Leading motor vehicle manufacturers worldwide in 2016, based on global sales (in million units)

Ranking of top car manufacturers worldwide - global sales 2016 This statistic gives a ranking of the top car manufacturers worldwide in 2016, based on the number of motor vehicles sold worldwide. Second-ranked Toyota sold some 10.18 million motor vehicles in 2016, slightly up from 10.15 million vehicles in 2015. Follow this link to get access to the top 100 automotive and automotive part companies list.
The world’s largest car companies

In spite of recall woes and emissions scandals, the global automotive industry seems to have entered a golden age. Today’s increasingly connected world presents car manufacturers with numerous opportunities for growth. Hence, automakers are beginning to focus on smart vehicle technologies, as well as alternative propulsion systems. BMW, Ford, Honda, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen, as well as major automotive suppliers, including Denso, Continental, Bosch and Delphi, are all setting up research offices in the Silicon Valley. As a consequence, automobiles are becoming carriers of big data.

The opening of new plants and offices is largely due to the fact that, in the end, today's carmakers must face the truth: With growth prospects in new segments and in emerging markets comes greater risk. It remains to be seen how carmakers around the globe will cope with the new challenges facing the industry.
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Sales in million units
Volkswagen Group10.31
Toyota10.18
GM9.97
Renault-Nissan9.96
Sales in million units
Volkswagen Group10.31
Toyota10.18
GM9.97
Renault-Nissan9.96

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This statistic gives a ranking of the top car manufacturers worldwide in 2016, based on the number of motor vehicles sold worldwide. Second-ranked Toyota sold some 10.18 million motor vehicles in 2016, slightly up from 10.15 million vehicles in 2015. Follow this link to get access to the top 100 automotive and automotive part companies list.
The world’s largest car companies

In spite of recall woes and emissions scandals, the global automotive industry seems to have entered a golden age. Today’s increasingly connected world presents car manufacturers with numerous opportunities for growth. Hence, automakers are beginning to focus on smart vehicle technologies, as well as alternative propulsion systems. BMW, Ford, Honda, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen, as well as major automotive suppliers, including Denso, Continental, Bosch and Delphi, are all setting up research offices in the Silicon Valley. As a consequence, automobiles are becoming carriers of big data.

The opening of new plants and offices is largely due to the fact that, in the end, today's carmakers must face the truth: With growth prospects in new segments and in emerging markets comes greater risk. It remains to be seen how carmakers around the globe will cope with the new challenges facing the industry.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
The values have been rounded.
The Toyota value is taken from an online article, released by Forbes in January 2017.

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