Top 10 Selling Cars of All Time
Modified On Oct 20, 2015 03:04 PM By Sourabh
Last year, Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp remained on top in the global vehicles sales of 2014. The company retailed 10.23 million vehicles beating its closest rivals Volkswagen and General Motors for the third straight year. So if you ever wondered that is your car among the best sellers, check out the top 10 best selling cars of all time.
1) Toyota Corolla
1966 saw the birth of the Toyota Corolla, the world’s best selling car of all times. In the nearly 50 years since, Toyota has sold more than 40 million Corollas. The car is currently in its 11th generation. Interestingly, Toyota snatched the crown of being the world's most selling brand from General Motors in 2008. Prior to that GM had been the top-selling automaker for more than seventy years. Although Toyota too had suffered a setback in 2011, when the production was stopped by the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. But it made a fierce comeback in 2012 and repeated the same in subsequent years.
2) Ford F series
The F-Series has been America’s best-selling full-body pickup for more than 30 years. The first Ford F150 was introduced in 1948 and was sold as the Ford Bonus Built. The Ford F150 has sold 35 million models over the last six decades and six generations, making Ford the undisputed king of the pickup.
3) Volkswagen Golf
Known by the names of the Golf and the Rabbit, it's the best selling model for Volkswagen. It came on the scene in 1974 and since then the hatchback has sold over 27.5 million units. Current Golf is in its 7th generation.
4) Volkswagen Beetle
The Volkswagen Beetle is the oldest vehicle on this list that’s still in production and is one of the most iconic cars in history. Built in 1938 to Hitler's specifications, the Beetle captured hearts in the counter-culture movement of the 1960s with it's cheap price and funky design. About 23.5 million units of the love-bug have been sold worldwide.
5) Ford Escort
The Escort was introduced to America in 1981, but had been a strong seller in Europe since 1968. Ford sold 20 million Escorts worldwide. Ford’s Escort found far more fans in Europe than it did in the U.S. Escort was replaced by Focus in the year 2000.
6) Honda Civic
Debuted in 1973 as a subcompact vehicle, the Civic was Honda’s first big hit in the auto market and kept Honda in the business of making cars. Good thing they kept selling cars, or else they would have missed out on 18.5 million Civics sold. The current model, 9th generation, can also be purchased with natural gas or hybrid power-trains, offering further savings through fuel efficiency.
7) Honda Accord
Accord was originally released as a compact car, but has transformed into a universal sedan that we see today. The Japanese automaker has sold 17.5 million units since 1976 and is still going strong. Nine generations later, it’s still one of the world’s most popular mid-sized cars.
8) Ford Model T
It's the car that needs no introduction. The first affordable, mass produced car for the average American was built in 1908 in Detroit by Henry Ford. It helped set the benchmark for mass-production cars. During its lifespan (1908-1927), the Model T sold a hugely impressive 16.5 million units.
9) Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen has sold more than 15.5 million units of Passat since its debut in 1973. The car is currently in its 5th generation and the next gen model is due next year.
10) Chevrolet Impala
Chevy has sold 14 million Impala sedans since it debuted as Chevrolet's top-end sedan back in 1958. The car is currently in its 10th generation. Starting its life as a large two-door performance coupe, the Impala evolved into a versatile sedan. Ironically, it isn't actually offered as a coupe anymore.