JATO Dynamics has released the list of best selling cars in the world for the first quarter of 2016. The list looks significantly different from the last year’s one as several all-new and new gen models entered the scene.
Whoever comes and goes, the unshakable Toyota Corolla continues to be the global sales leader. In the first quarter, the popular sedan managed to clock 261,000 units across the globe, a growth of 5%.
It’s safe to say that the dieselgate scandal hasn’t affected the VW Golf’s popularity much as it gained one place to seal second with a sales figure of 224,000 units. As its rebadged sibling, the Chevrolet Enjoy, faces the axe in India for being a sales dud, the original Wuling Hongguang MPV proved to be the most popular car China and has emerged as the third best selling car in the world for Q1 2016 with a tally of 222,000 units!
The iconic Ford F150, the most popular pickup truck in America, has lost the podium finish to the Wuling just by 7 units! The India-bound Nissan X-Trail managed to become the best selling crossover in the world (5th overall). The Honda HR-V and CR-V sealed 7th and 9th places respectively.
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Best selling cars that are also being sold in India include the Toyota Camry (11th), VW Polo (12th), Hyundai Elantra (14th), VW Jetta (17th), Honda Jazz (19th), Suzuki Swift (21st) and the upcoming Hyundai Tucson (25th).
1. Toyota Corolla 261,000
2. VW Golf 224,000
3. Wuling Hongguang 222,000
4. Ford F-Series 222,000
5. Ford Focus 197,000
6. Nissan X-Trail / Rogue 177,000
7. Honda HR-V / XR-V / 165,000 Vezel
8. Toyota RAV4 158,000
9. Honda CR-V 153,000
10. Ford Escape / Kuga 152.000
11. Toyota Camry 150.000
12. VW Polo 148.000
13. Chevrolet Silverado 143.000
14. Hyundai Avante / Elantra 143.000
15. VW Lavida 142,000
16. RAM Pickup 140,000
17. VW Jetta / Bora / Sagitar / Wind 140,000
18. Ford Fusion 136.000
19. Honda Fit / Jazz 136,000
20. Honda Civic 126.000
21. Suzuki Swift 123.000
22. Ford Fiesta 123.000
23. Great Wall Haval / Hover H8 123,000
24. Buick Excelle 121,000
25. Hyundai Tucson 120,000
Note: Figures are rounded.
Source: JATO Dynamics