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December 28, 2016

toyota ,volkswagen and ford share the honors for the most sold cars in 2016

"toyota ,volkswagen and ford share the honors for the most sold cars in 2016"

Globally New passenger vehicle registrations increased in China, Europe, the USA, Japan, India and Russia but car sales were down in Brazil. For the first 6 months of the year Toyota seems to be moving to the top spot with over 634,298  cars sold in the first six months according to report compiled by Focus2move which tracked over 2,700 models sold in over 140 countries.

 As of January to November data in Europe 2016, new vehicle registrations in Europe were up by 7% to nearly 14 million cars – only around 300,000 shy of the total for the full year 2015..During the first eleven months of 2016, new passenger vehicle registrations in China increased by 18.6% to 21,058,400 cars – just over a million more than were sold during all of 2015.

Meanwhile in US New light vehicle sales in the USA increased by 3.7% in November 2016 after three consecutive months of contracting. The US market was helped by two extra sales days and strong incentives offered in Black Friday and Thanksgiving campaigns. The trend away from cars in favor of SUVs continued in the US in November 2016. Car sales were down 4% to 509,000 cars while light truck and SUV sales increased by 9% to 863,400 light vehicles.

Volkswagen Golf takes the 2nd position by selling 500,630 sales, a 1.8 percent increase, in 2016 which may or may not be blamed on the cheating emissions scandal that shook the automaker, while the 3rd place goes to Ford F-Series, with 478,394 deliveries, up 12.6%. The Ford also secured the fourth place too, with its Ford Focus compact delivering 367,479 units, down 16.4%, followed closely by the Hyundai Elantra which ranked as the fifth most sold  car in 2016, with 363,490 deliveries. The biggest move the chart has seen this year belongs to the latest Hyundai Tucson, which climbed 949 spots to the 16th place with its 285,060 sales, a massive 202.4 percent increase in popularity, compared to 94,267 units chosen by customers in the first half of 2015. 

Globally only three cars have been widely acknowledged as the "bestselling automobile in the world" since Ford built its millionth Model T on December 10, 1915. The Model T itself remained the highest seller until forty five years after production ceased in 1927. On February 17, 1972 Volkswagen claimed that the Ford had been superseded by the Beetle, when the 15,007,034th was manufactured.Although The Model T has subsequently been credited with 16.5 million units sold, this anomaly is moot in light of the Beetle reaching 21 million.The Beetle remained the bestselling vehicle until the late 1990s, when it was itself overtaken by the Toyota Corolla, which continues to be the number best selling card today even in 2016.