World Car Group Ranking 2015. Toyota was back leader, for the 8th time in the history.

World Car Group Ranking Toyota-S-FR_Concept_2015

World Car Group Ranking 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.

Battle for the leadership

Considering only the light vehicles segments (cars plus light commercials, excluding trucks and bus), the Volkswagen had been able to take the leadership, first time ever, during the second part of the 2014 with a really little gap over Toyota, leader since the 2008. The start of the 2015 was really positive for the German group that was top of the list in five months out of the first sixth.

Therefore, during the second half Toyota was back, mainly due to a sudden decline of y.o.y. sales scored by VW, driven down by difficulties on taking the pace in China. In the second half, Toyota led 5 months out of 6, losing only in September and ending with a wide gap gained in December selling 916.236 units versus the only 826.137 posted by the rival.

Consequently, at the end of the year, Toyota was back leader, for the 8th time in the history, just confirming the 10 million light vehicles sales (+1.2%) while Volkswagen was second with 9.93 million (-0.7%).

Battle for the podium

Giving up in selling Chevrolet in Europe costed to General Motor the third global place slipping in fifth while Renault-Nissan Alliance gained one spot advancing in the third step of the global podium with full year 8.05 million sales, flat from the previous year.

Hyundai Group was 4th with 7.99 million sales (+1.5%) ahead of GM (sales do not include the SAIC-Wuling-GM joint venture, reported separately) that has sold 7.92 million (-1.7%), Ford with 6.2 million (+4.4%), FCA with 4.77 million (+0.8%), Honda with 4.67 (+4.6% and the best increase out of the top ten groups), P.S.A. with 3.26 (+2.5%) and, in 10th place, Suzuki with 2.79 million (-1.8%).

in 11th place, BMW confirmed the leadership among the premium groups with 2.28 million sales (+7.5%) ahead of Mercedes with 2.26 million (+17.1%).

In the Top 50 Groups ranking reported in out table, the fastest growing brand was Chinese, the Beijing Automotive growing 72.% from the 2014.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Groups. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank DecRank 2015GroupDec2015Var2015 VarDec %2015 %
11Toyota916.23610.073.3132,5%1,2%10,9%11,4%
22Volkswagen826.1379.937.4761,1%-0,7%9,8%11,3%
33Renault-Nissan813.1418.059.87810,0%0,1%9,6%9,1%
54Hyundai-Kia765.5267.992.8986,8%1,5%9,1%9,1%
45General Motors790.2957.923.9583,1%-1,7%9,4%9,0%
66Ford573.6406.217.1558,8%4,4%6,8%7,1%
87FCA444.9464.770.6744,1%0,8%5,3%5,4%
78Honda484.6874.673.0656,2%4,6%5,7%5,3%
99PSA286.6583.265.2487,8%2,5%3,4%3,7%
1010Suzuki238.7982.794.593-8,0%-1,8%2,8%3,2%
1111BMW216.0412.284.1763,9%7,5%2,6%2,6%
1212Mercedes Daimler211.3772.266.30716,8%17,1%2,5%2,6%
1313SAIC172.7661.710.35613,4%-5,9%2,0%1,9%
1514Mazda119.4131.509.5280,4%9,7%1,4%1,7%
1915ChangAn98.6961.317.44927,0%14,6%1,2%1,5%
1716Mitsubishi103.6011.122.526-3,4%-3,9%1,2%1,3%
1417Geely Group141.7671.106.67027,5%13,2%1,7%1,3%
2018Fuji Heavy Industries87.791974.7594,4%6,5%1,0%1,1%
1819Great Wall Motors101.726971.9095,9%6,5%1,2%1,1%
1620Dongfeng Motor118.369920.47721,1%2,6%1,4%1,0%
2821Tata52.934640.1062,1%6,9%0,6%0,7%
2522Brilliance67.333610.332-9,0%16,8%0,8%0,7%
2423Chery Automobile68.745569.418-11,6%2,0%0,8%0,6%
2324JAC71.957553.0513,4%26,9%0,9%0,6%
2225Beijing82.969508.705128,6%72,5%1,0%0,6%
2126GM-SAIC-Wuling83.958502.872-41,2%-48,8%1,0%0,6%
2927Isuzu Motors46.679488.229-3,1%-0,4%0,6%0,6%
2728FAW60.185463.6513,7%-12,6%0,7%0,5%
2629BYD60.410459.51313,1%3,0%0,7%0,5%
3030BAIC33.569418.827-58,1%-56,1%0,4%0,5%
3231Mahindra Group33.400363.882-0,4%2,5%0,4%0,4%
3132GAC Group33.488341.470-34,1%-3,7%0,4%0,4%
5033Changhe4.875222.928-87,4%-21,6%0,1%0,3%
3534Jiangling Motors Corporation23.059219.769-9,8%-2,9%0,3%0,2%
3435Zotye Auto32.671214.34451,2%41,6%0,4%0,2%
3636Perodua17.371214.022-8,9%9,3%0,2%0,2%
3337Chongqing Lifan32.698212.330-9,4%-39,2%0,4%0,2%
3938Iran Khodro9.342155.956-50,0%-24,7%0,1%0,2%
4039Ashok Leyland7.899112.9840,0%40,5%0,1%0,1%
4440Proton6.842106.738-25,5%-12,1%0,1%0,1%
4941Saipa4.91487.553-49,9%-2,6%0,1%0,1%
4342Yulon Motor6.92276.11610,6%9,2%0,1%0,1%
4143Hawtai7.87871.253-19,3%34,2%0,1%0,1%
3744CMC-Fujian-Mitsubishi12.26368.56577,6%24,3%0,1%0,1%
4745GAZ Group5.71658.488-35,7%-25,7%0,1%0,1%
4546UAZ6.74653.619-16,6%-3,6%0,1%0,1%
4247Tesla7.12746.374137,7%56,9%0,1%0,1%
4848Yema Auto5.49540.783105,4%26,2%0,1%0,0%
5149ZX Auto3.00236.1382,3%2,2%0,0%0,0%
6350JIANGHUAI61329.817-50,0%155,1%0,0%0,0%

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