At Lease4Less we love cars, after all, its what we sell. Around the world countries have their different models, manufacturers and most loved cars. Here in the UK it has been the Fiesta for the last few years, but what cars do other countries love?
Data analyzed by JATO Dynamics shows that global car sales continued to grow during the first half of 2018. They analyzed data from 57 markets around the world, totaling 44 million units, up by 3.6% compared to the same period last year.
For Valentine's Day we take a look at the most loved cars in countries around the world.
Car sales in Japan saw a 0.7% increase during 2018 with unit figures of 5,272,067. Placed against 2017's sales of 5,234,166 which worked out as a fantastic year for Japan standing on a 5.3% increase compared to 2016.
The most popular car in Japan was the Nissan Note. In 2018, Nissan sold 136,324 units across Japan. The runner-up was the Toyota Aqua reaching 126,561 units. The Toyota Prius took 3rd place selling 115,462 units.
Car sales in France saw a 3% increase during 2018 with unit figures of 2,173,481. Placed against 2017's sales of 2,110,748 there was an increase of 60,000 cars.
The most popular car in France was the Renault Clio IV. In 2018, Renault sold 123,658 units across France. The runner-up was the Peugeot 208 reaching 102,395 units. The Peugeot 3008 II took 3rd place selling 84,834 units.
New passenger vehicle registrations were also slightly less than it's previous year of sales. In 2018 there were 3,435,778 cars sold, placing it 0.2% lower than 2017's sales figure of 3,441,262. The exact number of less cars sold in 2018 was 5,484. This may not be a drastic change, but it is still a decline, nevertheless.
The most popular car in Germany was the Volkswagen Golf. In 2018, Volkswagen sold 211,512 units across Germany. The runner-up was the Volkswagen Tiguan reaching 74,749 units. The Volkswagen Polo took 3rd place selling 70,488 units.
There was a distinct decline in new passenger vehicle registrations in Britain. A hefty 6.83% This means 173,470 less cars were sold in 2018 than 2017. It was a sad year for the car market. According to best-selling-cars.com it had been the "weakest British new car market since 2013".
In the UK, 2,367,147 cars were sold in 2018. Standing against the figures of 2017 which achieved 2,540,617. This added up to a 6.83% decline. 2016 was a really good year for car sales in the United Kindom; 2,692,786 cars were sold. This gained 2.25% higher than the previous year.
The most popular car in the United Kingdom was the Ford Fiesta. In 2018, Ford sold 95,892 units across the UK. The runner-up was the Volkswagen Golf reaching 64,829 units. The Vauxhall Corsa took 3rd place selling 52,915 units.
In China, 22,350,000 cars were sold in 2018. According to The Guardian this was the first time China's car sales report was at a decrease since 1992.
The most popular car in China was the Volkswagen Lavida. In 2018, Volkswagen sold 503,825 units across China. The runner-up was the Nissan Sylphy reaching 481,216 units. The Wuling Hongguang took 3rd place selling 476,538 units.
Over 17 million vehicles were sold across America in 2018 with a vast majority of them being SUV's and Trucks.
The most popular car in America was the Ford F-Series. In 2018, Ford sold 909,330 units across the United States. The runner-up was the Chevrolet Silverado reaching 585,581 units. Dodge Ram took 3rd place selling 536,980 units.
All figures based on 2018 sales figures. Sources:
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