10 most popular cars in 2013
• 10 most popular cars in 2013
This year in the United States once again gaining popularity SUVs and pickups, due to lower fuel prices and economic recovery. But in other markets, consumers prefer small and fuel-efficient vehicles. The most striking example - Ford Focus. This year, the model was able to once again ahead of the previous permanent leader - Toyota Corolla. Gap - 58 000 cars.
In the US, Ford Focus is not the best-selling car. According to estimates of LMC Automotive, in November 2013, he was only a fifth of sales in the segment, which is leading the Japanese Honda Civic. This year, it did not hit the top ten best selling in the world: 665 000 pieces, 11 place. At the same time, more than 80% of all Ford Focus for sale outside the US. Almost half of the world sales of Honda Civic falls on the US market.
Demand for cars in the world is growing thanks to emerging markets. LMC predicts that 83, 5 million cars will be sold in 2013. This is the fourth consecutive year of record sales - rose by 31% since 2009. By 2020, sales of passenger cars in the world reached 117 million per year - 40% higher than in 2013.
In the list of the most popular cars in 2013 is dominated by small cars. The only mid-size model on the list was Toyota Camry - the best-selling passenger car in the United States. Crossover was the only Honda CR-V among the world's best-selling car market.
The top ten best-selling US car is very different from global trends. It includes only three cars of the 10 most sold in the world: Camry, Corolla and CR-V. A prevailing therein pickups (Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Dodge Ram) and large family cars, such as Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Altima.
1. Ford Focus
Ford Focus - the most sold car in the world for the second year in a row. According to the assessment of LMC Automotive, just in 2013 the world will be sold around 1,059,574 cars of this model. Focus has become an example of successful implementation of Ford's its global strategy - the creation of a small number of models and their massive sales worldwide. Focus again this year ahead of the former leader - Toyota Corolla.
2. Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla appeared in a new design, becoming not only more stylish, but also more convenient to manage. Nevertheless, the second consecutive year it fails to regain the title of the best-selling car of the year. Toyota Corolla sales in 2013 will amount to 1,001,141 cars.
3. Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Jetta sedan model sold in some markets under the name VW Vento or Bora. It is characterized by a wide choice of engines, including diesel and hybrid. Sales of the model will amount to 2013 905 869 pieces.
4. Hyundai Elantra
The carmaker Hyundai from South Korea has become one of the major players in the global markets through such vehicles as sporty Hyundai Elantra (sold in the domestic market under the name Avante). model sales increased by 11% in 2013 and amounted to 866 thousand units.
5. Chevrolet Cruze
Model Chevrolet Cruze was introduced in China in 2009 and became the first truly global car group, which largely served as the revival of the brand Chevrolet in the world. Sales of the model totaled 729,000 units in 2013.
6. Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry was the only midsize car in the top ten best selling of the year due to higher sales in the US, where the model was the best-selling passenger car. Global sales in 2013 - 728 230 pieces.
7. Volkswagen Golf
The seventh generation Volkswagen Golf has not yet entered the markets of the USA and China, but sold well in the world. Sales of the new model in 2013 will amount to 720 440 units. In the US, the model will be sold in 2015.
8. Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta model has a modest success in the United States. But its sporty appearance and high-tech filling attract attention of buyers in many countries around the world. Global sales amount to 705 287 units in 2013.
9. Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V crossover was the only who managed to get into the list of best selling cars of the year. In 2013, as 697,955 of these cars expected to be sold.
10. Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo has become a benchmark in the supermini segment, but still did not come out in the US market. But in Europe, South America and Asia model sold very successfully. In 2013, it will be sold 686 000 of these cars.