The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling model globally in the first three months of 2016
by Adding up the registrations of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, the best-selling brand in the world has been Toyota touching 1.8 million units in the first quarter of 2016. It is a figure similar to that obtained in the same period of the previous year, but still has allowed the japanese brand to increase their advantage over the second classified, Volkswagen.
The gap between the first two manufacturers grows because Volkswagen has shown a decline probably as a result of the Dieselgate, which has had a special influence on the important u.s. market. Ford is left with the third place and climb a commendable 7%, underpinned by its strategy of global product.
In the rest of the Top 10 there are variations of position.
Mercedes is the brand’s fastest-growing (+14%), demonstrating that the turn has given
as regards the focus of their models in recent years has given its fruits. By
the contrary, Chervolet is the one that most falls (-9%), something that is no
a surprise since the american brand has abandoned the Old Continent.
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In regard to the ranking of models, the Toyota Corolla has been the most sought after in the world up its demand for a 5% -it is worth remembering that in some countries it is also sold under this name, the Auris-. This good outcome has enabled it to unseat from the top spot in the minivan Wuling Hongguang, which is the most sold in China.
In fact, the Hongguang has suffered notable setbacks in its sales (-17%) and for this reason it falls to third place overtaken also by the Volkswagen Golf. The Top 5 closes two Ford models thanks to its popularity in the two largest markets: The Ford F-Series triumphs in the united States and the Ford Focus is very popular in China.
China -6.1 million in enrollment – and the united States -4.1 million – are the two countries that gather more sales of cars, with a great difference over the rest. The market of the asian giant continues to grow (+6%), although at a slower pace than the previous years.
|Ranking||Model||Sales 2016Q1 (in thousands)|
|2||Volkswagen Golf / GTI||224|
|6||Nissan X-Trail / Rogue||177|
|7||Honda HR-V / XR-V / Vezel||165|
|8||Toyota RAV4 / Vanguard||158|
|10||Ford Escape / Kuga||152|
|11||Toyota Camry / Aurion||150|
|14||Hyundai Elantra / ix35 / Avante||143|
|15||Volkswagen Lavida / Gran||142|
|17||Volkswagen Jetta / Bora / Sagitar||140|
|18||Ford Mondeo / Fusion||136|
|19||Honda Jazz / Fit||136|
|20||Honda Civic Sedan||126|
|23||Great Wall Haval / Hover H6||123|
Of the 10 largest markets in the world only two draw back: Japan has seen its enrolments have fallen 7% with respect to the data of 2015 and Brazil plunged into a severe economic crisis, slumps 28%.
In terms of the situation of the industry at a global level, the first three months of the year have added up to 20,44 million units sold around the world which implies an increase of 2.8%, according to the data from JATO Dynamics (19,88 million in 2015). This climb sits by the stable growth of north America, Europe and China.
The sales of SUV’s driving this growth I Rise is nothing less than a 23% globally! The models in this segment that stand out are the Nissan X-Trail (+23% compared to the same period of 2015), the Honda HR-V (+81%), Toyota RAV4 (+15%), the Honda CR-V (-3%) and the Ford Kuga (+11%).
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