DATA collected from 56 markets around the world has revealed the Ford F-Series has remained the best-selling vehicle on a global scale.
According to data collated by JATO Dynamics – a leading market analyst – Ford sold 534,827 F-Series in the first half of 2018, a 3.0 per cent growth compared to the first half of 2017, with the lion’s share obviously sold in the US of A.
The Toyota Corolla is next best with 56,705 fewer overall sales, followed by the VW Golf, a further 46,286 units behind – interestingly, the same top three sat on the podium at the midway point of 2017.
The world’s top 10 best-selling models (2018):
1 - Ford F-Series: 534,827
2 - Toyota Corolla: 478,122
3 - Volkswagen Golf: 431,836
4 - Honda Civic: 412,664
5 - Toyota RAV4: 395,816
6 - Nissan X-Trail: 392,489
7 - Volkswagen Passat: 356,566
8 - Honda CR-V: 339,081
9 - Honda HR-V: 334,917
10 - Chevrolet Silverado: 326,427
Due to its popularity Stateside, Chevrolet’s Silverado has enjoyed considerable sales growth so far in 2018 (up 10 per cent), which has seen it move from 15th in 2017 to 10th in 2018.
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Total global vehicle sales during the first half of 2018 total 44.03 million units, a 3.6 per cent growth compared to the same period last year (42.49 million). The JATO report puts this growth down to three key triggers: good economic mood in America, improved indicators in Europe and the continuous expansion of the Chinese economy.
The growth of the Indian market is another key factor, with India (1,982,442 sales) outselling Germany (1,973,242) to become the world’s fourth largest market, trailing China (12,234,244), USA (8,624,189) and Japan (2,691,054).