World Best Selling Compact Cars 2023. Maruti Baleno, GAC Aion S and Nissan Sentra Enter The Top 10

The 2023 Toyota Corolla
The 2023 Toyota Corolla

World Best Selling Compact Cars of  2023. Toyota Corolla keeps dominating the rankings (-0.1%), followed by the Honda Civic (+13.4%) and the Hyundai Elantra (+11.3%). Maruti Baleno, GAC Aion S and Nissan Sentra all enter the Top 10 for the first time.

Taking into consideration sales up to October 2023, as in the past few years, the best-selling compact car remains the Toyota Corolla with 921,568 sales, a 0.1% decrease in sales from the prior year. Produced in Japan since 1966, the Corolla has been the best-selling nameplate in the World for 20 years and is also the best-selling car in all history, with over 50 million sold so far.

In second place we have the Honda Civic with 392,180 units sold (+13.4%). Launched in 1972, it is actually at the 11th generation (since 2021), available as both sedan and liftback. The last generation is the only Civic not to offer a coupe version since the second generation because of its declining sales.

In third position there is the Hyundai Elantra with 273,183 sales  (+11.3%), followed by the Volkswagen Golf with 229,847 new registrations (-11.7%), the Volkswagen Sagitar with 220,450 sales (+25.5%), and the GAC Aion S -up 15 spots- with 193,960 sales (+124.2%).

The Audi A3 with 182,114 registrations maintains 7th spot (+4.9%). Next we have the Maruti Baleno  -up 5 spots- with 170,359 sales (+15.3%), the Nissan Sentra -up 9 spots- at 160,741 (+37.3%) and in 10th place the Mazda3 -up 1 spot- with 155,118 sales (+4.8%).

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for the top 50 models.

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