Toyota might be No.1 but Honda has 4 models in top 10 world’s best-selling cars of 2020

CY Foong · Sep 30, 2021 11:30 AM

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Globally, 56 million vehicles were sold in 2020 and while each country has its own best-selling car, there can only be one winner in terms of worldwide sales. Unsurprisingly, it’s the Toyota Corolla which sold 1.15 million units last year.

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Source: @carindustryanalysis

This is according to data provided by Felipe Munoz, a global automotive analyst at JATO Dynamics who also runs @carindustryanalysis on social media. Toyota has 3 of its models in the top 5. In addition to the Corolla, the RAV4 and Camry were placed 2nd and 5th respectively with 1.07 million units and 635,000 units.

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Interestingly, Honda is the brand that represented the most models in the top 10 with four – the Honda CR-V (3rd, 885,000 units), Honda Civic (7th, 560,000 units), Honda HR-V (8th, 560,000 units), and Honda Accord (10th, 500,000 units).

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Elsewhere on the list, the Toyota Hilux is the 13th best-selling car in the world with 450,000 units, the Mazda CX-5 is placed 20th with 365,000 units, the Toyota Vios at 51st place with 260,000 units, and the Geely Boyue is the 86th best-selling car in the world with 190,000 units.

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It's the 4th best-selling car in the world, thanks to China perhaps

Some interesting insights can be seen in the top 99 list too. Despite the fears of an incoming extinction of sedans, half of the cars listed in the top 10 are sedans.

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Besides, the 7-seater Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace outsold its 5-seater twin by quite a huge margin. Volkswagen moved 356,000 units of the Tiguan Allspace in 2020 (21st) while the regular Tiguan saw 229,000 units sold in the same year (61st).

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Meanwhile, the Haval H6 is the best-selling car from a Chinese brand in 2020 with 352,000 units (22nd) but the title of best-selling Chinese car actually belongs to the Volkswagen Lavida with 445,000 units sold (14th).

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Though most of the cars saw sales being reduced in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are some models that saw sales increases in 2020 with the Mazda CX-30 seeing the biggest jump with a whopping 528% increase compared to 2019. That said, it is placed in the 94th position with 180,000 units sold.

CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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