World Car Group Ranking starting the 2017 with Volkswagen huge gap over Toyota Corporation and a fast start for Renault-Nissan, in third, and for Suzuki, in tenth place. However, the most remarkable start was reported for Geely.
in 2016 crowns the Volkswagen Group as the global leader, improving sales at their new all time record despite pessimistic forecast at the start of the year.
In January 2017, the day after the historical surpass operated by Volkswagen over Toyota Group as first light vehicles producer in the World, as we have reported as first on January 6th release started with Volkswagen Group still on top of the list, with a deeper gap over Toyota, with over 100.000 units gained in only a month, respectively with 875.000 sales versus the 761.000 of Toyota Corporation.
However, we see as the most relevant fact of the month the Renault-Nissan sales boom, up 7.8% to consolidate the third place with 636.000, excavating a deep gap over the former competitors for this place and start reducing the gap over Toyota.
In fourth place, General Motors Corporation (sales do not include the SAIC-Wuling-GM joint venture, reported separately) sold 589.000 (-1.5%) overtaking the Hyundai Group, fifth with 582.000 vehicles (+1.5%).
Stable in sixth place Ford Motor Company sold 449.000 units, losing 4.1%.
Honda Motor Group was 7th with 381.000 sales (+1.5%) ahead of FCA with 351.000 (+1.9%), P.S.A. with 277.000 sales (+1.6%) and in 10th place Suzuki with 260.000 units, with th best increase among the top 10 brands at +15%.
Thanks to the outstanding sales month in the domestic market, the Chinese Geely boomed 41% at 142.000 sales ranking 14th.
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|Rank Jan||Rank 2016||Group||Sales January||Variation January||Share January|
|18||18||Great Wall Motors||99.458||-2,1%||1,4%|
|20||21||Fuji Heavy Industries||77.930||7,6%||1,1%|