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Light vehicle sales worldwide by segment H1 2019

Between January and June 2019, every third vehicle sold globally was a sport utility vehicle (SUV). The United States was the leading market for SUV sales in 2018. In 2019, the best-selling SUV model in the U.S. was Toyota's RAV4.

Vehicle sales worldwide

Consumer tastes are susceptible to change, and thus several kinds of cars have seen a reduction in the number of vehicles sold: minivans and E-segment vehicles saw the largest reductions in sales, while the pickup segment witnessed growth rates in many countries worldwide, including China.

Spotlight: SUV sales worldwide

SUV sales have accounted for the largest proportion of overall car sales worldwide. Globally, the leading brand in 2018 was Toyota. However, there are regional variations in most popular SUVs. The Toyota RAV4 was the leading model in the United States. In Europe, the Volkswagen Tiguan was among the leading SUV model based on the number of new registrations, while South Koreans preferred the Hyundai Santa Fe model.

Light vehicle sales worldwide between January and June 2019, by segment

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September 2019



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H1 2019

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