Top 10 History’s Best-Selling Cars Of All Time

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History's best-selling cars might not set your heart racing with adrenaline. These cars are like coffee shops, there is always one in every corner.

They might not be the best-looking cars; however, they come with a trusted brand which caters to customers needs. A lot of them have lasted for decades and continues to sell with no sign of slowing down.

Here are the 10 best-selling cars of all time.

10. Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet has sold 14 million units of the Impala since its debut back in 1958. The Impala has struggled to maintain its lead in the recent past. Makers of the Impala have brought the new generation in 2014 and the design looks promising.

The full size 2015 sedan is powered by the choice of three engines. The 2.5-litre Ecotec engine punches 195bhp, a 3.6-litre V6 with direct injection and pushes out 304bhp. Also, is the new bio-fuel 3.6-litre V6 and produces 260bhp of power.

9. Volkswagen Passat

The VW Passat debuted back in 1973 and went to experience eight generations. Volkswagen has sold 15.5 million of units of the Passat. The sedan is a solid family car with a touch of luxury at a decent price.

The facelifted Volkswagen Passat offers the choice of three engines, a 1.8-litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder, the 3.6-litre V6, and the 2.0-litre TDI diesel four-cylinder.

8. Ford Model T

A car that needs no introduction; however, to give it the honor, the Ford Model was the first mass produced a car for an average buyer. The Model T was built back in 1908 by Henry Ford.

Ford Model T is not in production for the last 86 years; however, it has managed to hold on to the eighth position. Ford has sold 16.5 million units of the Model T when it was being produced.

7. Honda Accord

Honda brought the Accord to the world in 1976 and since then it has sold more than 17.5 million units since then. The Accord was the first model to be manufactured in the US and went to become the best selling car.

Currently, in its ninth-generation comes as a four-door sedan or a two-door coupe and is powered with the choice of three engines.

A 2.5-litre 16-valve, a four-cylinder engine which produces 183bhp mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or CVT, a 3.5-litre 24-valve V6 engine punching out 277bhp of power, and a hybrid powertrain that integrates the 2.4-litre petrol engine with an electric motor.

6. Honda Civic

Honda sold more than 18.5 million units of the Civic from the time of its launch in 1972. Honda had contemplated in pulling out of manufacturing cars before the Civic was launched; however, by being in the industry they would not have sold 18.5 million units.

The Honda Civic is in its tenth-generation and powering the sedan is a choice of four types of litre engines. A 1.8-litre, 2.4-litre, 1.0-litre and the 1.5-litre engines and all of them are petrol mills.

5. Ford Escort

Ford introduced the Escort in 1981 and went on notch up sales of 18 million worldwide. The American company went to launch six-generations of the Escort and came to a halt in production in 2004.

The Ford Escort had multiple choices of engines ranging from 1.3-litre to 2.0-litre. Currently, there is no production though there is a concept for the new Escort.

4. Volkswagen Beetle

The VW Beetle built back in 1938 to Hitler's specifications, it captured the imagination of the generations of the 1960s. The Beetle is the longest running production car in the world.

Volkswagen has sold more than 23.5 million units of the Beetle globally. In India, the Volkswagen Beetle is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine producing 148bhp of power.

3. Volkswagen Golf

The Golf is the best-selling model for Volkswagen and has sold more than 27.5 million units worldwide. Volkswagen launched the Golf back in 1974.

Produced over seven-generation, the current Volkswagen Golf is powered by 2.0-litre turbocharged, a four-cylinder engine. The VW Golf is available in all the relevant drive systems: the Golf TSI, GTI which is petrol powered; Golf TDI, GTD, is diesel powered.

2. Ford F-Series

Ford first launched the F-150 in 1948 as Ford Bonus-Built. Ford has sold 35 million units of the pickup truck making it the king of pickup trucks.

Currently in its thirteenth-generation, yes, that's right, Ford has been successful in the F-Series. Ford has powered the F-150 with the base 3.5-litre V6, a 2.7-litre EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 along with the 3.5-litre version; the 5.0-litre V8 is available as well.

1. Toyota Corolla

Toyota rolled out the first Corolla back in 1966 and it went on the become the best-selling car in the world by 1974. Toyota sold more than 40 million units of the Corolla.

The eleventh-generation Toyota Corolla was launched in 2012 in Japan and internationally it was launched in 2013 and is the current model available. In India, the Toyota Corolla is available with the 1.8-litre petrol engine and a 1.4-litre diesel engine.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 17:04 [IST]
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