IRVINE, California — Kbb published the list of most popular cars in 2011, as well as the five brands that achieved the greatest interest from consumers.
This is the list with the most searched cars:
1.- Honda Civic
2.- Honda Accord
3.- Toyota Camry
4.- Honda CR-V
5.- Ford F-150
6.- Hyundai Sonata
7.- Hyundai Elantra
8.- Chevrolet Equinox
9.- Toyota Prius
10.- Volkswagen Jetta
11.- Nissan Altima
12.- Toyota Highlander
13.- Honda Odyssey
14.- Toyota Corolla
15.- Ford Fusion
16.- Ford Focus
17.- Ford Explorer
18.- Toyota RAV4
19.- Chevrolet Silverado 1500
20.- Ford Escape
The Honda Civic is the most popular and most searched car in 2011
This year, the success was undoubtedly for the Hyundai Elantra which jumped 29 positions compared to last year, going to number seven in 2011. These results are because the car has achieved good reputation in terms of efficiency, economy, redesign and the popularity of Hyundai.
The truth is that this South Korean brand has worked well in the redesign of their vehicles. Two years ago achieved much success with the Sonata and it seems Hyundai applied the same formula with the Elantra, which has increased the brand loyalty and has changed the public perception.
In terms of brands, the five that succeeded in attracting more market were:
Lugar | Marca | Posesión de mercado
1. Toyota 14.2%
2. Ford 13.5%
3. Honda 12.8%
4. Chevrolet 11.5%
5. Hyundai 7.5%
The Hyundai Elantra was the most successful car of 2011 scaling 29 positions in the ranking.
These brands stayed with the greatest amount of market and again that Hyundai was the fastest growing, finishing in fifth place, replacing Nissan.
However, part of this growth is due to delays in the production and delivery of Japanese brands by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island earlier this year.
Still, Toyota retained the top spot and grew 1%, while Ford moved into second place, Honda dropped and Chevrolet remained in the fourth step.
Something remarkable was the absence of luxury brands. In 2010 the BMW 3 reached the number 18, but due to rising fuel prices, many luxury car buyers had to move to cheaper brands and was also the gas prices which increased the search for hybrid models as the Prius, which moved up eight spots to reach position number 9.
Meanwhile, the top three remain intact since 2004, while increased their presence redesigned models like the Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and the Ford Explorer. On the contrary, strong candidates to keep their presence, fell sharply as the Nissan Altima, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Highlander and Honda Odyssey and cars that completely disappeared in one year were the Honda Pilot, Ford Mustang, Toyota Sienna, BMW 3 Series and the Chevrolet Camaro.
In conclusion, the 2011 was a successful year for the Hyundai Elantra, which remained in place seven of the most popular cars according to KBB, advancing 29 positions compared to last year.