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We all know the Ford ranger rules supreme in new vehicle sales in New Zealand, but what about the rest of the world?
The automotive industry is constantly changing, at least if you keep up with the news. But it seems that out there in the real world, things move a bit slower.
Budget Direct Car Insurance took a look at international sales figures at the end of last December and found that while varying degrees of electrification tends to run the show in terms of headlines, decade-long habits still power the market.
According to the data, Toyota is the most-sold brand in 41 countries, making it the most-represented manufacturer in our study. It shifted 1.48 million Corollas in 2019, making it the most popular car for the 15th year in a row, while the Hilux was the top-seller in 16 different countries, topping the sales charts in Australia.
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Utes might rule in our part of the world, but it is a different story in other places around the world.
As you no doubt know, the Ford Ranger is New Zealand’s most popular vehicle. Ford also dominates North America, with the F-Series being the top-seller in Canada and the F-150 specifically winning the USA.
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As for Europe and the UK, the VW Golf is number one. The UK loves its Ford Fiestas, Iceland voted for the Toyota RAV4, the Netherlands and Norway look to the future with plenty of Tesla Model 3s, and countries with national representation tended to stay loyal.
The Toyota Hilux was the best-selling vehicle in 16 different countries.
France’s most popular car was the Peugeot 2001, Germany bought plenty of Golfs, the Czech Republic people bought lots of Skoda Octavias (as did Austria, while Slovakia opted for the Fabia), the Seat Leon dominated Spain and you’re bound to see a lot of Fiat Pandas in Italy.
The Toyota Hilux is top in eight of 14 African countries for which data was available. Other local hits include Dacia’s cheap and versatile Dokker (12,853 sales in Morocco) and the very cheap and convenient Sandero (23,065 sales in Algeria).
Check out the full list of best-selling cars in nearly every country of the world below: