The Toyota Hilux is #1 in an estimated 35 countries.
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Now that we have official Full Year 2013 sales data for over 100 countries in the world, I can share with you the list of all models that have managed to rank #1 in at least one country this year. This list is exclusive to BestSellingCarsBlog, you will not find it anywhere else! To refresh your memory you can see the 2012 summary here. Note this is not a reflection of the highest worldwide sales volumes which will be the object of a future post, only how many countries a specific model ranked #1 in. If no FY2013 data is available, the most recent data is used and for about 60 countries the #1 spot is estimated based on thorough observations of the streets of those countries.
The Toyota Prado is #1 in an estimated 6 countries worldwide.
Toyota places no less than 11 models in pole position in at least one country, compared to 10 in 2012 and adding up to 73 countries topped: nearly half of all markets in the world! The Toyota Hilux is still by far the model to rank #1 in the most amount of countries: an estimated 35 (vs. 31 in 2012), albeit including 23 in Africa where the volumes are very low. Out of the estimated 35 countries where the Hilux is potentially #1, 8 have been confirmed with official data.
5 nations have succumbed to the charms of the Skoda Octavia, 4 of them in Eastern Europe.
The Toyota Corolla is estimated to be #1 in 14 countries, including 4 confirmed, followed by the VW Golf which thanks to its 7th generation is now #1 in 13 countries vs. 10 in 2012, 10 of them confirmed and all in Europe – the most confirmed #1 countries of any cars in the world. We then have the Toyota Land Cruiser and Prado both #1 in 6 countries and the Skoda Octavia #1 in 5 nations, all confirmed. The Dacia Logan and Toyota Yaris improve to 4 countries while the Chevrolet Sail goes from #1 in one country in 2012 (its first annual #1 ranking) to 3 this year.
The Hawtai Lusheng E70 is the only Chinese model to rank #1 outside China (estimated #1 in North Korea).
Notable new members of the #1 club in 2013 include the Kia Picanto (#1 in Israel and Lebanon), Audi A4 (Monaco), Chevrolet Spark: (Uruguay), Dacia Dokker (Bulgaria), Fiat 500 (Lithuania), Fiat 500L (Serbia), Hawtai Lusheng E70 (estimated #1 in North Korea), Honda CR-V (Estonia), Lada Granta (Russia), Toyota Aqua (Japan), Wuling Hongguang (China) and ZAZ Sens (Ukraine).
Previous year: World Full Year 2012: All the #1 in 170 countries!
Full Year 2013 list of 58 top ranking models and where they are #1 below.
By and large and especially in Africa, reliability and safety play a big role in determining which cars are the best-sellers. In case of a crash, you can always get .