Automotive

Published on February 26th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Nissan X-Trail is most popular SUV in the world

The Nissan X-Trail was the best-selling SUV in the world and the overall 4th best-selling vehicle, while Honda and Volkswagen both had strong years, each placing three models (Civic, CR-V and HR-V for Honda and Golf, Tiguan and Passat for VW) inside the world’s top ten.

The Toyota RAV4 placed 6th overall, while the Focus and Kuga grabbed 12th and 13th  respectively for Ford. As expected, SUVs contributed significantly to the industry’s strong performance, accounting for the largest market share in China, North America and Europe (the 3 largest regions). Indeed, SUVs reached a new record market share in 2017, accounting for 34% of the total market for the period

The above figures and data was released by Jato Dynamics as their analysis of global automotive sales for 2017, revealing the 25 best-selling vehicles in the world. According to Jato, the automotive industry (light-commercial vehicles and passenger cars) grew to 86,05 million units in 2017, representing an increase of 2.4% or about 2.05 million units over 2016’s figure.

The continued dominance of the SUV meant sales of traditional segments continued to decline in 2017, with compact cars, midsize sedans, wagons and MPVs impacted the most.


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