First on this list, is the best-selling truck of all time, the Ford F-Series. In the United States, the F-Series accounts for over 50% of the truck market. Outside of the US, the Ranger makes up a large part of the truck market.
When introduced in 1948 the F-Series was only available in one size up until 1961. In fact, there was only one generation of this truck produced between 1948 and 1961. In 1961, Ford introduced the F-Series in several different size options.
Since then, Ford’s truck has sold in the millions in the US. Ford has sold over 100 million F-Series trucks globally; and over 15 million F-Series trucks in North America alone!
As we move down the list, we find the best-selling car to come out of Europe; the Volkswagen Golf. Volkswagen added the hatchback body style in the ’70s to distance itself from its rival, the Golf-chasing Rabbit. Today, only the Golf’s name and body style are shared with the Rabbit.
Golf has been Volkswagen’s go-to family electric vehicle, and this vehicle has helped the company keep sales up, despite the dip in sales as a result of the Dieselgate Crisis. In 1997, the Golf became Volkswagen’s best-selling model, and today it is also one of the most popular vehicles in Europe.
The next best-selling car in the world is the world’s best-selling passenger car; the Honda Civic! In the United States, the Civic has sold over 28 million cars since its introduction. The Civic has been a US favorite since its introduction in 1973. It’s one of the best compacts on the market and will continue to do so.
Like the Corolla, the Civic does not do anything extraordinarily well, but it does everything well. For anyone looking for a small, reliable, fuel-efficient, comfortable ride, the Civic may be the perfect car for you.
The Lada Riva is one of Russia’s most successful automobiles, but unfortunately, it is known for all the wrong reasons. The Riva was introduced in 1970, and it was made by VAZ – a Soviet car company that was state-owned.
The Riva was meant to be the “largest car in its class worldwide”. It had an air-cooled V4 engine, and it weighed under 2,000 pounds. It was intended to be a luxury vehicle, but the quality was dismal. The Riva was plagued with reliability issues, while the suspension was said to be “disappointing”.