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World Cars Brand ranking. The top 50 in the 2018

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World Cars Brand Ranking in the first half of the 2018 with the Top 50 Brands reported. Toyota leadership is undisputed with a safe gap over Volkswagen. Ford is falling down while Nissan and Honda are near the podium. Geely is the fastest growing.

Global Vehicles Sales

Global light vehicles market is growing since the 2009 uninterruptedly with a stable pace between 2 and 3 percent. In the last five years grew up from 80 to 94 million units and in the 2108 is projected at 98 million, to hit the 100 million target next year.

The market kept growing in the first half 2018, while clouds related to the introduction of import duties, driven by Trump’s government, are progressively changing the global outlook and the growth is uncertain in future. However, year to date 2018 global light vehicles sales have been 46.1 million (+4.1%)

The Top 50 Brands Ranking

At brand-wise the ranking is dominated by Toyota, which global sales in the first half were 4.28 million (+2.6%) with June up 12.4%. The brand performance is sustained by the impressive growth in Thailand (+26.3%), Argentina (+16.6%) and Spain (+12%) while data are reported negative mainly in Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Israel and Norway.

In second place Volkswagen with 3.52 million sales (+6.3%) driven by the outstanding scores in Brazil, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Netherland, Canada

In third place Ford continues its negative momentum and after having lost 1.2% last year, started the 2018 down 6.3% with 2.88 million sales and with June down 9.2%. The overall performance is penalized by the huge fall in China (-39.8%).

In fourth place Nissan with 2.44 million (+0.7%) driven up by China (+18.6%), Brazil, Thailand and South Africa, but penalized by Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Taiwan and UAE.

In fifth place there is Honda with 2.29 million units (+0.5%) ahead of Hyundai with 2.19 million (+5.0%), Chevrolet with 2.01 million (+5.1%), Kia with 1.45 million (+8.6%), Renault with 1.38 million (+3.6%) and by the leader in the premium segment, Mercedes, with 1.34 million (+6.0%).

The fastest growing brand among the Top 50 is Geely, 19th with 718.000 sales, up 32.8%.

Focus 2 Electric Vehicles

On December 2nd, 2017, Focus2move Team launched a new section, fully dedicated at the Alternative Fuels Vehicles, starting to report global sales for Electric Vehicles. To see the ranking you can go here.

Data Source

This report is done utilizing data extracted from our GAD (Global Auto Database) the wider Auto Sales Database actually existing in the World, with sales data by region/area/country broken down by type/size/body-style/brand/model from January 2010 to the last month. Data are collected by over 300 sources, including all the official providers (local Minister of Transportations or Associations of car Manufacturers).

Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales JuneVariation 2018Variation JuneShare 2018Share June
11Toyota4.289.672760.8012,6%12,4%9,3%9,6%
22Volkswagen3.528.992622.8886,3%6,6%7,6%7,9%
33Ford2.882.664491.843-6,3%-9,2%6,2%6,2%
44Nissan2.442.524442.7880,8%7,3%5,3%5,6%
55Honda2.297.377411.3400,5%3,8%5,0%5,2%
66Hyundai2.198.091411.5485,0%16,7%4,8%5,2%
77Chevrolet2.014.807345.6745,1%1,8%4,4%4,4%
88Kia1.453.773256.0308,6%6,7%3,2%3,2%
99Renault1.386.710275.6063,6%3,3%3,0%3,5%
1010Mercedes1.340.651236.8126,0%4,6%2,9%3,0%
1112Peugeot1.113.403198.0885,7%5,0%2,4%2,5%
1211BMW1.075.268204.6283,6%10,1%2,3%2,6%
1313Audi967.928165.8315,1%3,0%2,1%2,1%
1415Maruti886.306134.79517,7%43,9%1,9%1,7%
1516Mazda817.104135.2088,2%10,1%1,8%1,7%
1619Jeep813.180141.28218,1%15,2%1,8%1,8%
1714Fiat808.380141.766-8,4%-13,2%1,8%1,8%
1820Geely718.727115.38732,8%28,0%1,6%1,5%
1918Changan662.66476.331-10,6%-30,5%1,4%1,0%
2021Skoda660.007121.0229,7%6,7%1,4%1,5%
2117Buick642.46293.873-4,7%-18,6%1,4%1,2%
2228Mitsubishi586.25197.11324,7%17,6%1,3%1,2%
2324Citroen582.881103.0568,6%6,9%1,3%1,3%
2423Opel559.065102.760-6,9%-5,7%1,2%1,3%
2522Wuling557.99171.986-8,3%-9,6%1,2%0,9%
2627Suzuki502.58380.0888,2%12,9%1,1%1,0%
2725Subaru501.60592.3811,0%7,6%1,1%1,2%
2826Baojun471.21062.32316,7%3,3%1,0%0,8%
2929Dongfeng424.28544.588-10,0%-21,9%0,9%0,6%
3033Dacia366.31569.19212,1%8,0%0,8%0,9%
3134Lexus337.78158.51613,5%11,9%0,7%0,7%
3232GMC332.07158.1241,7%7,4%0,7%0,7%
3331Ram327.07663.998-8,0%1,4%0,7%0,8%
3436Volvo325.52570.18315,8%28,8%0,7%0,9%
3530Haval309.18036.504-22,0%-30,8%0,7%0,5%
3635Dodge304.67755.368-8,6%0,0%0,7%0,7%
3740Seat294.46454.71321,3%18,4%0,6%0,7%
3839Trumpchi269.62437.3307,5%-13,9%0,6%0,5%
3938Chery249.23929.253-2,2%-32,8%0,5%0,4%
4037Baic246.01932.516-2,1%-12,2%0,5%0,4%
4146Roewe241.40437.61732,8%43,1%0,5%0,5%
4242Land Rover241.16442.2088,7%15,5%0,5%0,5%
4341JAC231.55526.658-5,1%-9,0%0,5%0,3%
4445BYD223.65037.13019,6%16,2%0,5%0,5%
4544Foton207.57239.856-17,2%0,1%0,4%0,5%
4649Cadillac203.18929.39122,5%3,2%0,4%0,4%
4743Saipa191.41145.589-5,2%14,0%0,4%0,6%
4850Lada186.01834.94924,3%19,2%0,4%0,4%
4948Mini182.99636.3711,1%-3,6%0,4%0,5%
5067MG139.62422.51491,4%99,7%0,3%0,3%

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