World Light Vehicles sales in April declined by 7.2%, with 6.694.638 units sold. Volkswagen Group is confirmed as the market leader, while Toyota holds the second place. BMW signed a remarkable performance (+7%), ranking 12th.
Geely Global Sales Performance in recent years has definitely grown faster than the global industry and in the 2018 was reported up 9.9%, closing with sales at 1.4 million. Indeed, sales have doubled during the 2010-2018 period of time. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 1.8 million by the 2025.
Renault Global performance in recent years has not followed the global industry growth and in the 2018 was reported down 6.6%, after the previous year’s all-time record. Turkey, Iran and India led the year to negative performance, while Brazil soared 28.7%. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 3.3 million by the 2025.
Nissan Global performance in 2018 was negative, reporting a drop by 1.1%, but keeping sales over the 5 million sales’ milestone. The moderate decline was primarily due to negative performances registered in USA, Mexico and UK. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 6.4 million by the 2025.
Volkswagen Global performance in recent years has grown faster than the global industry, while in 2018 was up 1.5% consolidating the second place worldwide, reaching 6.9 million units sold. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 9 million by the 2025.
Ford Global performance was negative in the 2018 signing the last decade’s worst performance, down 10.6% at 5.5 million units sold. While sales are negative in several countries the huge -50.8% lost reported in China is the main fall reason. In the recently published study, focus2move team projects volumes at 10.7 million by the 2025.
Toyota Global performance this year is penalized by the lost reported in two key markets, Japan, the second most relevant with sales down 6.8%, and Indonesia, the fourth market, down 14.3%. USA remains the top market, counting 23.9% of total sales.
World Best Selling MPV ranking in the 2018 was dominated by the Chinese Wuling Hongguang despite losing 10.5%. However, the rest of the podium changed from the previous year thanks to the success of the Honda Odyssey, second, and the Dodge Gran Caravan, third.
Sport Utility Segment grew up 69% in last 5 years and Toyota, Nissan & Honda are the best brands in the segment. However, Nissan-Renault are the best-selling manufacturers. In the 2018, the best-selling model was the Toyota RAV4 for the second year in a row.
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%!