What are the TOP 10 Best selling car models in the world? China has also become a major player in the pick-up truck market, although this time through its domestic manufacturers – the Great Wall Cannon saw a significant 39% increase in volume, with over 200,000 sold.
On the whole, almost every segment saw a decrease in sales volume year-on-year, which is partly a result of the global semiconductor shortage and national COVID-19 lockdowns. Compact hatchbacks took a 23% sales hit, small saloons were down by 29% and mid-sized coupes saw a 37% drop.
List the TOP 10 Best-selling car models in the world:
Toyota Corolla: 1,150,000 units sold
The Toyota Corolla was the best-selling vehicle in the world in 2019, and it is the best-selling car model ever. The trusty Japanese saloon is expected to retain the top rank with over 1.1 million sales in 2022. Sales fell by 8% year on year, but Corolla retains its dominance in the global vehicle industry, despite several SUVs biting at its heels. Much of this success may be attributed to the car’s appeal in the United States, despite the country’s declining interest in saloons.
Toyota RAV4: 1,070,000 units sold
The RAV4 SUV is another Toyota model that ranks second in global sales. Because of the surge of mid-sized SUVs, the RAV4 enjoys a robust 10% gain in sales year on year, closing the gap with Corolla, which has just under 1.1 million sales. Low operating costs, a pleasant ride, and a striking style all contribute to the RAV4’s popularity, and a new plug-in hybrid option broadens its appeal.
Honda CR-V: 885,000 units sold
Following the RAV4, another Japanese SUV, the Honda CR-V, sold 885,000 units in 2022. The CR-V, like the RAV4, belongs to the world’s most popular sector, the big family SUV class, with a 12 per cent market share. The CR-V is well-built, practical, and well-equipped, but its fuel efficiency is a letdown.
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Nissan Sentra: 705,000 units sold
The Nissan Sentra is not offered in the United Kingdom, however, it is the brand’s small saloon product in the United States. It competes in the same category as the best-selling Corolla, which sold 705,000 units out of a total of 5.1 million. Despite a 14 per cent reduction in compact saloon sales overall, Sentra had a 3 per cent increase in sales over the previous year.
Toyota Camry: 635,000 units sold
With 635,000 sales, the Toyota Camry completes an all-Japanese top five. The Camry is Corolla’s bigger saloon cousin, accounting for 20% of the D-segment market. The Camry, like the Corolla, is particularly popular with US buyers because of its spacious interior and high dependability.
Ford F-150: 620,000 units sold
The Ford F-150 remains one of the world’s best-selling vehicles, after spending many years at the top. Ford sold 620,000 units in 2022, dropping it to the sixth position from fourth place the previous year. Unsurprisingly, the F-150 is a huge success in the US market; it was named America’s best-selling vehicle for the 40th year in a row in 2022 because it combines usefulness, comfort, and affordability.
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Honda Civic: 560,000 units sold
The Honda Civic competes in a segment dominated by the aforementioned Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra, and sales dropped by a significant 17 per cent last year. Nonetheless, Honda sold 560,000 units, putting it comfortably in the top ten. Although its controversial look held it back in the UK, the Civic’s punchy engines and practicality proved popular with motorists all around the globe.
Honda HR-V: 560,000 units sold
The HR-V is Honda’s third inclusion in this list, and it belongs to the small SUV category. Last year, the category was one of the stronger performers, with an overall sales reduction of just 1%. However, sales of the HR-V fell 11% as purchasers awaited the release of the all-new, hybrid-powered variant later this year. Despite an antiquated infotainment system, the new HR-V is reasonably priced and has enough room.
Chevrolet Silverado: 500,000 units sold
The Chevrolet Silverado is one of two American pick-up trucks to reach the top ten this year. The Silverado has traditionally been behind the Ford F-150 in terms of raw volume, but with 500,000 vehicles sold, it equals the F-150’s 2019 sales numbers, which witnessed a dip. The Chevrolet, like the Ford, emphasizes value, size, and sturdiness, making it a popular choice among American shoppers.
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Honda Accord: 500,000 units sold
The Honda Accord was phased out of the UK market in 2015, but that hasn’t stopped its worldwide success. With 500,000 sales last year, it ranks second in the big saloon class after the Toyota Camry, and it has a unique style and a sleek infotainment system. However, along with the majority of this year’s best-sellers, Accord sales have fallen significantly year on year.