World’s June. General Motors and P.S.A. decline in double-digits

World Car Group Ranking

World Light Vehicles in June declined by 8.2%, with 7.202.939 units sold. Despite losing 5.9%, Volkswagen Group held 12.4% of market share, while Toyota Group was the only positive Top 10 group. General Motors and P.S.A. dropped down in double-digits.


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, leading year-to-date figures at 42.028.370 (-8.1%).


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 5.05 million sales (-6.7%), with 12% 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 4.8 million sales (+1.6%).

The brand is fast-moving in China, Thailand (+20.2%) while falling marginally down in Indonesia and Australia.

In third place Renault-Nissan Alliance (Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi, Dacia, Lada, Infiniti, Datsun, Renault Samsung, CMC, ZNA) with 4.6 million sales (-7%).

The Group was dragged down by the USA, this month scoring a drop by 13.1%, 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 3.67 million sales (-15.3%) losing in double-digit. The Group is difficulty in China, Canada and Argentina (-50.1%). 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 3.53 million sales (-4.9%). The Canadian market is growing fast, while China is strongly declining.

In sixth place the Ford Motor Company ( Ford, Lincoln) involved in sharp times with 2.51 million sales, down 11%. China and UK and Italy are pulling the group down.

In seventh place Honda Motor Group (Honda, Acura) with 2.43 million (+1.8%). 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 2.24 million sales (-5.9%). 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 1.76 sales (-11.8%), driven up by Spain and Italy. On the other side, it is declining in Iran and China.

In 10th place Mercedes Daimler (Suzuki, Maruti) with 1.31 (-3.9%). The group is pulled up by Germany (+3.2%) but sharply losing terrain in China, 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 2019Jun 2019'+/- YTD 2019 Var'+/- Jun 19Share YTD 2019Share June 2019
11Volkswagen Group5.045.245889.739-6,7%-5,9%12,0%12,4%
22Toyota Group4.799.041823.5951,6%1,8%11,4%11,4%
33Renault Nissan Alliance4.600.200846.867-7,0%-6,4%10,9%11,8%
44General Motors3.666.730592.760-15,3%-14,1%8,7%8,2%
66Ford Group2.510.603446.745-11,0%-7,3%6,0%6,2%
77Honda Motor2.430.392428.0481,8%-0,4%5,8%5,9%
1011Mercedes Daimler1.310.111216.029-3,9%-8,4%3,1%3,0%
1313Geely Group1.031.890158.823-9,0%-25,0%2,5%2,2%
1719Great Wall420.83653.8913,7%2,2%1,0%0,7%
1820SAIC Motor402.37362.970-9,6%-12,4%1,0%0,9%
2117Dongfeng Motor300.12144.206-44,3%-34,7%0,7%0,6%
2222Chery Automobile289.81054.940-11,4%2,8%0,7%0,8%
2324Isuzu Motors270.43647.5900,5%1,4%0,6%0,7%
2523GAC Group189.36945.095-29,9%20,6%0,5%0,6%