What are the best-selling cars ever?

This morning I came across a press release about the most registered cars in 2019; reading it I was curious to know which were the most registered/sold cars of all time.

I did some research and here are the 10 best-selling cars models: some models are beautiful, others very questionable.

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla has sold more than 40 million units in history and is the best-selling car ever. It is a mid-range car, produced by the Japanese company since 1966.

Over the course of time it has presented itself with a very questionable look, but its characteristics have met the main needs of motorists. This model has always guaranteed a good quality-price ratio and thanks to its reliability it has become the best-selling car ever.

The reliability of this vehicle made it the best-selling car in history in 1997.

Ford F-Series

Ford F-Series is perhaps the most common vehicle you can see in a classic American film. This Ford pick up is a fundamental piece of American history and costume of the 20th century and beyond. This vehicle was born in 1948 and has produced 13 different series over the years.

The F-Series is a series of vehicles produced by Ford since 1948 and marketed only in the USA, where it has been the undisputed sales leader for 28 consecutive years. The first generation F-Series was introduced in 1948 and the last series produced by Ford is the F-150 presented at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2008.

This pickup has been the best-selling in the United States for 24 consecutive years, as well as the best-selling in the country for 34 years and the best-selling in Canada. In total it produced 34 million units.

Volkswagen Golf

Over the years 7 series of Volkswagen Golf have been produced, selling just over 30 million units worldwide, was presented by Volkswagen in 1974.

Its main characteristic are its rigid and square lines, typical of the design of the 70s and 80s German style. The model then evolved over time, becoming an increasingly elegant car with more rounded shapes. The secret of Volkswagen Golf’s success is its solidity, combined with its performance.

Volkswagen Beetle (Beetle)

Remaining almost faithful to the original for over 60 years, it can be described as the longest-lived car of all time. Since it is no longer on sale, the Volkswagen Beetle has become “a cult car” and still seems to enjoy a timeless reputation, it was produced by Volkswagen (from 1938 to 2003).

A curious fact about this model, which was also designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of the brand that produces dream luxury cars. Indeed, the Beetle’s nose has evolved into the elegant sportiness of the Porsche car.

The Beetle’s real name is Typ 1. The production of this model began at Hitler’s behest, but it ended up representing a generation in the 1970s in the midst of a cultural revolution. This vehicle is famous for its rocky reliability.

It has sold well over 21 million units worldwide.

It’s fun to remember how each country christened the car with a different name: Beetle in Italy, Ladybirds in France, Käfer in Germany, Beetle in Great Britain and the United States, and so on.

Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat certainly represents a miracle of the automobile industry and a symbol of technical excellence of the well-known Teutonic manufacturer. It is a C-segment sedan that is simple in its lines, but very pleasant and original in all its series.

The Passat has been imposed on the European and international market, selling well over 20 million units. Since the year production began (1973) there have been as many as eight series: the eighth is now in production.

Ford Escort

The Ford Escort is a car produced in 4 series by Ford, between 1968 and 2000 and sold in about 20 million units, including those destined for the US market, totally different in the lines from the European ones.

The Ford Escort, at the time of its debut, replaced the Ford Anglia and in 1998 it was replaced by the Ford Focus.

Ford T

The Ford Model T, also known as Tin Lizzie (tin lizard), Flivver (grinder) or simply Ford T

Born in 1908, the Ford T is the grandmother of all cars in the industry. It was the first car to be mass produced on the assembly line. In 1999 it was voted car of the century because it was one of the symbols of Western civilisation.

Obviously this car does not have great performance, it has only two gears, and even the look is not one of the most exciting. However, it is one of the best-selling cars in history with 15 million units.

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta was officially launched on the market in 1978. It was the vehicle that introduced the American company Ford to the European market, following an almost absolute domination of the American market.

Its compact size and the variety of engines and fittings made the Ford Fiesta a car that was spread across the world.

This car has conquered women, men, young and old alike, selling a total of 15 million units worldwide.

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series is not a utility car, but a great masterpiece of German engineering that has nevertheless won the ranking of one of the best-selling cars in the world. BMW 3 Series is an elegant, spacious and sporty vehicle with great performance.

A chameleon car that has taken on the most varied forms since 1975: family, coupe and cabriolet. From the initial shapes that were decidedly more rigid, it then moved on to more and more refined designs. This BMW model has sold 14.5 million units worldwide.

Volkswagen Polo

The first series of the now historic Wolfsburg car made its debut in Germany in 1975, and although it consisted simply of a different brand version of the Audi 50 (designed by Claus Luthe) presented the previous year, it was immediately successful in terms of sales.

The first series of this car won over the younger generation, attracted by its performance and sporty design. Over the years, Volkswagen Polo has gone through the decades, interpreting its styles very well.

Would you have done the same ranking of cars?