What are the best-selling cars in the world? If that is a question that has been on your mind recently, JATO Dynamics has the answers you seek. The market analyst recently published a new study that lists the top 50 best-selling cars in the world during the first half of 2018 (H1 2018).

Coming in first place is the Ford F-Series pick-up truck series with 534,827 units sold, which is a 3% increase from the same period last year. Meanwhile, the Toyota Corolla occupies the second spot with 478,122 units, and the Volkswagen Golf completes the podium with 431,836 units.

Honda vehicles were well represented, with the Civic, CR-V and HR-V/XR-V/Vezel all being part of the top fifth of the list. Models like the Accord and Jazz/Fit found themselves further down the list, with the latter in the 34th spot with 212,195 units.

Looking at other Japanese automakers, the Toyota RAV4 and its 395,816 units sold found itself in fifth place just behind the Civic. The Camry/Aurion gained more traction with a 13% increase in sales to 313,394 units, but that still wasn’t enough for it to crack into the top 10, with the Chevrolet Silverado holding that spot. Toyota’s own pick-up truck, the Hilux, found itself down in 39th place.

In the Nissan camp, the X-Trail/Rogue was just a few thousand units shy of the RAV4, meaning it had to settle for sixth place despite a 5% decline in sales. Sales of the Qashqai/Rogue Sport were more encouraging with a 26% growth to 313,149 units, which was good enough for 11th place.

Mazda’s representatives on the list are the CX-5 (21st) as well as the 3/Axela (38th), while the Subaru Impreza/WRX/STI/XV quartet found themselves in 27th place with 217,467 units.

Korean models didn’t manage to break into the top 15 part of the list, with the Hyundai Avante/Elantra/i35 taking the 16th spot with 287,492 units sold. Joining the sedan on the list is the Tucson, Sportage/KX5 and Kia Cerato/Forte/K3.

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Moving onto European brands, Volkswagen had a fair number of cars on the list besides the Golf, including the Passat/Magotan (7th), Polo, Vento/Bora/Jetta/Sagitar (22nd), Lavida (25th), Tiguan (35th) and Tiguan Allspace (41st).

In the premium segment, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (20th) sold better than both its rivals, namely the Audi A4 (44th) and the BMW 3 Series (45th). It is the same case with the E-Class, which took the 36th spot ahead of the 5 Series in 46th.

On a related matter, JATO’s study revealed China to be largest market in the world in H1 2018 with 12.23 million units sold. Europe came next with 9.77 million units followed by the United States (8.62 million), Latin America (2.83 million), Japan (2.69 million), Asia-Pacific (2.28 million), India (1.98 million), Canada (1.04 million), Korea (884k) and Russia (850k).