World Car Group Ranking 2015. Toyota was back leader, for the 8th time in the history.

World Car Group Ranking Toyota-S-FR_Concept_2015

World Car Group Ranking 2015. Toyota was back leader, for the 8th time in the history with over 10 million light vehicles sales, followed by Volkswagen. Renault-Nissan advanced in third place.

Battle for the leadership

Considering only the light vehicles segments (cars plus light commercials, excluding trucks and bus), the Volkswagen had been able to take the leadership, first time ever, during the second part of the 2014 with a really little gap over Toyota, leader since the 2008. The start of the 2015 was really positive for the German group that was top of the list in five months out of the first sixth.

Therefore, during the second half Toyota was back, mainly due to a sudden decline of y.o.y. sales scored by VW, driven down by difficulties on taking the pace in China. In the second half, Toyota led 5 months out of 6, losing only in September and ending with a wide gap gained in December selling 916.236 units versus the only 826.137 posted by the rival.

Consequently, at the end of the year, Toyota was back leader, for the 8th time in the history, just confirming the 10 million light vehicles sales (+1.2%) while Volkswagen was second with 9.93 million (-0.7%).

Battle for the podium

Giving up in selling Chevrolet in Europe costed to General Motor the third global place slipping in fifth while Renault-Nissan Alliance gained one spot advancing in the third step of the global podium with full year 8.05 million sales, flat from the previous year.

Hyundai Group was 4th with 7.99 million sales (+1.5%) ahead of GM (sales do not include the SAIC-Wuling-GM joint venture, reported separately) that has sold 7.92 million (-1.7%), Ford with 6.2 million (+4.4%), FCA with 4.77 million (+0.8%), Honda with 4.67 (+4.6% and the best increase out of the top ten groups), P.S.A. with 3.26 (+2.5%) and, in 10th place, Suzuki with 2.79 million (-1.8%).

in 11th place, BMW confirmed the leadership among the premium groups with 2.28 million sales (+7.5%) ahead of Mercedes with 2.26 million (+17.1%).

In the Top 50 Groups ranking reported in out table, the fastest growing brand was Chinese, the Beijing Automotive growing 72.% from the 2014.

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 Dec Rank 2015 Group Dec 2015 Var 2015 Var Dec % 2015 %
1 1 Toyota 916.236 10.073.313 2,5% 1,2% 10,9% 11,4%
2 2 Volkswagen 826.137 9.937.476 1,1% -0,7% 9,8% 11,3%
3 3 Renault-Nissan 813.141 8.059.878 10,0% 0,1% 9,6% 9,1%
5 4 Hyundai-Kia 765.526 7.992.898 6,8% 1,5% 9,1% 9,1%
4 5 General Motors 790.295 7.923.958 3,1% -1,7% 9,4% 9,0%
6 6 Ford 573.640 6.217.155 8,8% 4,4% 6,8% 7,1%
8 7 FCA 444.946 4.770.674 4,1% 0,8% 5,3% 5,4%
7 8 Honda 484.687 4.673.065 6,2% 4,6% 5,7% 5,3%
9 9 PSA 286.658 3.265.248 7,8% 2,5% 3,4% 3,7%
10 10 Suzuki 238.798 2.794.593 -8,0% -1,8% 2,8% 3,2%
11 11 BMW 216.041 2.284.176 3,9% 7,5% 2,6% 2,6%
12 12 Mercedes Daimler 211.377 2.266.307 16,8% 17,1% 2,5% 2,6%
13 13 SAIC 172.766 1.710.356 13,4% -5,9% 2,0% 1,9%
15 14 Mazda 119.413 1.509.528 0,4% 9,7% 1,4% 1,7%
19 15 ChangAn 98.696 1.317.449 27,0% 14,6% 1,2% 1,5%
17 16 Mitsubishi 103.601 1.122.526 -3,4% -3,9% 1,2% 1,3%
14 17 Geely Group 141.767 1.106.670 27,5% 13,2% 1,7% 1,3%
20 18 Fuji Heavy Industries 87.791 974.759 4,4% 6,5% 1,0% 1,1%
18 19 Great Wall Motors 101.726 971.909 5,9% 6,5% 1,2% 1,1%
16 20 Dongfeng Motor 118.369 920.477 21,1% 2,6% 1,4% 1,0%
28 21 Tata 52.934 640.106 2,1% 6,9% 0,6% 0,7%
25 22 Brilliance 67.333 610.332 -9,0% 16,8% 0,8% 0,7%
24 23 Chery Automobile 68.745 569.418 -11,6% 2,0% 0,8% 0,6%
23 24 JAC 71.957 553.051 3,4% 26,9% 0,9% 0,6%
22 25 Beijing 82.969 508.705 128,6% 72,5% 1,0% 0,6%
21 26 GM-SAIC-Wuling 83.958 502.872 -41,2% -48,8% 1,0% 0,6%
29 27 Isuzu Motors 46.679 488.229 -3,1% -0,4% 0,6% 0,6%
27 28 FAW 60.185 463.651 3,7% -12,6% 0,7% 0,5%
26 29 BYD 60.410 459.513 13,1% 3,0% 0,7% 0,5%
30 30 BAIC 33.569 418.827 -58,1% -56,1% 0,4% 0,5%
32 31 Mahindra Group 33.400 363.882 -0,4% 2,5% 0,4% 0,4%
31 32 GAC Group 33.488 341.470 -34,1% -3,7% 0,4% 0,4%
50 33 Changhe 4.875 222.928 -87,4% -21,6% 0,1% 0,3%
35 34 Jiangling Motors Corporation 23.059 219.769 -9,8% -2,9% 0,3% 0,2%
34 35 Zotye Auto 32.671 214.344 51,2% 41,6% 0,4% 0,2%
36 36 Perodua 17.371 214.022 -8,9% 9,3% 0,2% 0,2%
33 37 Chongqing Lifan 32.698 212.330 -9,4% -39,2% 0,4% 0,2%
39 38 Iran Khodro 9.342 155.956 -50,0% -24,7% 0,1% 0,2%
40 39 Ashok Leyland 7.899 112.984 0,0% 40,5% 0,1% 0,1%
44 40 Proton 6.842 106.738 -25,5% -12,1% 0,1% 0,1%
49 41 Saipa 4.914 87.553 -49,9% -2,6% 0,1% 0,1%
43 42 Yulon Motor 6.922 76.116 10,6% 9,2% 0,1% 0,1%
41 43 Hawtai 7.878 71.253 -19,3% 34,2% 0,1% 0,1%
37 44 CMC-Fujian-Mitsubishi 12.263 68.565 77,6% 24,3% 0,1% 0,1%
47 45 GAZ Group 5.716 58.488 -35,7% -25,7% 0,1% 0,1%
45 46 UAZ 6.746 53.619 -16,6% -3,6% 0,1% 0,1%
42 47 Tesla 7.127 46.374 137,7% 56,9% 0,1% 0,1%
48 48 Yema Auto 5.495 40.783 105,4% 26,2% 0,1% 0,0%
51 49 ZX Auto 3.002 36.138 2,3% 2,2% 0,0% 0,0%
63 50 JIANGHUAI 613 29.817 -50,0% 155,1% 0,0% 0,0%

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