Americans favor light trucks, including crossovers, SUVs, vans and pickups.

In other parts of the world, customers make different choices, largely based on the cost of gas.

In the United States

The top selling vehicles in the United States.

Type Model Vehicles Sold
1. Ford F-Series 834,445
2. Chevrolet Silverado 585,864
3. Ram Pickup 483,520
4. Toyota RAV4 407,594
5. Nissan Rogue 403,465
6. Toyota Camry 387,081
7. Honda CR-V 377,895
8. Honda Civic 377,286
9. Honda Accord 322,655
10. Toyota Corolla 308,695
11. Ford Escape 308,296
12. Chevrolet Equinox 290,458
13. Ford Explorer 271,131
14. Nissan Altima 254,996
15. Jeep Grand Cherokee 240,696

Ward’s Auto – U.S. Light Vehicle Sales, December 2017

In Europe

The top selling vehicles in Europe: hatchbacks and superminis.

Type Model Vehicles Sold
1. Volkswagen Golf 483,105
2. Renault Clio 327,395
3. Volkswagen Polo 272,061
4. Ford Fiesta 254,539
5. Nissan Qashqai 247,939
6. Peugeot 208 244,615
7. Volkswagen Tiguan 234,916
8. Opel/Vauxhall Corsa 232,738
9. Skoda Octavia 230,116
10. Opel/Vauxhall Astra 217,813

Source: Jato Dynamics via Best Selling Cars

In Japan

The top selling vehicles in Japan fall into the ‘K-Car segment’ – vehicles with 3 or 4 cylinder engines.

Type Model Vehicles Sold
1. Honda N-Box 218,478
2. Toyota Prius 160,912
3. Daihatsu Move 141,373
4. Daihatsu Tanto 141,312
5. Nissan Note 138,905
6. Nissan Dayz 137,514
7. Toyota Aqua 131,615
8. Toyota C-HR 117,299
9. Suzuki Wagon R 114,711
10. Suzuki Spacia 104,763

Source: http://blog.consumerguide.com/10-best-selling-cars-japan/