The Ford Fiesta has been the best-selling car in the UK for what seems like an eternity, but what about the cars doing the business in other countries? Thanks to data sourced from the Best Selling Car Blog, let us take you on a whistle-stop tour of the world as we discover the most popular cars of November 2016.
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USA: Ford F-Series (72,089 registrations)
Few things in life are guaranteed, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the Ford F-Series will remain at the top of the US sales chart. Registrations are up 11% compared to November 2015, with the car in second spot – the Chevrolet Silverado – shifting a ‘mere’ 45,280 units.
China: Haval H6 (70,292 registrations)
For the first time in Chinese history, more than one million SUVs are sold in a single month, reports the Best Selling Cars Blog. Meanwhile, saloons are down 0.1% and MPVs are down 19%, as China mirrors the trends seen across the world. The Haval H6 is quick to take advantage, overtaking the Wuling Hongguang to claim top spot. Registrations are up 74% compared to November 2015.
India: Maruti Suzuki Alto (23,320 registrations)
Maruti Suzuki dominates the sales charts in India, with no fewer than seven models found in the top ten. Sitting pretty at the top with 23,320 registrations is the Maruti Suzuki Alto, while the more familiar Swift, Baleno and Celerio also appear near the top.
Germany: Volkswagen Golf (17,841 registrations)
The Volkswagen Golf remains the meister in Deutschland, but registrations are down 16% compared to the same period in 2015. Overall, Volkswagen’s year-to-date registrations have shrunk by 3%, but it does manage to fill 40% of the top ten. Creeping into the top ten, with registrations up 29%, is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Japan: Nissan Note (15,784 registrations)
In Japan, the charts are split into two groups: standard cars and kei cars. Overall, the Nissan Note is the best-seller, thanks largely to the launch of the new e-Power variant. Registrations are up a huge 144%, seeing it rise from 30th to 1st, toppling the Toyota Prius in the process.
Brazil: Chevrolet Onix (15,700 registrations)
For the second consecutive year, the Chevrolet Onix is set to cement its position as the most popular car in Brazil. Meanwhile, the Jeep Compass – still fresh from its global debut in Brazil – jumps from 75th to 23rd position. Does this point to wider success for the Brazilian-built SUV?
Italy: Fiat Panda (13,197 registrations)
The Fiat Panda remains numero uno in Italy, but the star performer is its larger sibling – the Fiat Tipo. Registrations are up 3,276%, seeing the Tipo jump from 14th to 4th in November. The estate version is now the best-selling car in its segment, ahead of the Audi A4, Volkswagen Passat and Peugeot 308.
Canada: Ford F-Series (11,273 registrations)
As the Best Selling Car Blog points out, pick-ups are the dominant force in Canada, with the Ford F-Series, Ram Pick-up and GMC Sierra up 37%, 16% and 20% respectively. In common with the US, the F-Series is by far and away the leading vehicle, with 135,422 registrations in 2016.
France: Renault Clio (10,163 registrations)
As you’d expect, the top ten in France is dominated by French cars, with the Renault Clio sitting pretty at the summit. Meanwhile, the new Megane slots in at number six with 4,793 registrations, while the new 3008 makes its debut with 4,476 units, enough to earn it a seventh place slot.
South Korea: Kia Morning (9,256 registrations)
If the Kia Morning looks familiar, it’s because you’ll know it as the Kia Picanto. It’s the first time the city car has topped the South Korean charts since November 2014.
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