Here are the top 30 world’s best selling cars in Q1 2017


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Ford F-Series trucks take first place, garnering huge demand in North America.

JATO Dynamics has compiled a list of the top 30 world’s best selling cars in Q1 2017, some of which are usual candidates, while there are a few surprising additions to the list.

PositionModel NameVolume (Q1 2017)
1Ford F-Series243,978
2Toyota Corolla214,618
3Nissan X-Trail/Rogue212,244
4Volkswagen Golf209,764
5Honda Civic178,605
6Honda CR-V177,473
7Wuling Hongguang175,945
8Volkswagen Tiguan172,623
9Toyota RAV4170,362
10Honda HR-V/XR-V/Vezel167,051
11Ford Focus166,290
12Hyundai Elantra/Avante/i35159,112
13Ford Escape/Kuga153,835
14Volkswagen Polo148,331
15Ram Pickup145,326
16Chevrolet Silverado142,705
17Toyota Camry/Aurion131,807
18Volkswagen Lavida130,032
19Suzuki Swift128,025
20Hyundai Tucson127,587
21Mercedes C Class127,485
22VW Bora/Jetta/Sagitar/Vento127,179
23Ford Fiesta125,625
24Nissan Qashqai/Rogue Sport124,996
25Haval/Hover H6119,946
26Honda Jazz/Fit109,949
27Mazda 3/Axela108,808
28Honda Accord108,613
29Skoda Octavia103,378
30Volkswagen Passat/Magotan102,067

The Ford F-Series trucks leads the pack, with a whopping figure of 243,978, further highlighting its huge demand in the North American market, and even surpassing the Toyota Corolla (a car that’s held the number 1 spot many times). The list also highlights the growth of demand for utility vehicles (SUVs, CUVs, pickup trucks), with models like the Nissan X-Trail, Honda CR-V, VW Tiguan and Toyota RAV-4 and Honda HR-V making the top 10 list.

2015 Ford F-150 front three quarters left at NAIAS 2014
The Ford F-Series trucks leads the pack, with a whopping figure of 243,978 units, highlighting the never-ending demand for it in the North American market.

With the addition of China-exclusive models like the Wuling Hongguang (rebadged Chevrolet Enjoy), Honda XR-V and Vezel, VW Lavida, and Haval H6, it further adds spotlight to the fact that China is the fastest growing and largest automotive market by volume in the world. In Q1 2017 alone, 6,184,706 vehicles were sold, which is around 2 million more than the vehicles sold in the U.S.

As for the Indian market, it recorded a 10 per cent year-on-year growth in Q1 2017, selling just under a million cars (901,356). Though none of the Indian-made vehicles made it to the top 30, the Indian market has played a big role in the sales of the Suzuki Swift which took the 19th spot.

Wuling Hongguang (rebadged Chevrolet Enjoy) best seller China
China is the fastest growing and largest automotive market by volume in the world. Wuling Hongguang (best-selling MPV in Q1 2017) pictured.

With the influx of new models arriving this year as well as the approaching Auto Expo, expect the figure to grow in the following quarters.

[Source: JATO Blog]

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