Have you ever driven one of the world’s best selling cars? May you did without even realising it.
Have a look through this little list and see if you can spot any best seller you once drove…
Ford Model T
Ok, so you need to be pretty old to have driven one of these, I guess. The famous Ford Model T was the first vehicle in history of sell a million. It was also the first to sell 5, 10 and 15 million. It was sold between 1908 and 1927. My favourite statistic here is that by the time the First World War started 90% of all cars on the planet were Fords. 16 and a half million were sold overall. Maybe it is time for a comeback.
This little beauty was the first to sell 20 million units and it was produced from 1938 until 2003.
It was designed to be a cheap and simple vehicle but ending up being immensely iconic and well loved. Interestingly, Henry Ford II called it a “little box”. If we are being completely honest he was right. Over 21,000,000 were sold.
Apparently this is the bestselling car in the history of the world and the universe and everything. It has sold a staggering 40 million plus units to date and keeps on selling.
It is certainly a vehicle I have seen in a few different parts of the world, although I have never owned one and I don’t remember ever even getting into one. I did crash into one, though. Actually, he crashed into me but that’s a story for another day.
Hyundai Elantra (Avante)
To the best of my knowledge I have never even been in one of these either but apparently they are close behind the Corolla in terms of being the biggest selling cars in the history of the universe.
Finally, apparently this is the best ever UK seller, with 5 and a half million. Is that right? I am pretty surprised at this, to be honest.