List of world’s best-selling cars in H1 2016 revealed


Sagar Parikh, I'm the international news editor at I love everything that has a steering wheel!

F2M Global Mobility Database has released a report listing the best-selling cars in H1 2016 globally. Here are the world’s top 10 cars on the basis of sales during H1 2016.

1. Toyota Corolla – 6,34,298

Front right three quarter 2014 Toyota Corolla

Unsurprisingly, the top-most selling car during H1 2016 globally was the Toyota Corolla. Toyota managed to sell 6,34,298 units of the car. However, the sales declined by 1.2% compared to H1 2015 (6,41,850).

2. VW Golf – 5,00,630

2015 VW Golf GTI Clubsport front at IAA 2015

Volkswagen sold 5,00,630 units of VW Golf during H1 2017 globally, which although being impressive given the “diesel-gate” scandal, was 1.8% lower compared to H1 2015 (508,829).

3. Ford F-Series – 4,78,384


Ford sold 4,78,384 F-Series pickup trucks during H1 2016 globally, registering a 12.6% growth from H1 2015 (4,24,884).

4. Ford Focus – 3,67,479

Ford Focus front at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2015

The Ford Focus, the VW Golf’s rival, witnessed a steep decline during H1 2016 from H1 2015 with the sales dropping by 16.4%, from 4,39,584 to 3,67,479.

5. Hyundai Elantra – 3,63,490

2016 Hyundai Elantra front quarter at 2015 Dubai Motor Show

The Hyundai Elantra‘s sixth generation model is yet to show its colours globally, as the car’s sales declined during H1 2016 from H1 2015 by 9.7% , from 4,02,526 to 3,58,602.

6. VW Polo – 3,58,602

VW Polo Allstar front at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The VW Polo is the only sub-compact car to have made it to the top ten list during H1 2016. However, the sales dropped by 1.8%, from 3,65,257 during H1 2015 to 3,58,602.

7. Toyota RAV4 – 3,46,791

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Sapphire front

Toyota sold 3,46,791 units of the Toyota RAV4 during H1 2016, 10.8% more than it did during H1 2015 (3,12,993).

8. Toyota Camry – 3,39,611

Toyota Camry facelift front three quarters left at the 2015 Bangkok Motor Show

The Toyota Camry witnessed an 11.7% decline in sales during H1 2016 compared to H1 2015; the sales dropped from 3,84,421 then to 3,39,611 now.

9. Honda CR-V – 3,33,697

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Honda sold 3,33,697 units of the Honda CR-V during H1 2016, 3.9% more than it did during H1 2015 (3,21,038).

10. Chevrolet Silverado – 3,07,845

2015 Chevrolet Silverado at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show

Unlike for H1 2015, when the pickup truck’s sales were 3,10,981, the Chevrolet Silverado made it to the top ten list for H2 2016 registering a half-yearly sales of 3,07,845, which translates to a 1.0% decline in sales.

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