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World 2010: Toyota best-selling manufacturer, Chana #1 Chinese

Chana Taurus – Chana was the biggest Chinese car manufacturer in 2010

Ok I know this site is all about the best-selling models, not brands, but I’m making an exception today and sharing with you the Top 45 best-selling car manufacturers in the world in 2010: click on ‘Read more’ at end of post for the complete ranking.

These are actually OICA production figures by group, not brands. Last year a total of 77,743,862 vehicles were produced worldwide, of which 60,343,756 passenger cars and 13,370,432 commercial vehicles (It doesn’t add up, I know – not sure why!). Toyota tops the ranking again with 8.56 million cars produced, followed closely by General Motors at 8.48 million. Volkswagen AG ranks 3rd with 7.34 million.

Toyota Corolla – likely to be the world’s best-selling car in 2010

Notice the excellent score of the Hyundai Group (including Kia), in 4th place overall with 5.76 million units, ahead of Ford at just under 5 million units. Nissan, Honda and Peugeot-Citroen follow. Strangely Nissan and Renault are not combined in this ranking. Fiat is outside the Top 10 (#11 with 2.4 million) but will see Chrysler production (#13 at 1.58 million) added to its own from 2011 onwards. Notice Tata at #18 with just over 1 million units produced, including the Jaguar and Range Rover brands.

Geely MK2 – Geely was the 20th car manufacturer in the world in 2010, #3 Chinese.

The biggest Chinese brand and the only one to pass the 1 million mark is Chana in 17th place with 1,102,683 units. There are two more Chinese brands in the Top 20: FAW (#19) at 896,060 units and Geely (#20) at 802,319, and 7 more Chinese brands within the Top 30: Chery, Dongfeng, BAW, BYD, JAC, Brilliance and Great Wall! This means there are already 10 Chinese car brands belonging to the 30 biggest car manufacturers in the world!

Full Year 2010 Top 45 Ranking Table below.

World 2010 by Group:

PosGroup2010
1Toyota8,557,351
2General Motors8,476,192
3VAG7,341,065
4Hyundai5,764,918
5Ford4,988,031
6Nissan3,982,162
7Honda3,643,057
8Peugeot-Citroen3,605,524
9Suzuki2,892,945
10Renault2,716,286
11Fiat2,410,021
12Daimler AG1,940,465
13Chrysler1,578,488
14BMW1,481,253
15Mazda1,307,540
16Mitsubishi1,174,383
17Chana1,102,683
18Tata1,011,343
19FAW896,060
20Geely802,319
21Chery692,438
22Fuji-Subaru649,954
23Dongfeng Motor649,559
24BAW615,725
25AvtoVaz545,767
26BYD521,232
27Isuzu488,484
28JAC439,327
29Brilliance434,182
30Great Wall398,692
31SAIC346,525
32Mahindra292,149
33Hafei215,558
34Volvo191,560
35Changhe190,906
36Jiangling173,577
37Proton172,360
38Jiangnan135,648
39MAN127,729
40Lifan126,402
41Fujian Motor128,362
42Kuozui122,312
43KAIMA108,422
44Porsche95,529
45Gonow82,062

Source: OICA, es.autoblog.com

NOTE: Somehow this ranking doesn’t take into account Iranian manufacturers (Thanks Glowa for picking this up!). Based on official production figures from the Iran Vehicles Manufacturers Association (IVMA), Iran Khodro has produced 171,753 cars in 2010 under the Iran Khodro brand and 510,167 under the Peugeot brand which may be accounted for under Peugeot-Citroen in the ranking above. Saipa has produced 611,571 cars in 2010 but they could be counted as Kias as they are mostly the first generation Pride renamed Saipa Pride (see the 2010 Iranian figures here).

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