World Car Market: Top 50 Light Vehicle Brands ranking. Opel, Byd, Volvo and Land Rover shine.

Light Vehicle global market approached the last part of 2013 with a robust increase achieved thanks to the favorable year on year comparison for China and light recovery in European zone. Monthly sales were 7.1 million, with a 7.2% increase from last year, when dispute over Pacific island between Japan and China had reduced Chinese sales.

September had broken the series of 27 consecutive growths for the U.S. market but strong performance posted by Japanese market had balanced US shortage. Year to date September sales were 61.6 million, up 3.9 from last year.

Looking at the Top Brand performance:

Toyota sold 615.043 vehicles with a share of 9.0%, the worst in third quarter and 1.1 points down from August. However, first nine month sales were 6.011.320 over 1.2 m. more than Volkswagen with a share of 9.8%, down 0.2 points from FY 2012.

Volkswagen sold 552.239 vehicles with a share of 8.1%, a little better than the rest of this year. Cumulated sales were 4.767.403 with a share of 7.7%, flat from last year.

Ford sold 489.338 units with a share of 7.2%, up 0.2 points from the previous month. Year to date sales were 4.264.452 with a share of 6.9%, up 0.4 points from last year.

Chevrolet sold 360.864 units posting a weak performance following the outstanding August. Market share fell at 5.3%, down 1.5 points from August and 0.6 points from first half. Year to date sales were 3.660.950 with a share of 5.9%, down 0.2 points from last year.

Hyundai sold 360.782 units, just few below Chevrolet (September data are not yet final for all countries). However, market share was stable at 5.3%. Year to date sales were 3.3 million with share at 5.4%, up 0.1 points from last year.

Opel in 18th jumped 8 positions and was the Winner of the Month, pushed up by United Kingdom performance (under the Vauxhall brand). September sales were 106.351, with a share of 1.6%, up 0.7 points from August and 0.3 from first half.

BYD in 29th was up 8 spots from August and 5 from YTD selling 47.351 vehicles with a share of 0.7%. The Chinese brand is selling over 95% in China exporting few units, mainly in South America.

Volvo in 34th posted a great performance, growing 8 spots from August and 6 from YTD. Sales were 39.073, one of the best ever month for the Swedish brand. September was the record month in China.

Land Rover surged in 37th place, up 8 spots from August and 7 from YTD. Sales were 35.294 with a share of 0.5%, up 0.1 from the previous month.

In the table below, the World’s Top 50 Brands ranking:

Rank Sep

Rank Aug

Rank 2013

Brand

Sep

YTD Sep

FY 2012

I Half

Aug 2013

Sep 2013

YTD 2013

Q3 2013

1

1

1

Toyota

615.043

6.011.320

10,0%

9,7%

9,5%

8,1%

9,5%

9,2%

2

2

2

Volkswagen

552.239

4.767.403

7,7%

7,7%

7,3%

7,3%

7,5%

7,3%

3

3

3

Ford

489.338

4.264.452

6,5%

6,9%

6,7%

6,5%

6,8%

6,6%

4

7

6

Nissan

374.842

3.256.483

5,3%

5,2%

5,0%

5,0%

5,2%

5,1%

5

4

4

Chevrolet

360.864

3.660.950

6,1%

5,9%

6,4%

4,8%

5,8%

5,6%

6

5

5

Hyundai

360.782

3.328.048

5,3%

5,4%

5,2%

4,8%

5,3%

5,0%

7

6

7

Honda

324.476

2.958.380

4,5%

4,7%

5,1%

4,3%

4,7%

4,7%

8

8

8

Kia

200.346

1.951.544

3,2%

3,1%

3,1%

2,7%

3,1%

3,0%

9

9

9

Renault

167.587

1.445.255

2,4%

2,4%

1,9%

2,2%

2,3%

2,2%

10

10

10

Fiat

154.846

1.364.067

2,3%

2,2%

1,9%

2,1%

2,2%

2,0%

11

12

11

BMW

153.303

1.213.701

1,9%

1,9%

1,7%

2,0%

1,9%

1,9%

12

13

16

Mercedes

145.026

1.127.149

1,8%

1,8%

1,7%

1,9%

1,8%

1,8%

13

11

12

Audi

143.606

1.184.554

1,8%

1,9%

1,8%

1,9%

1,9%

1,9%

14

14

14

Wuling

131.001

1.131.701

1,7%

1,9%

1,7%

1,7%

1,8%

1,6%

15

17

15

Peugeot

130.286

1.130.946

1,9%

1,9%

1,4%

1,7%

1,8%

1,6%

16

15

13

Suzuki

125.878

1.144.836

1,9%

1,9%

1,6%

1,7%

1,8%

1,7%

17

16

17

Mazda

109.158

954.153

1,5%

1,5%

1,5%

1,4%

1,5%

1,5%

18

26

21

Opel

106.351

780.743

1,3%

1,3%

0,9%

1,4%

1,2%

1,1%

19

21

18

Citroen

102.728

907.239

1,5%

1,5%

1,1%

1,4%

1,4%

1,3%

20

20

19

Maruti

90.399

795.959

1,3%

1,3%

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

1,1%

21

18

23

Buick

87.824

725.795

1,1%

1,2%

1,4%

1,2%

1,1%

1,1%

22

25

24

Skoda

84.753

674.937

1,2%

1,1%

0,9%

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

23

22

22

ChangAn

84.654

735.515

1,1%

1,3%

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

0,9%

24

19

20

Mitsubishi

79.793

781.595

1,3%

1,3%

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

25

28

25

Daihatsu

78.626

633.424

1,1%

1,0%

0,8%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

26

23

27

Subaru

63.550

571.957

0,8%

0,9%

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

27

30

26

DongFeng

60.851

574.475

0,9%

1,0%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

28

24

28

Dodge

59.111

563.764

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

29

27

29

Jeep

48.362

455.445

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

30

37

34

BYD

47.351

376.781

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

31

31

32

Lada

45.156

393.195

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

32

34

31

Great Wall

43.582

397.748

0,8%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

33

36

33

Foton

42.858

391.699

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

34

42

40

Volvo

39.073

309.477

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

35

29

30

GMC

38.119

413.617

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

36

38

35

Chery

35.817

342.881

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

37

45

44

Land Rover

35.294

256.580

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

38

33

37

Ram

35.140

333.862

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

39

32

38

Lexus

34.822

315.564

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

40

35

36

Chrysler

34.298

338.520

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

41

48

46

Mini

32.900

223.229

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

42

41

45

Jinbei

31.615

234.407

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

43

46

43

Seat

29.379

268.372

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

44

39

41

Dacia

28.751

292.138

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

45

44

48

Haval

25.828

198.396

0,0%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

46

47

39

JAC

23.364

309.659

0,5%

0,6%

0,3%

0,3%

0,5%

0,3%

47

43

50

Cadillac

19.748

171.014

0,2%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

48

53

49

Mahindra

19.502

196.162

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,2%

49

40

42

Isuzu

18.584

285.117

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,2%

0,5%

0,4%

50

56

56

Lifan

17.142

127.291

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

Data are updated on daily basis. The report provides data updated at the day of publishing.

This report was provided aggregating official registrations data from these countries: USA, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, All European Community and Efta (30 countries), Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Yemen, Saudi Arab, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, India, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. These countries represent 98% of global car sales.

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