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.
Car sales have seen a massive rise in the number of units closed in the first three-quarters of 2016. Sufficient data is now available to run down the top cars and the aspects that afforded them such status. With information on buyer preference, critical reviews and user feedback, a more detailed review of the top selling cars for the year can now be made. If you are planning to buy a car, but are still not sure of which one to go with, then here is a quick guide for you. Here is a brief overview of the tops selling cars of 2016.
Since its release almost a decade ago the Corolla remains to be Toyota’s front runner regarding car sales with its classic sedan build and superb engine performance. Though the Toyota Corolla has seen a dip in its sales this year when compared to a similar time last year, it remains to be a global front-runner regarding car sales. This can be attributed to the amazing track record of the Corolla across all variants released by its developer in the past years.
The sales of medium weight cars and SUVs have also seen an increase this year which became an advantage for the American veteran car developer Ford. The Ford F-series takes the lead in this category with high sales globally and a 9.2% increase in its North American market. Ford has always been known to build high-quality cars, but the key to Ford’s success with the F-series is keeping the design and the practical aspects simple while partnering it with an effective marketing plan.
The Golf offering from the iconic brand in car manufacturing, Volkswagen has seen many variants and generations being released in the past year. With improvements and customizations with each new model being introduced the Volkswagen Gold is headed for success. Coming from a brand so iconic that it defined an era, the Golf had big shoes to fill in to which it did not disappoint.
The black horse of this competition is the South Korean brand Hyundai’s offering. The Elantra is a multi-awarded car hailed for its simple but classy design, excellent performance and superb driving experience. Test driving an Elantra leads to a buying probability rate of higher than 60%. The reason for this is the Elantra provides such an exciting experience that almost no other car of the same price and look can compete with.
The list would not be complete without a prototype from the Japanese developers. Japan is such a powerhouse in the automotive industry and this list it does not come unprepared sporting the Honda CRV. SUV’s have increased sales this past year, and most of the unit sales have been attributed to the high sales coming from the Elantra.
If you have not found the right car yet after reading this review, you can continue to search for more resources, but the ones listed here are already considered the cream of the crop.