Buying a car is an important event in a person’s life. It is especially pleasant to pick up the “iron horse” from the passenger compartment. The famous industrialist Henry Ford once said a phrase that became catchy, but in certain circles: “The best car is new.” Indeed, the owner of a car that has just rolled off the assembly line has far fewer problems.
In the reporting period 2020 (first half of the year) 32 million people worldwide became happy owners of a new car. This figure would be much higher if it were not for the coronavirus pandemic. Compared to the same period in 2019, it decreased by 27%.
What cars are popular? This question is easy to answer if you look at the sales statistics. If you are also interested in this topic, take a look at our ranking of the best-selling cars in the world.
10. Volkswagen Golf
The most successful model of the German Volkswagen concern. It appeared in 1974 and has gone through eight generations, but it is still very popular all over the world. It is a small middle class car, a three- or five-door hatchback.
The latest modifications are distinguished by a rich electronic interior, a diverse range of engines, increased safety, and efficiency. Drivers who keep up with the times will definitely appreciate the adaptive cruise control system and the modern car interior, in particular the digital control panel.
In the first half of 2020, such a Volkswagen Golf was purchased by 215 thousand people. At first glance, this figure may seem small, but do not forget that for some time the car market was practically paralyzed due to COVID-19. For the same period in 2019, the figure was 40% higher.
9. Volkswagen Tiguan
Another brainchild of Volkswagen. For the first time, the compact crossover was introduced in 2007, at the moment two generations have been released. At the beginning of its journey, the car was not very popular, but numerous updates have radically changed the situation.
Advanced technologies, striking appearance, increased level of comfort and safety – this is why Tiguan is so loved all over the world. The maximum price for a crossover is 2.8 million rubles, but you can save a lot if you choose a more modest configuration. In 2020, 262 thousand people became happy owners of Volkswagen Tiguan (30% less than in 2019).
8. Toyota Camry
This model has been in stable consumer demand since 1991. Eight generations have been released since then. For 40 years, the Toyota Camry has become the benchmark among business-class sedans.
Its obvious advantages: a combination of modern technologies and legendary Japanese quality, presentable appearance. New engine and multimedia system, 360 ° all-round visibility, blind-spot monitoring … The car has an increased level of comfort, amazed with a variety of functional solutions.
7. Ram pick-up
Full-size American pickup truck. The last modification – the fifth-generation model was released in early 2019. The manufacturer claims that the car is in many ways superior to its predecessors.
It is a large, reliable car, roomy with good traction, and has a high cross-country ability. It is not ideal for the city, there are difficulties with parking, but it will be an excellent solution for residents of a country house, lovers of outdoor activities or for work.
In 2020, Ram pick was chosen by 284 thousand people (18% less than in 2019).
6. Honda CR-V
This compact crossover has been produced since 1995, with a total of five generations. Slogan from the advertisement: “Perfection in everything …”. Indeed, he is able to cope with a wide variety of tasks. In urban conditions, it is agile and dynamic, powerful and tenacious off-road. Stylish and practical, reliable and versatile – that’s all about the Honda CR-V.
5. Chevrolet Silverado
Another full-size pickup from America. It has been produced since 1999, at the moment there have been four generations. Available with a single, one-and-a-half or two-row cab. The appearance of the car depends on the version (there are 8 in total). In any case, this frame pickup gives the impression of a powerful and even aggressive vehicle. By the way, he became widely known after “participating” in the filming of the legendary film “Kill Bill”.
Spacious interior, good sound insulation, upgraded cruise control – the advantages of the Chevrolet Silverado can be enumerated for a long time. 294 thousand people chose this car in 2020. Surprisingly, car sales have even grown compared to 2019, albeit slightly, by only 2%.
4. Honda Civic
The first Japanese car, which became widespread and brought world fame to Honda. Civic began to be produced in 1972, during which time the manufacturer presented ten generations. There are three versions: sedan, hatchback (five-door) and coupe.
The new modification of the Honda Civic is, first of all, safe driving. The manufacturer has taken care to prevent trouble on the road. The adaptive cruise control and lane tracking system form a kind of autopilot.
In 2020, more than 306 thousand drivers trusted Honda, which is 26% less than in the previous year.
3. Toyota RAV4
Compact crossover, which has been produced since 1994 (five generations). Innovative technical equipment, expressive design, functional interior, special security system – this is why Toyota RAV4 is so appreciated .
In 2020, 426 thousand lucky people around the world became the owners of this car, which is only 4% less than in 2019. However, this is not surprising, the crossover is the most popular since 2018.
2. Ford F-Series
The pickup has been in production since 1948 and has been in demand for 70 years. In total, 13 generations are represented. The latest model has become cult at all due to its versatility. The car looks appropriate both in city traffic and far from civilization. There is one “but” – there are very few of them in Russia, and most often these are used cars brought from abroad. In the world, 435 thousand people gave their preference to this model, which is 19% less compared to 2019.
1. Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla became the leader of sales in 2020 . Produced since 1966 (twelve generations). The car has repeatedly occupied the first line in the tops, and in 1974 it even got into the Guinness Book of Records. According to statistics, over 45 million vehicles have been sold during the entire production period.
The best sedan in its class: excellent handling and dynamics, first-class design, unique equipment, high level of comfort.
In 2020, 503 thousand purchases were made, 15% less than in 2019.