World Car Group Ranking. The top 25 in the 2017

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World Car Group Ranking updated at May confirm that Renault-Nissan is reducing the gap from the two leaders (Toyota and Volkswagen) also thanks to the Mitsubishi acquisition. Geely Group is the fastest growing globally.

As we have announced, first in the World on January 6th, during the 2016 the Volkswagen Group has taken the leadership of the automotive global market, selling more light vehicles than Toyota Motor Company.

The battle for leadership between the two giants is in place since 5 years. In this period, for three times Toyota was leading and in two case the best was Volkswagen, always with a narrow gap among them.

2017 data, updated at May, confirm the alignment between the contenders, with Toyota number one with 4.28 million vehicles sold (+3.4%) and Volkswagen back in second with 4.27 million, with the German Group ahead in the single month of May with a gap of 20.000 units.

However, this year a new subject is raising, as a third player is growing fast, faster than the two leaders, and must be considered. In fact, following years of fast grow, the Renault-Nissan Alliance benefit now from the acquisition of Mitsubishi consolidating the third place, not far from Volkswagen, having sold so far 4.19 million vehicles (+8.0%).

In October 2016 Nissan Motor Co. completed its acquisition of a $2.3 billion stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corp., clearing the way for Carlos Ghosn to take over as chairman of a scandal-plagued partner and embark on his bid to turn around. Nissan is actually the major shareholder in Mitsubishi, but former owners (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corp., and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) still control the 66% of shares.

In fourth place, General Motors Corporation (sales do not include the SAIC-Wuling-GM joint venture, reported separately) 3.141 million sales (+0.4%) after having overtaken the Hyundai Group, fifth with 2.89 million and losing heavy for the first time in the last decade (-12.0%)

Stable in sixth place Ford Motor Company with 2.60 million sales (-1.5%) ahead of Honda Motor Group with 2.15 million sales (+9.2%), FCA with 2.07 million (+1.3%), Suzuki with 1.30 million (+10.0%) and a struggling P.S.A. 10th with 1.29 million sales (-8.0%).

Thanks to the outstanding sales month in the domestic market, the Chinese Geely boomed 46% ranking 15th with 678.000 sales. In Addition, Geely has announced to have agreed the acquisition of control (49%) of Malaysian unprofitable Proton and UK luxury brand Lotus.

Please remember that data in the report do not include HCV and Bus sales but only cars and LCVs.

Wishing to see the full year 2016 ranking, see here

Data Source

This report is done utilizing data extracted from our GAD (Global Auto Database) the wider Auto Sales Database actually existing in the World, with sales data by region/area/country broken down by type/size/body-style/brand/model from January 2010 to lats month. Data are collected by over 300 sources, including all the official providers (local Minister of Transportations or Associations of car Manufacturers).

Rank May Rank 2017 Brand Sales May Sales 2017 Var May Var 2017 Share May Share 2017
2 1 Toyota 847.818 4.224.435 23,1% 3,3% 11,1% 10,9%
1 2 Volkswagen 865.284 4.208.678 14,9% -0,1% 11,3% 11,3%
3 3 Renault-Nissan 841.142 4.176.001 38,6% 8,2% 11,0% 10,3%
4 4 General Motors 643.672 3.142.922 11,4% 0,4% 8,4% 8,4%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 605.170 2.873.012 -11,7% -12,2% 7,9% 8,8%
6 6 Ford 554.602 2.605.753 24,8% -1,5% 7,2% 7,1%
8 7 Honda 428.506 2.110.051 24,5% 8,7% 5,6% 5,2%
7 8 FCA 462.121 2.075.462 9,0% 1,3% 6,0% 5,5%
10 9 Suzuki 249.029 1.299.996 32,7% 10,0% 3,2% 3,2%
9 10 PSA 270.597 1.293.447 12,3% -8,0% 3,5% 3,8%
11 11 Mercedes D. 228.689 1.103.227 31,0% 10,9% 3,0% 2,7%
12 12 BMW 207.968 1.003.598 27,8% 5,1% 2,7% 2,6%
13 13 SAIC 142.008 788.010 48,6% 15,1% 1,9% 1,8%
15 14 Geely Group 126.573 678.870 55,2% 46,2% 1,7% 1,2%
14 15 Mazda 127.333 656.654 34,9% 3,9% 1,7% 1,7%
17 16 ChangAn 83.946 623.968 60,5% -1,5% 1,1% 1,7%
20 17 Dongfeng Motor 70.762 437.404 38,1% 1,5% 0,9% 1,2%
18 18 BAIC 77.979 432.948 25,0% -13,5% 1,0% 1,3%
16 19 Fuji Heavy Industries 90.997 432.885 24,6% 8,4% 1,2% 1,1%
19 20 Tata 77.492 420.530 65,0% 12,7% 1,0% 1,0%
21 21 Great Wall Motors 69.030 405.476 19,9% 3,8% 0,9% 1,0%
22 22 GM-SAIC-Wuling 59.324 343.549 101,9% 17,1% 0,8% 0,8%
23 23 Chery Automobile 50.689 243.914 -9,0% 3,5% 0,7% 0,6%
24 24 Mahindra Group 48.432 242.130 18,9% -2,2% 0,6% 0,7%
27 25 JAC 33.110 208.799 29,3% -21,2% 0,4% 0,7%

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