Written by:- Geetanjali
10 Best-Selling Cars In the World 2024
Automobile industry has seen multiple setbacks since the last few years due to global pandemic, increased cost of living and a semiconductor shortage. However 2023 turned out to be a fruitful year for the automobile industries. As the annual sales of cars, sedans and utility vehicles all increased globally in all the major vehicle markets. This sudden spike in car sales is due to opening of economy post-COVID pandemic. pandemic.S&P Global Mobility predicts that worldwide new vehicle sales will reach 88.3 million in 2024, a 2.8 percent increase from 2023.
As compared to last year, this year more and more people are opting for electric vehicles(EV’s) than the traditional diesel,CNG,and petrol vehicles. It was a mixed response on a model-by-model basis, and today we will be talking about 10 best-selling cars in the world with sales figures.
Best-Selling Cars In the World 2024
This European beast is still roaring. The compact SUV Ford Puma was one of the the top selling car in 2023 and is standing out as the number one selling car of 2024. With a mild hybrid 1.0 L Ecoboost three cylinder turbo gasoline engine in mid 2023 Ford Puma officially launched a 170hp 1.0 L mid-hybrid engine and an automated transmission. Ford Puma was mainly designed to meet the need of European buyer this compact SUV sold 12.24 percent more than the previous years.
Started in 2019 Ford Puma is a subcompact crossover SUV. This family-friendly, compact SUV initially was available in European market, now is available at South African and Australian market as well from 2019. An electric version of Ford Puma is soon going to launch.
#2. Nissan Qashqai
First Choice of every road trip lover. Nissan Qashqai is the top selling car in Japan,New Zealand, Middle East, Singapore, Canada, United Kingdom, Russia thanks to its safety features like its intelligent all wheel drive, Automatic emergency braking, and luxury designer interior.
The new third generation Nissan Qashqai was launched in February 2021. Its claimed to be made with lightweight material and advanced techniques to increase its strength and reduce weight. Nissan Qashqai includes e-power hybrid powerstation, mild hybrid 1.3 litre four-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine with 138 hp. With all these changes incorporated Nissan states that the sales of new Qashqai compact SUV is 38% higher than the previous models in Europe.
Corsa is the most popular compact car in Germany manufactured by German Automobile manufacturer Opel.Corsa was the best selling vehicle in segment B during all quarters of 2023 according to the data published by Federal office of motor traffic. Not only in Germany but across Europe,as being a perfect family friendly car than can seat five people, Corsa turned out to be the most popular minicar and the top three across europe as per figures published by (SMMT) Society of Motor Manufacturers and traders.Corsa offers a 1389cc petrol engine, a 1598cc petrol engine, and a 1589 cc petrol engine.
#4. Kia Sportage
Kia aims to sell 3.2 million cars in 2024, setting a new global target. Kia managed to sell 3.1 million cars with an increase of 6.3% growth rate in 2023. Kia Sportage became the best seller of this South Korean automobile giant after surpassing Rio with a sales of 5,23,503 globally in 2023. Sportage also won the ‘Family SUV’ and ‘Full Hybrid’ awards at the scottish car of the year award in 2022.In 2023 was chosen as the car of the year in Morocco.
Kia Sportage is a fifth-generation Kia model which was made public in the summer of 2021. Sportage is equipped with terrain mode that automatically adjusts with changing landscape including mud, snow and sand. Apart from terrain mode its also equipped with electric control suspension(ESC), autonomous emergency break(AEB) which is a safety system,navigation augmented adaptive cruise system, lane centring assist, transmission dial, E-handling system and advanced blind spot collision avoidance assistance system.
All these features make the Kia Sportage a top choice for car enthusiasts.
#5. Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson series introduced in 2004, NX4 is the new generation launched in 2022. This Korean crossover SUV is giving tough competition to its counterpart Kia Sportage. It stands at fifth position in the top selling cars of 2024 list. In 2023 1.91million Tucson were sold, a 21% increase from the previous year.
Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover SUV that comes with a choice of three engines: a 1.6L turbocharged four cylinder gasoline engine which produces 187 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, a 2.5 L four cylinder gasoline engine producing 177 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, and a hybrid powertrain that produces 227 how and 195 lb-ft of torque. Tucson comes with a few safety features which includes a forward collision warning system, lane departure warning system, and a blind spot monitoring system.
The Toyota RAV4 is the best-selling SUV all across the globe since its launch in 1994. Known for its efficiency, reliability and versatility, RAV4 has been the best selling among SUVs for years and the sixth best-selling vehicle overall. North America is the largest market, with 407,739 units sold in 2021, followed by Europe over 20,00 units, chain 199,675, and Australia 35,751. The RAV4 is known for its roomy, comfortable interior, refined handling, and good reliability rating.
With the upgrade, the car uses a 203-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Regarding safety and Driver-assistance features, the RAV4 lineup boasts an array of standard driver assists. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has rated it with 5 stars.
#7. Volkswagen T-Roc
Post-pandemic recovery is showing its magic. A significant increase in the number of Volkswagen T-Rocs delivered last year as around 4.87 million vehicles were sold globally was recorded with an increase of 6.7% sales than the previous year. Sales of electric vehicles also increased by 21.1 percent than previous years
T-Roc again turned out to be the best selling SUV across Europe, as SUVs continue to trend in 2023. With an annual delivery rate at 54.2% with an 14.9% increase than the previous year. Volkswagen is forecasting dynamic growth in demand due to steady recovery of market and also launching of new editions of their best sellers.
#8. Tesla Model-Y
The Tesla Model Y is produced by Tesla, a California-based company owned by Elon Musk, Tesla specialises in electric vehicle. Tesla Model Y is was the best-selling car of 2023 across U.S. and sold over 1.23 million units in 2023. The Tesla Model Y by itself accounted for 64% of Tesla’s total global sales in 2023, based on official data released by Tesla. As always, Tesla has again surprised auto industry analysts by outperforming expectations for the fourth quarter in terms of production as well as sales.
Tesla is known for its very advanced autopilot semi-autonomous driving system, and the new model Y is a newer car and, to some extent, has stolen a bit of the model X thunder. It provides customers with a slightly small option.
#9. Ford Kunga
Kunga is the fastest-selling car of last year and as of January 2024 selling with an average of 13 days, it was among the top 5 selling car brands in 2023. An increase of 13.6% of Ford sales can be seen alone in Europe last year.
Ford Kunga which was initially designed for the European market later got accepted globally. Making it to the list of top selling cars globally. Also, Ford Kunga is going to enter market in 2024 with a fresh look as per the official statement by Ford. Currently fourth generation Ford Kunga is the latest in production. Fourth generation Ford is based on the Ford C2 platform and is available with a variety of power options, Including a 1.5L ecoboost petrol engine that produces 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque, plug-in hybrid powertrain, and a 2.0 l Ecoblue diesel engine.
#10. Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V sold around 361,457(0.36 million) in 2023 which is twice the sales of 2022 (54%).2022 didn’t turn out to be a great year for CR-V due to limited supply and still recovering economy. CR-V was introduced in 2022 it’s available in two engine options: a 1.5L turbocharged inline-4 engine and a 2.0L hybrid powertrain.Is also equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission(CVT).
Honda CR-V is among the popular compact crossover SUVs in the market, known for being reliable, practical, and user-friendly. Like many Honda vehicles CR-V is equipped with best safety technologies, spacious interior, sufficient cargo space, and various convenience features which makes CR-V a practical choice for families.