
177DongFeng Future56,681n/an/an/a268
178Chevrolet Traverse56,42552%37,056n/a217
179VW Up!55,46934%41,441n/a173
180Nissan Livina54,888-41%92,495104124
181Toyota Tundra54,797n/an/an/a188
182BMW X154,699n/an/an/a145
183Hyundai Eon53,263n/an/an/a213
184FAW Xiali N3/N5/N752,883n/an/an/a206
185BYD L352,829n/an/an/a252
186Mercedes B Class52,583n/an/an/a157
187Nissan Pathfinder52,115n/an/an/a328
188Kia Cee’d51,454n/an/an/a205
189Mitsubishi Lancer51,046n/an/an/a176
190Skoda Superb51,000n/an/an/a189
191Hyundai Porter50,812n/an/an/a194
192Mercedes GLK Class50,361n/an/an/a215
193Nissan Serena50,264n/an/an/a214
194Chery Tiggo50,132n/an/an/a158
195Honda Freed49,831-36%77,331127166
196GMC Acadia49,7919%45,869n/a235
197Ford Taurus49,537n/an/an/a231
198Tata Vista49,356n/an/an/a131
199Chery Fulwin 2/ZAZ Forza49,249n/an/an/a207
200Roewe 35049,148n/an/an/a264

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.

This Post Has 19 Comments
  1. Skoda figures seem to be way off what was announced by Skoda for first half of 2013:

    ŠKODA Octavia 181,200
    ŠKODA Fabia 110,100
    ŠKODA Superb 51,000
    ŠKODA Yeti 41,800
    ŠKODA Roomster 17,300
    ŠKODA Rapid 38,400
    ŠKODA Citigo (sold only in Europe: 24,900; +349.2 %; new model)

    1. Hi Coolcat,
      Just a reminder that this worlwide ranking is made of estimates, in the absence of official figures released by manufacturers. So thanks for sharing Skoda’s official figures, the ranking is now amended 🙂
      If anyone has official figures to share to make this ranking more accurate, please do so here!

  2. Aramis :
    Sales of Toyota Corolla include Corolla IX, X, XI and Auris but not the Japanese Corolla or Matrix when separated. 551,933 + 37,820 JPN Corolla = 589.753. Toyota win, Ford loose.

    So you’re additionning 5 or 6 different cars to beat the Ford Focus.

    Ford wins ! Anyway, Toyota is not the 1st in the world.

    1. Hello Enr,
      Just a reminder this ranking features estimates in the absence of official sales figures. If you have access to worldwide Audi sales by model for the period could you please share them on here?

  3. Sales of Toyota Corolla include Corolla IX, X, XI and Auris but not the Japanese Corolla or Matrix when separated. 551,933 + 37,820 JPN Corolla = 589.753. Toyota win, Ford loose.

  4. Just because the Corolla is at 2nd place for six month does not mean that is the best selling car worldwide, we must wait til the end of the year to see the pool…by the way, the Focus is brand new while the Corolla its still the 5 yrs old generation, the upcoming 2014 all new Corolla is not on the market yet…just wait and see.

  5. Chevrolet Trax should not be counted with BuickEncore/Opel Mokka. The Buick/Opel is one car with different badges, but the Chevy is a different car. Exterior (apart from front door) and interior all different. Its like essentially like the Cruze and Astra.

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