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.
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.
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:
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).