When it comes to the global auto industry, it really is a small world after all. Taking a look at the world’s best-selling new cars and trucks from 2015, you won’t find any exotic brands or nameplates. And, supporting the importance of selling vehicles in the North American market, nine out of the 10 best-selling new vehicles in the world* can be found in Canadian showrooms (all prices are base 2018 MSRP):
Toyota Corolla (1,339,024 sold)
For the first time ever, a new vehicle sold more than 1.3 million units worldwide in a calendar year: the first-place Toyota Corolla. Just as in 2014, the Japanese automaker’s compact was the best-selling new vehicle on the planet last year. Sales were up 4.7 per cent, with the U.S. being the Corolla’s top market, selling more than 363,000 units. Next was China, with over 300,000 sold, then Japan with 109,027 sold. In Canada last year, the $15,995 Corolla took seventh place overall, with 48,881 sold.