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5 best selling cars of all time

July 16, 2014 08:40 IST


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Success in the automobile industry is defined only by the sales. Every manufacturer has its own successful and bestselling cars which excelled the test of time and has shown exemplary of trust and reliability amongst the consumers.

Several of these best-sellers have lasted for decades with no sign of dropping sales.

Here is a list of six best-selling cars of all time.

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5 best selling cars of all time


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Toyota Corolla

Crossed 11 generations and still the trust is unbroken.

Toyota Corolla has been the best-selling nameplate in the history of Japanese auto arena as well as the automotive world.

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5 best selling cars of all time


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Toyota Corolla

The first Corolla rolled out in the year 1966 and till date, over 40 million units have been sold worldwide, which is a remarkable achievement.

The series underwent several major redesigns. Products from Nissan and Honda are the traditional competitors of Corolla since 60s and 70s.

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5 best selling cars of all time


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Volkswagen Golf

Call it Rabbit, Caribe or Golf, it has been the super hit car form the German manufacturer.

Since its inception in the year 1974, over 29 million people have become the proud owners of this hot hatch.

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5 best selling cars of all time


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Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf is currently in its seventh generation, which entered in 2013. It has donned several avatars including a cabriolet, convertible, hatch or a 5-door estate/wagon.

It is also famous in the rallies and motorsport world. Won the ‘World Car of the year Award 2013’, Volkswagen Golf is still fascinating thousands of car enthusiasts around the globe.

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5 best selling cars of all time


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Volkswagen Beetle

From fleet of a hated dictator (Adolf Hitler) to an icon of 60s free-wheeling, Volkswagen Beetle is the highest selling car in the world with a single design.

Yes, we mean it; the design did not change for over 7 decades.

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5 best selling cars of all time


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Volkswagen Beetle

Isn’t it out of the world? The car was first built in 1938 according to Hitler’s specifications and conquered the hearts in the counter-culture movement of 60s with its funky design and cheap price. More than 23.5 million units of this love-bug were sold off until the legend was phased out in the year 2003.

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5 best selling cars of all time


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Ford Escort

Although the car was introduced in the American market in 1981, but it had been a solid seller in European market since the year 1968.

It was first introduced in the United Kingdom in late 1967 replacing the successful Anglia.

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5 best selling cars of all time


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Ford Escort

'By and large' the car has been proved a successful vehicle for Ford right out of the gate.

The company has sold over 20 million units of this nameplate worldwide until it was phased out in 2002, though recently Ford revived the Escort nameplate in China.

It has also been one of the best-selling cars for over four-decades for the company.

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5 best selling cars of all time


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Honda Civic

Just before the launch of this iconic car, Honda was thinking of getting out of entire manufacturing process.

But the launch of this fabulous sub-compact car had turned the fortunes for the Japanese automaker and kept them afloat the water of crisis.

Launched in 1972, Honda Civic has gone through several designs changes in its nine-generation time span.

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5 best selling cars of all time


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Honda Civic

It currently holds the best-selling title for the company and registered more than 18.5 million units during its 40-years-plus tenure.

Honda also launched a hybrid car on the same platform which has been amongst the best-selling electric hybrid in the world.

Global sales of Hybrid Civic have exceeded over 255,000 units.

These were some of the fantastic cars that rocked the automotive world and entertained the auto enthusiasts across the world. 

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