World’s July. In 2019 Mercedes soars 20.2% while the market lost 2.3%

World Car Group Ranking

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.


Global Market Trend

The Global light vehicles market in 2018 has broken the growth after seven years losing terrain from the previous year with total sales at 93.6 million units, down 0.7%, well below any expectations.

In the 2019 the market followed the previous year’s negative trend. Indeed, in March sales declined deeply,  registering 8.205.427 units (-7.1%). The Q1 figures were 21.009.192, losing 7.4%. In April the market moved down 7.2% with 6.694.638 units sold, and in May declined by 9.5% with 7.044.099 units. In June, the market fell down again 8.2% with 7.202.939 sales, while in July registrations went marginally down (-2.3%) with 6.740.259 units sold, leading year-to-date figures at 48.9 million (-6.4%).

Best Selling Manufacturers

As far as concern the sales aggregated by Manufacturers Group, the year-to-date market podium remains unchanged.

The Volkswagen Group, indeed, is on top, as the previous two years (Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche and Bugatti) with 5.9 million sales (-5.5%), with 12.1% of market share.

The group has been pushed down by China, Spain and the UK while signing positive performances in Brazil and Russia.

In second place the Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota, Daihatsu, Lexus, Scion) with 5.6 million sales (+2%).

The brand is fast-moving in China, Thailand (+17.3%) while falling 8.6% in Indonesia.

In third place Renault-Nissan Alliance (Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi, Dacia, Lada, Infiniti, Datsun, Renault Samsung, CMC, ZNA) with 5.3 million sales (-6.9%).

The Group was dragged down by the USA, this month scoring a drop by 9.5%, and by France. as well as in Japan. On the other hand, it was pulled by Brazil.

In fourth place the General Motors Corporation (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Ravon, Wuling, Baojun) with 4.4 million sales (-11.5%) losing in double-digit. The Group is difficult in China, Canada and Argentina (-56%). On the brighter side, we find Brazil and Uzbekistan.

In fifth place the Korean Hyundai Group (Hyundai, Kia, Genesis) in recovery after the awful 2017, with 4.1 million sales (-3.7%). The German market is growing fast, while the Chinese market is crumbling at 21.2%.

In sixth place the Ford Motor Company ( Ford, Lincoln) involved in sharp times with 2.9 million sales, down 9.9%. China and UK and Italy are pulling the group down.

In seventh place Honda Motor Group (Honda, Acura) with 2.8 million (+1.5%). Great performances registered in China, while in Indonesia the group declined in double-digits.

In eight place  F.C.A. (Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Maserati, Ferrari, Abarth, Iveco) with 2.6 million sales (-5.6%). The growing markets are represented by Brazil and Germany, while in Canada, China and Italy the group was hit by large sales’ drops.

In ninth the French P.S.A. (Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Vauxhall, DS) with 2 million sales (-10.8%), driven up by Spain and Italy. On the other side, it is declining in Iran and China.

In 10th place Mercedes Daimler  with 1.5 million sales (-0.1%). The group is pulled up by Germany and China while losing terrain in USA and Italy.

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

Rank 2019Rank 2018GroupSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
11Volkswagen Group5.935.736866.711-5,5%-1,4%12,1%12,9%
22Toyota Group5.633.174841.6152,0%2,1%11,5%12,5%
33Renault Nissan Alliance5.291.911705.573-6,9%-5,1%10,8%10,5%
44General Motors4.381.308597.450-11,5%-4,5%9,0%8,9%
66Ford Group2.910.318403.438-9,9%-3,2%6,0%6,0%
77Honda Motor2.805.918400.3931,5%0,8%5,7%5,9%
1011Mercedes Daimler1.505.729215.661-0,1%20,2%3,1%3,2%
1313Geely Group1.219.385160.488-7,0%-10,0%2,5%2,4%
1720SAIC Motor502.61872.501-1,3%12,9%1,0%1,1%
1819Great Wall490.08354.7088,8%22,0%1,0%0,8%
1917Dongfeng Motor453.87851.202-23,1%-1,7%0,9%0,8%
2222Chery Automobile332.81150.096-12,8%-7,9%0,7%0,7%
2325Jac Motors227.76822.732-17,5%-35,0%0,5%0,3%
2423GAC Group212.72923.267-31,7%-43,7%0,4%0,3%