Best-Selling Cars in the World (Q1 2017)

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The first quarter of 2017 is a thing of the past. Which cars sold the best globally? We investigate.

According to Jato Dynamics, the Chinese market racked up 6 184 706 sales in the first 3 months of the year (an average of 2 million cars a month!). Even the United States – the 2nd largest market – is nowhere near that number with 4 026 256 for the same period. Japan maintained its status as the third-largest car market with 1 553 605 units for the first 3 months.

Compared with last year’s top-selling vehicles, the biggest winner is the Ford F-Series pickup, which has moved up 3 spots to take the top spot after the first quarter of this year. The Toyota Corolla slips to second, while the Volkswagen Golf slips 2 places to 4th. Surprisingly, Nissan’s X-Trail has shot up the leaderboard to take 3rd spot. Ford’s local problems with the Kuga have not hindered sales globally... in fact, the Blue Oval has moved into the Top 30 list, ranking as the 13th-most-sold vehicle worldwide.

Top 30 Best-Selling Cars

1   Ford F-Series 243 978
Toyota Corolla 214 618
Nissan X-Trail/Rogue  212 244
Volkswagen Golf  209 764
Honda Civic  178 605
Honda CR-V  177 473
Wuling Hongguang  175 945
Volkswagen Tiguan  172 623
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 Kuga/Escape  153 835
14  Volkswagen Polo  148 331
15  Dodge Ram  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-Benz C-Class  127 485
22  Volkswagen Jetta/Bora/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  Mazda3/Axela  108 808
28  Honda Accord  108 613
29  Skoda Octavia  103 378
30  Volkswagen Passat/Magotan  102 067

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