Renault-Nissan overtakes GM as third global automotive group.

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overtakes GM as third global automotive group, behind of Volkswagen & Toyota. In February 2015 General motors has lost the third place in global car sales while Volkswagen consolidated the leadership.

Battle for the leadership

As reported by focus2move in early January this year, during the 2014 Volkswagen Group has taken the leadership as Light Vehicles sales world-wide, having registered almost 100.000 units more than the Japanese rival Toyota. The 2014 ranking is not changed now that our mobility database has been updated with final data for all the largest 100 markets.

In 2014, Volkswagen sales had been 9.951.053 while Toyota’s 9.843.998. Our friends in Toyota were not happy for this and have released data including heavy vehicles (trucks above 2.5 tons and busses) and the global media have reported their release rather than looking inside numbers and report a correct information to readers.

Now we report on the first two months of 2015 race. In January Volkswagen boomed sales and the single brand Volkswagen was leader in the Top Brands ranking. At group level, Volkswagen sold 888.000 vehicles, over 150.000 more than the rival. In February Toyota was stable, selling 747.000 units while Volkswagen dropped back at 738.503.

However, in the cumulative figures, Volkswagen stands ahead with 1.627.114 sales and 12.0% of market share, up 0.6 points of share from full year 2014, consolidating the leadership.

Toyota is second with 1.479.400 sales and 11.3% of market share, up 0.3 points from full year 2014. So both the pretenders are gaining share on global market!.

Battle for podium

The fact to evidence is the surpass of Renault-Nissan group to General Motors. Th French-Japanese alliance sold cumulative 1.185.014 vehicles in February, just 3.000 more than G.M. with both the groups losing volume and share from last year. However, while Renault at 8.8% of share has lost 0.4 points of share, GM has lost half a point.

The battle for the third place is not just between them, considering the Hyundai Group strong start of the year with 1.147.455 sales, up 0.3 points of share at 8.7%.

Double-digit growth were reported for BMW and Mercedes Group as for several Chinese brands now growing both in their domestic market and overseas.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Groups. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Feb Rank Jan Group Sales Feb Sales Jan Ytd Feb Y.o.Y Feb ’15 Share Feb Share Ytd Share 2014
1 2 Toyota 747.693 731.707 1.479.400 -2,5% 11,7% 11,0% 11,3%
2 1 Volkswagen 738.503 888.611 1.627.114 -4,1% 11,6% 12,0% 11,4%
3 4 Renault-Nissan 581.625 603.388 1.185.014 -6,7% 9,1% 8,8% 9,2%
4 3 GM 568.364 614.509 1.182.873 -4,5% 8,9% 8,8% 9,3%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 552.867 594.588 1.147.455 0,5% 8,7% 8,5% 8,8%
6 6 Ford 411.683 453.016 864.699 1,2% 6,5% 6,4% 6,8%
7 7 FCA 341.511 337.836 679.347 -0,7% 5,4% 5,0% 5,3%
8 8 Honda 309.640 324.730 634.370 -1,7% 4,9% 4,7% 5,1%
9 10 Suzuki 251.543 237.961 489.504 1,8% 3,9% 3,6% 3,4%
10 9 PSA 226.538 256.955 483.493 -0,4% 3,6% 3,6% 3,6%
11 12 BMW 155.632 167.235 322.868 11,8% 2,4% 2,4% 2,4%
12 13 Mercedes Daimler 154.646 153.367 308.013 10,4% 2,4% 2,3% 2,2%
13 14 SAIC 149.755 133.877 283.631 2,0% 2,3% 2,1% 2,4%
14 11 ChangAn 127.465 171.717 299.182 1,1% 2,0% 2,2% 1,5%
15 15 Mazda 116.812 113.823 230.635 5,4% 1,8% 1,7% 1,6%
16 16 Mitsubishi 89.106 105.496 194.603 -3,3% 1,4% 1,4% 1,3%
17 24 Fuji Heavy Industries 70.539 67.105 137.644 10,2% 1,1% 1,0% 1,0%
18 19 Geely Group 67.418 96.741 164.159 10,5% 1,1% 1,2% 1,1%
19 22 No Group 65.666 70.644 136.310 5,4% 1,0% 1,0% 0,9%
20 18 BAIC 64.661 100.839 165.500 63,4% 1,0% 1,2% 1,1%
21 20 Great Wall Motors 61.315 94.928 156.243 -8,1% 1,0% 1,2% 0,9%
22 23 Tata 57.456 68.190 125.646 4,1% 0,9% 0,9% 1,0%
23 17 Dongfeng Motor 56.325 104.335 160.661 29,1% 0,9% 1,2% 1,0%
24 21 Chery Automobile 42.081 80.279 122.360 -11,3% 0,7% 0,9% 1,0%
25 26 Brilliance 40.725 47.618 88.343 53,2% 0,6% 0,7% 0,6%
26 28 Mahindra Group 40.385 42.744 83.129 -5,6% 0,6% 0,6% 0,6%
27 29 BYD 37.470 42.656 80.126 29,4% 0,6% 0,6% 0,5%
28 31 Isuzu Motors 33.354 31.187 64.541 15,7% 0,5% 0,5% 0,5%
29 30 GM-SAIC-Wuling 27.842 33.666 61.508 397,0% 0,4% 0,5% 0,1%
30 33 Saipa 25.793 24.025 49.818 0,0% 0,4% 0,4% 0,3%

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