New Car Sales Charts

Top Selling vehicles

 
So what are the best selling cars in the world currently and what are the top 5 vehicles of all time?
You may think you know already so have a look at the charts and see if there are any surprises.
 
The automobile industry has been around for more that 100 years and it has made amazing progress over that time. Just think how much the automotive industry has played a part in our lives. There have been many millions of vehicles manufactured and sold throughout the world to people like you and me with varying levels of success.
 
Modern time examples would include cars like the Ford Escort, Toyota Corolla and VW Golf. Earlier we had examples like the Ford Model T and the VW Beetle. However don’t forget there have been some real failures. The Ford Edsel in 1960, the Yugo GV in 1991 and the famous Ralph Nader campaign “unsafe at any speed” Chevrolet Corvair in 1963.
 
Just like the auto industry, car buyers and drivers have also grown up in their expectations, however two or three of those stand out. Reliability, safety and economy will always be at the top of the list for most of us. Thanks in some way to campaigners like Ralph Nader back in the 60’s and to the vehicle manufacturers we have vehicles today that are reliable, safe and economical.
 
There are other things we look for in vehicles like style, looks, performance and status but they do tend to come a little lower on the list. We do love to look back in time with eyes coloured with romance and nostalgia but the reality is that most vehicles back then were not made for reliability, safety and economy. Good looks only ever remains on the surface and vehicles today in general are better in almost every measure.
 
The Top 10 best selling cars in the world currently.
RANK: MAKE/MODEL: GLOBAL UNITS SOLD up to DEC 2012
1 Toyota Corolla 1,097,132
2 Ford Focus 1,036,683
3 Hyundai Elantra 829,192
4 Toyota Camry 797,466
5 Ford F-Series 785,028
6 Chevrolet Cruze 784,014
7 VW Passat 782,694
8 Nissan Tiida or Sunny 774,846
9 VW Golf 750,466
10 Ford Fiesta 742,037
 
1. Toyota Corolla 2. Ford Focus
1. Toyota Corolla 2. Ford Focus
3. Hyundai Elantra 4. Toyota Camry 5. Ford F - Series
3. Hyundai Elantra 4. Toyota camry 5. Ford F Series
6. Chevrolet Cruze 7. VW Passat 8. Nissan Tiida
6. Chevrolet Cruze 7. VW Passat 8. Nissan Tiida
9. VW Golf 10. Ford Fiesta
9. VW Golf 10. Ford Fiesta
The Top 5 most successful vehicle nameplates of all time.
NO: NAMEPLATE: SALES TO DATE: BIRTH DATE: FINAL YEAR: TIME ON MARKET: AVERAGE NO SOLD PER YEAR:
1 Toyota Corolla 35 Million 1966 Still Current 46 Years 760,000
2 Ford F Series 25 Million 1948 Still Current 64 Years 390,000
3 VW Golf 24 Million 1974 Still Current 38 Years 631,000
4 VW Beetle 21 Million 1933 2003 70 Years 300,000
5 Ford Model T 16.5 Million 1908 1927 19 Years 868,000
 
1. Toyota Corolla   2. Ford F Series
1. Toyota Corolla   2. Ford F Series
3. VW Golf 4. VW Beetle 5. Ford Model T
3. VW Golf 4. VW Beetle 5. Ford Model T


August 2013
 

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