The world’s best-selling cars are ones like the Ford Fiesta that sell in multiple countries, with only minor modifications.
This article gives you the lists of the most sold cars in the world according to ‘Forbes’.
Below are the lists of worlds most sold cars:
1. Toyota Corolla
Natural disasters hurt Japanese carmakers, but the Toyota Corolla remains the best-selling car in the world, with 1.02 million copies sold.
2. Hyundai Elantra
The Hyundai Elantra, also known as the Avante in Korea, is closing in on Corolla, with 1.01 million copies sold this year.
3. Wuling Sunshine
The Wuling Sunshine, made by a GM joint venture, is the most ubiquitous vehicle in China, used to transport people and goods. About 943,000 were sold in 2011.
4. Ford Focus
The new Ford Focus, now virtually the same in markets around the world, is part of the U.S. carmaker’s “One Ford” global strategy. Ford sold 919,000 of them this year.
5. Kia Rio
The Kia Rio was recently redesigned for the U.S. and other developed markets, but an older version sold in Iran makes up more than 500,000 of the car’s 815,337 in global sales.
6. Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta led the way in Ford’s new global development strategy. Ford sold 781,147 Fiestas in 2011.
7. Volkswagen Jetta
The popularity of the Volkswagen Jetta, with about 745,000 units sold worldwide, is part of VW’s plan to become the largest global automaker by 2018.
8. Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry, America’s best-selling car, is also popular worldwide, with 726,000 units sold.
9. Chevrolet Cruze
The new Chevrolet Cruze from General Motors is enjoying strong sales in numerous countries, not just in the U.S. As worldwide production ramped up, Cruze sales nearly doubled to 691,000 in 2011.
10. Volkswagen Golf
The Volkswagen Golf, a perennial top seller worldwide, is one of three VW cars that are driving VW’s push to become the world’s largest automaker by 2018. VW sold 648,000 Golfs this year.
11. Volkswagen Passat
The redesigned Volkswagen Passat, with 565,000 copies sold worldwide, is built at a new factory in Chattanooga, Tenn.
12. Honda Civic
Worldwide sales of the redesigned Honda Civic fell 12.5 percent, to 555,000 this year because of natural disasters and ho-hum reviews. But it’s still one of the most popular cars on the planet.