World Car Brands Ranking. Toyota is back in first place after 8 months of 2015.

World Car Brands Ranking BMW-i8_2015

World Car Brands Ranking in the 2015 with Toyota back in first place after eight months due to the low Volkswagen pace with 6 year on year lost in a row. Renault-Nissan is third while BMW is ahead of Mercedes.

Global Market Outlook

Following a long positive period of growth with annual all time record scored since the 2010, the global automotive industry at the end of 2014 started showing signs of weakness. Few relevant markets started reporting heavy lost – Russia and Brazil overall – but the recovery of European countries and stable trends in China and USA had allowed further positive data.

The 2014 ended at all time record of 87 million units, while year on year speed weakened each month. The trend unchanged in the first part of 2015. While Europe has intensified the recovery, Asean Markets and Japan had been negative.

Anyhow the 2015 first half ended with the highest sales level ever, with 44.3 million light vehicles sold, up 1.7% from the correspondent period last year.

Battle for the leadership

Inside the light vehicles segments (cars plus light commercials, excluding trucks) Volkswagen has the market leader since the second half of last year and led the full year 2014 ranking. During the first half 2015 the German Group was on top in five months out of sixth, losing just in June when sales had been 835.800 (-1.5%).

In July Volkswagen has lost the leadership with a sharp -7.4% while Toyota was back on top with 861.000 slaes (+1.1%) reducing the gap from the rival by 118.000 units in just one month.

In August Toyota sold 736.683 vehicles (-4.3%) and Volkswagen 722.656 (-2.3%). This was the 6th losing month in a row for the German brand and cost the year to date leadership, with Toyota now ahead by peanuts.

Battle for the podium

Renault-Nissan ended the first half in third global position, the best ever performance, with 4.05 million sales (-1.0%) thanks to a positive June (+3.0%) taking full benefit from General Motors decision to stop Chevrolet sales in Europe. The position was consolidated in July while it was lost in August, due to the low sales in Europe.

In August General Motors (sales do not include the SAIC-Wuling-GM joint venture, because GM is in minority) was temporary back on the podium with 623.210 sales (-3.2%) followed by Hyundai Group with 592.800 (-1.6%) and Renault-Nissan with 565.893 (+0.1%).

Ford was sixth with 482.0469 (+3.2%) followed by Honda with 386.000 (+1.6%), FCA with 366.710 (-3.5%), Suzuki with 221.548 (+0.8%) and PSA with 194.713 (-2.3%).

BMW and Mercedes kept a double-digit speed as many Chinese groups, with Great Wall as fastest growing (+102.3%).

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 Aug Rank 2015 Group Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var 2015 Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Toyota 736.863 6.572.296 -4,3% 0,0% 11,2% 11,4%
2 2 Volkswagen 722.656 6.569.029 -2,3% -1,6% 11,0% 11,4%
3 4 General Motors 623.210 5.080.335 -3,2% -4,5% 9,5% 8,8%
4 5 Hyundai-Kia 592.800 5.002.889 -1,6% -0,9% 9,0% 8,7%
5 3 Renault-Nissan 565.893 5.256.243 0,1% -0,6% 8,6% 9,1%
6 6 Ford 482.469 4.060.304 3,2% 2,5% 7,3% 7,0%
7 8 Honda 386.031 2.989.629 1,6% 2,3% 5,9% 5,2%
8 7 FCA 366.710 3.128.946 -3,5% -0,2% 5,6% 5,4%
9 10 Suzuki 221.548 1.906.266 0,8% -2,3% 3,4% 3,3%
10 9 PSA 194.713 2.084.452 -2,3% -0,5% 3,0% 3,6%
11 11 BMW 163.372 1.485.280 15,2% 10,9% 2,5% 2,6%
12 12 Mercedes Daimler 158.514 1.412.808 18,1% 14,6% 2,4% 2,4%
13 13 SAIC 124.690 1.115.537 -13,8% -10,1% 1,9% 1,9%
14 15 Mazda 118.874 1.001.468 7,5% 9,8% 1,8% 1,7%
15 16 Great Wall Motors 108.314 943.971 102,3% 90,7% 1,6% 1,6%
16 14 ChangAn 106.085 1.081.963 29,7% 20,0% 1,6% 1,9%
17 19 Fuji Heavy Industries 79.602 629.939 3,4% 8,0% 1,2% 1,1%
18 17 Mitsubishi 78.593 705.284 -4,1% -4,8% 1,2% 1,2%
19 18 Geely Group 70.634 662.488 6,2% 10,4% 1,1% 1,1%
20 20 Tata 67.209 584.583 -2,1% 5,8% 1,0% 1,0%
21 21 BAIC 62.248 582.737 19,2% 9,8% 0,9% 1,0%
22 23 Dongfeng Motor 51.778 521.437 -12,0% -8,1% 0,8% 0,9%
23 22 GM-SAIC-Wuling 42.218 274.401 153,1% 336,6% 0,6% 0,5%
24 30 Chery Automobile 41.596 311.211 -9,8% -1,3% 0,6% 0,5%
25 26 Isuzu Motors 38.444 328.530 0,7% 3,4% 0,6% 0,6%
26 24 Mahindra Group 38.264 327.702 6,5% -0,9% 0,6% 0,6%
27 25 JAC 37.786 309.576 57,2% 49,3% 0,6% 0,5%
28 27 Brilliance 26.047 275.088 -26,5% -7,9% 0,4% 0,5%
29 29 BYD 25.504 280.625 -17,4% 4,8% 0,4% 0,5%
30 28 FAW 24.707 264.381 -26,1% -7,6% 0,4% 0,5%

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