World Cars Brand ranking. The top 50 in the 2018

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World Cars Brand Ranking year to date April 2018 with the Top 50 Brands reported. Toyota leadership is undisputed while Ford is struggling and Nissan and Honda are near the podium. Geely is the fastest growing among the Top 50

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 start of the year was in line with expectations with global sales in January at 7.8 million (+6.4%), in February at 6.7 million (-1.1%) and in March at 9.3 million (+1.6%) ending the first quarter with  24.08 million (+2.9%). In April sales were 7.4 million (+5.0%).

The Top 50 Brands Ranking

The first quarter 2018 reported a huge news in the competitive landscape as the growth of Renault-Nissan alliance shifted the global ranking by Manufacturers in favor of the French-Japanese Group, as officially reported yesterday by focus2move report.

At brand-wise the ranking is dominated by Toyota, which sales in the first four-months of the year were 2.81 million light vehicles (+0.6%) with April up 2.9%.

In second place Volkswagen, with 2.3  million sales (+6.1%) driven by North American operations (+10.7%)

In third place Ford continues its negative momentum and after having lost 1.2% last year, started the 2018 down 5.9% with 1.88 million sales losing over 30% in Asia.

In fourth place Nissan with 1.62 million (-0.3%) losing in the entire Middle East, while in fifth place the is Honda with 1.48 million units (-1.3%), with April down 6.8%, for the negative score in Asia (-12.6%).

In sixth place Hyundai with 1.420.000 (+2.4%) followed by Chevrolet with 1.307.000 (+4.5%), in recovery in North America and very fast in China.

In eight place Kia with 942.000 (+8.8%) followed by Renault with 878.000 (+3.9%) and by the leader in the premium segment, Mercedes, with 872.000 sales (+6.0%).

The fastest growing brand among the Top 50 is Geely, 19th with 482.000 sales, up 30.1%.

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 AprilY.o.Y 2018Y.o.Y. AprilShare 2018Share April
11Toyota2.811.902677.2840,6%2,9%9,2%9,1%
22Volkswagen2.308.040560.5166,1%12,1%7,5%7,6%
33Ford1.880.804461.919-5,9%-2,2%6,1%6,2%
44Nissan1.625.005341.135-0,2%-4,0%5,3%4,6%
55Honda1.482.760358.478-1,3%-6,8%4,8%4,8%
66Hyundai1.421.405373.9102,4%12,1%4,6%5,0%
77Chevrolet1.307.191344.3644,5%7,1%4,3%4,6%
88Kia941.575254.2958,7%15,8%3,1%3,4%
99Renault878.173222.2803,9%9,9%2,9%3,0%
1010Mercedes872.975214.0956,0%8,2%2,9%2,9%
1112Peugeot738.920169.2067,4%15,4%2,4%2,3%
1211BMW683.171167.4970,8%0,2%2,2%2,3%
1313Audi635.419157.8835,9%1,3%2,1%2,1%
1415Maruti589.252164.68611,5%13,5%1,9%2,2%
1516Mazda553.572121.5227,9%8,0%1,8%1,6%
1614Fiat549.447137.320-1,0%5,1%1,8%1,9%
1719Jeep517.134133.75217,6%13,6%1,7%1,8%
1818Changan510.313100.683-6,0%23,4%1,7%1,4%
1920Geely482.392120.94830,3%37,7%1,6%1,6%
2017Buick446.475115.5350,1%0,6%1,5%1,6%
2121Skoda426.389106.41211,3%16,1%1,4%1,4%
2228Mitsubishi394.53382.39026,4%15,1%1,3%1,1%
2323Suzuki383.75692.5165,4%16,7%1,3%1,2%
2422Wuling383.24683.391-11,4%-13,0%1,3%1,1%
2526Citroen382.79490.91910,2%11,6%1,3%1,2%
2624Opel366.97984.212-6,7%1,6%1,2%1,1%
2727Baojun352.14170.68523,9%21,5%1,2%1,0%
2825Subaru326.52281.030-0,4%-1,4%1,1%1,1%
2929Dongfeng325.52764.845-5,0%-6,8%1,1%0,9%
3030Haval249.19150.394-12,5%-19,2%0,8%0,7%
3134Dacia226.19358.78011,7%13,8%0,7%0,8%
3233Lexus222.16355.03914,1%10,8%0,7%0,7%
3332GMC215.85158.365-1,5%0,1%0,7%0,8%
3436Volvo201.33152.26013,2%18,3%0,7%0,7%
3531Ram195.67152.472-12,5%-12,4%0,6%0,7%
3635Dodge194.05253.242-11,9%1,4%0,6%0,7%
3739Trumpchi190.63244.08716,7%5,8%0,6%0,6%
3840Seat180.04347.86215,0%21,2%0,6%0,6%
3941JAC169.41740.706-6,2%-21,0%0,6%0,5%
4037Baic164.08236.652-7,7%-18,1%0,5%0,5%
4142Land Rover161.80635.1756,3%9,4%0,5%0,5%
4238Chery161.14242.102-5,1%8,5%0,5%0,6%
4346Roewe156.71839.39725,1%29,9%0,5%0,5%
4445BYD147.52736.89118,6%20,0%0,5%0,5%
4550Cadillac137.40133.07827,6%17,6%0,4%0,4%
4647Daihatsu130.02230.84013,8%9,7%0,4%0,4%
4744Foton122.05736.380-26,4%-18,3%0,4%0,5%
4843Saipa120.17120.587-13,7%14,0%0,4%0,3%
4951Lada117.34932.34725,5%16,0%0,4%0,4%
5049Mini114.72528.0002,3%5,6%0,4%0,4%

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