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.

Position Model Name Volume (Q1 2017)
1 Ford F-Series 243,978
2 Toyota Corolla 214,618
3 Nissan X-Trail/Rogue 212,244
4 Volkswagen Golf 209,764
5 Honda Civic 178,605
6 Honda CR-V 177,473
7 Wuling Hongguang 175,945
8 Volkswagen Tiguan 172,623
9 Toyota RAV4 170,362
10 Honda HR-V/XR-V/Vezel 167,051
11 Ford Focus 166,290
12 Hyundai Elantra/Avante/i35 159,112
13 Ford Escape/Kuga 153,835
14 Volkswagen Polo 148,331
15 Ram Pickup 145,326
16 Chevrolet Silverado 142,705
17 Toyota Camry/Aurion 131,807
18 Volkswagen Lavida 130,032
19 Suzuki Swift 128,025
20 Hyundai Tucson 127,587
21 Mercedes C Class 127,485
22 VW Bora/Jetta/Sagitar/Vento 127,179
23 Ford Fiesta 125,625
24 Nissan Qashqai/Rogue Sport 124,996
25 Haval/Hover H6 119,946
26 Honda Jazz/Fit 109,949
27 Mazda 3/Axela 108,808
28 Honda Accord 108,613
29 Skoda Octavia 103,378
30 Volkswagen Passat/Magotan 102,067

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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