World Light Vehicles in July declined by 2.3% with 6.740.259 units sold. Despite losing 1.4% Volkswagen Group held 12.1% of market share, while Toyota Group gained 2.1%. General Motors and P.S.A. both scored again negative performances.
World Light Vehicles sales in 2018 have lost 0.7% from the previous year due to the introduction of WLTP rules in Europe and Chinese market Q4 deep fall. For the fourth year in a row, Volkswagen Group is the market leader, while Toyota maintained the second place. Ford Group fell down 8.9%!
World Car Group Ranking at the end of 2017 led by Volkswagen with 10.6 million units ahead of Toyota and Renault-Nissan. American brands are the losers, while Japanese are winners. The best performance, however, was the Chinese Geely, up 35% and the worst is Hyundai.
World Car Group Ranking in 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.
2014 Global Car Sales were not led by Toyota, being outpaced by Volkswagen. While the global leader as “vehicles” sales remains Honda (including trucks and motorbikes) in the “cars” sector leader was Volkswagen.
Volkswagen Group beats Toyota and takes the global automotive leadership in 2014, selling 9.9 million light passengers vehicles. It is the first time ever that a European Group is Global leader in the sector. See here Top 40 Car Groups Ranking.