Similar to how smartphone enthusiasts follow the rankings of smartphone sales every year, car enthusiasts also follow the numbers on car sales very closely. With 2016 just wrapping up the end of the third quarter, you can almost see who will win the numbers regarding car sales for this year. Though the last quarter still can change things around as it has in the past few years, the results of the first three-quarter hold almost the final numbers for the closing of the sales year.
Looking at car sales will depend on which type of cars you would be looking at. Regarding the number of units, the mid-range cars would have the upper hand with units sold every week. The numbers can easily change though for luxury and sports cars when you switch the criteria to the net revenue the developers are getting with every unit of sales. A single sale of the most expensive Bentley can easily overthrow 5 to 10 units of Suzuki Swift Sales. This is how quickly the rankings can change depending on which way you are looking at it.
Now that the third quarter of 2016 has been wrapped up the initial numbers are out. At the top of the list, the Ford Fiesta seats comfortably. The hatchback midrange offering from Ford has clearly had its charm working for many car buyers in 2016. The not so high price attached to a brand as premium as Ford may have been a factor in the dramatic sales increase of the Fiesta. Ford has had a lot of ups and downs in its long history, but the Fiesta’s close to 20,000 units sold in September alone and close to a hundred thousand in the first three-quarters of the year puts them as still one of the big names in the automotive industry.
The Vauxhall Corsa comes in second place as it has been in the previous quarters of 2016. The Corsa boasts a solid number of almost 65,000 units sold in the first nine months of the year. Many have associated the favorable numbers of the Corsa to its excellent machine build and compact design. The price tag that comes with it also has a lot to do with its high unit sales.
The third on the list is another offering from Ford. Following the success of the Ford Fiesta, the Ford Focus comes third with a little over fifty-seven thousand units sold. Ford has once again proved that it can replicate its success in unit car sales across its brands and that they can do it year after year. The Ford Focus may be inferior to the Fiesta regarding sales, but the rankings change regarding performance and capacity with the Focus taking the upper hand in these areas.
2016 is almost coming to an end, and the numbers for car sales will soon be finalized. The remaining three months can either change the rankings or confirm them. Whatever the outcome is, as early as now the team behind the top 3 cars can already start celebrating.