Leading motor vehicle manufacturers worldwide - production 2017

The statistic shows the world's leading motor vehicle manufacturers in 2017, based on production. Volkswagen produced about 10.4 million vehicles in 2017. Meanwhile, Toyota produced around 10.5 million units, and China's SAIC produced some 2.9 million motor vehicles.

Leading motor vehicle manufacturers worldwide

New motor vehicle production grew to almost 97 million units in 2017. That year, Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, GM, and Ford continued to be the leading producers of motor vehicles. Toyota and Volkswagen managed to increase production volumes by around 250,000 units each. These two companies are also the leading motor vehicle manufacturers in terms of sales. Other notable gainers included Nissan, Honda, and Renault. General Motors and fellow American carmaker Ford, as well as Hyundai were among the manufacturers in the top five to report a decline in motor vehicle production. General Motors spun off its European Opel and Vauxhall brands in 2017. Both brands were acquired by Groupe PSA, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen.

Leading motor vehicle manufacturers worldwide in 2017, based on production

ManufacturerProduction in thousand units
Toyota10,466
Volkswagen10,382
Hyundai7,218
GM6,857
Ford6,387
Nissan5,769
Honda5,237
Fiat4,601
Renault4,154
PSA3,650
Suzuki3,302
SAIC2,867
Daimler2,549
BMW2,506
Geely1,950
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

The figures have been rounded.
* Only includes Mercedes data.

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