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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 eight months 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 fighting for the fourth place. 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.

In the 2018 the market kept growing in the first eight months of the 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 61.9 million (+3.0%) with August at 7.37 million (+2.7%).

Market Sales First Half Sales July Sales August Sales 2018 Variation First Half % July % August % YTD 2018
Car 12.123.656 1.882.093 1.695.631 15.701.381 4,0% 14,3% 18,0% 6,5%
car Mini 781.139 123.810 101.978 1.006.927 -12,9% -47,1% -2,6% -18,5%
Car+LCV 33.285.092 5.082.098 5.431.577 43.798.767 3,7% -2,2% -1,3% 2,3%
LCV 1.130.577 167.974 143.779 1.442.330 5,6% 5,0% 6,9% 5,6%
Total 47.320.465 7.255.975 7.372.966 61.949.405 3,5% 0,2% 2,7% 3,0%

The Top 50 Brands Ranking

At brand-wise the ranking is dominated by Toyota, which global sales year to date at 5.7 million (+1.3%) with July up 2.7% and August up 5.1%. The brand performance is sustained by the impressive growth in Thailand, the 5th market for it (+34.8%), Russia (+11.4%) and Spain (+12.3%) while data are reported negative mainly in Japan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Israel and Norway.

In second place Volkswagen with 4.68 million sales (+7.2%) – with August up 6.6% – driven by the outstanding scores in Brazil, Germany, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Netherlands and Canada.

In third place Ford continues its negative momentum and after having lost 1.2% last year, year to date 2018 is down 6.2% with 3.75 million sales and with August down 6.6%. The overall performance is penalized by the huge fall in China (-41.2%) while is growing in double-digit in Thailand, Brazil and Russia.

The most interesting battle among the top positions is for the fourth place with two brands, Honda and Nissan, fighting with actually the same score. Indeed, at the end of August Honda is ahead with 3.296.000 sales, only 6k more than the rival.

In sixth place there is Hyundai with 2.9 million (+3.7%) – up 5.2% in August – ahead of Chevrolet with 2.68 million (+3.2%) – down 7.4% in the last month -, Kia with 1.92 million (+7.4%), Renault with 1.80 million (+4.7%) – up 19.4% in the last month – and by the leader in the premium segment, Mercedes, with 1.70 million (+2.6%).

The fastest growing brand among the Top 50 is Geely, 19th with 943.000 sales, up 28.2%.

Focus 2 Electric Vehicles

Focus2move Team recently 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 2018 Rank 2017 Brand Sales 2018 Sales August Variation 2018 Variation August Share 2018 Share August
1 1 Toyota 5.773.060 735.038 1,3% 5,1% 9,3% 10,0%
2 2 Volkswagen 4.680.067 573.320 7,2% 6,6% 7,6% 7,8%
3 3 Ford 3.750.708 433.889 -6,2% -6,6% 6,1% 5,9%
4 4 Honda 3.296.394 409.566 -1,1% -5,0% 5,3% 5,6%
5 5 Nissan 3.290.533 401.931 0,4% 9,3% 5,3% 5,5%
6 6 Hyundai 2.899.945 368.903 3,7% 5,2% 4,7% 5,0%
7 7 Chevrolet 2.682.508 340.499 3,2% -7,4% 4,3% 4,7%
8 8 Kia 1.925.884 233.668 7,4% 4,5% 3,1% 3,2%
9 9 Renault 1.807.048 222.838 4,7% 19,4% 2,9% 3,0%
10 10 Mercedes 1.708.254 184.461 2,6% -3,7% 2,8% 2,5%
11 12 Peugeot 1.402.257 146.739 3,9% 2,4% 2,3% 2,0%
12 11 BMW 1.387.578 159.162 3,5% 6,2% 2,2% 2,2%
13 13 Audi 1.299.002 170.370 6,8% 22,6% 2,1% 2,3%
14 15 Maruti 1.187.722 148.244 12,0% -3,4% 1,9% 2,0%
15 16 Mazda 1.087.744 131.045 6,3% 7,8% 1,8% 1,8%
16 20 Jeep 1.082.167 137.991 17,8% 18,7% 1,8% 1,9%
17 14 Fiat 1.060.212 114.015 -6,2% 2,7% 1,7% 1,6%
18 19 Suzuki 964.328 108.867 4,5% -4,9% 1,6% 1,5%
19 21 Geely 943.471 108.459 28,2% 8,9% 1,5% 1,5%
20 22 Skoda 858.598 97.766 11,1% 12,1% 1,4% 1,3%
21 17 Buick 839.305 108.976 -7,0% -10,7% 1,4% 1,5%
22 28 Mitsubishi 808.343 101.120 24,4% 27,3% 1,3% 1,4%
23 18 Changan 801.464 50.827 -11,7% -35,8% 1,3% 0,7%
24 26 Citroen 738.747 71.745 8,8% 9,4% 1,2% 1,0%
25 24 Opel 700.975 64.928 -6,1% 2,1% 1,1% 0,9%
26 25 Subaru 695.569 94.266 0,8% 0,0% 1,1% 1,3%
27 23 Wuling 694.239 65.780 -7,7% -13,2% 1,1% 0,9%
28 27 Baojun 589.746 61.522 7,4% -25,6% 1,0% 0,8%
29 29 Dongfeng 516.751 43.700 -11,9% -31,5% 0,8% 0,6%
30 34 Dacia 485.814 61.358 12,8% 27,7% 0,8% 0,8%
31 35 Lexus 453.454 65.583 11,0% 16,6% 0,7% 0,9%
32 31 Daihatsu 446.158 50.949 -1,8% 1,9% 0,7% 0,7%
33 32 Ram 445.707 65.493 -3,9% 20,5% 0,7% 0,9%
34 33 GMC 435.674 54.398 -1,9% -8,7% 0,7% 0,7%
35 37 Volvo 419.608 44.807 15,8% 19,6% 0,7% 0,6%
36 41 Seat 391.944 47.542 26,4% 62,8% 0,6% 0,6%
37 30 Haval 384.440 40.378 -23,9% -26,4% 0,6% 0,6%
38 36 Dodge 384.405 42.468 -10,1% -19,8% 0,6% 0,6%
39 40 Trumpchi 353.080 42.161 7,2% 6,8% 0,6% 0,6%
40 39 Chery 340.960 37.893 4,0% 9,2% 0,6% 0,5%
41 44 Saipa 318.224 47.802 13,8% 14,0% 0,5% 0,7%
42 42 JAC 315.169 38.130 3,3% 21,2% 0,5% 0,5%
43 47 Roewe 307.151 33.400 24,6% 0,7% 0,5% 0,5%
44 43 Land Rover 299.385 30.347 4,9% 4,5% 0,5% 0,4%
45 38 Baic 299.159 19.262 -6,7% -48,2% 0,5% 0,3%
46 46 BYD 292.149 36.236 19,7% 27,8% 0,5% 0,5%
47 50 Cadillac 261.308 30.600 16,8% -5,4% 0,4% 0,4%
48 51 Lada 249.460 31.200 21,1% 11,9% 0,4% 0,4%
49 45 Foton 234.576 11.392 -20,9% 1,3% 0,4% 0,2%
50 49 Mini 233.677 23.554 1,1% 2,5% 0,4% 0,3%

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