Report – Ford Focus is the world’s best selling car for 2013; Corolla, Jetta, Elantra, Cruze, Polo in Top 10

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014 - 3:40pm IST

LMC Automotive have come out with the list of the top 10 selling cars globally for the year 2013. The best selling car last year was the Ford Focus, which saw global sales to the extent of over 1.1 million units. Since its market introduction in 1998, Ford has delivered about 12 million units of the car.

2015 Ford Focus Facelift side at Geneva Motor Show
The Ford Focus is the best selling car for two years in a row now.

On the heels of the Focus is the Toyota Corolla, which sold 1 million units last year. The 1-2 pecking order remained the same for 2012 and 2013.

German carmaker VW took third position with the Jetta, which sold 906,000 units in 2013. Best selling cars number 4 and 5 are competitors to the Jetta, both in India and abroad. The fourth best selling car was the Hyundai Elantra (866,000 units), while the fifth best selling car was the Chevrolet Cruze (729,000 units).

The sixth best selling car with sales of 728,230 units was the Toyota Camry, while the seventh best seller, the VW Golf, sold 720,440 units. Coming in eight is the Ford Fiesta, which sold 705,287 units, though the car’s sales figures in India continued to be abysmal.

VW Polo TSI BlueMotion front three quarter - Geneva Live
The VW Polo finished in 10th place with sales of 686,000 units.

Honda is seen in the top 10 thanks to the CR-V which sold 697,955 units. Completing the top 10 list is the VW Polo which sold 686,000 units. Overall, among the top 10 global best selling cars, eight of them are available for sale in India.

2013 – 10 best selling cars globally

  1. Ford Focus: 1.1 million
  2. Toyota Corolla: 1,001,141 units
  3. VW Jetta: 906,000 units
  4. Hyundai Elantra: 866,000 units
  5. Chevrolet Cruze: 729,000 units
  6. Toyota Camry: 728,230 units
  7. Volkswagen Golf: 720,440 units
  8. Ford Fiesta: 705,287 units
  9. Honda CR-V: 697,955 units
  10. Volkswagen Polo: 686,000 units

It also needs to be mentioned that none of these cars are the top 10 selling cars in India.

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3 thoughts on “Report – Ford Focus is the world’s best selling car for 2013; Corolla, Jetta, Elantra, Cruze, Polo in Top 10

  1. Aravind says:

    New Corolla with a lot better design will regain its top selling model in the world…? More chances are there because if current bland model is selling so much.

    As Toyota president wanted, it would have made new Corolla more sporty as well apart from modern design.

    But Fords are more fun to drive. It doesn’t need to care about numbers.

  2. Sudeep says:

    Couple of points i need to add:

    1. Fiesta here indicates Hatch or Sedan ?
    If its hatch its not available in India, if its sedan its not available in Europe
    2. VW Golf & Ford Focus are also not available in India
    though VW Jetta is which is more or less a sedan form of Golf

  3. sandeep says:

    The worlds best sellings car isn’t even available in India….


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