If you feel the car as we know it’s going away anytime soon, then think again. 2013 declared the first year ever new automobile sales around the globe topped 84 million. Directed by China, with over 21 million new cars enrolled there past year, complete new automobiles and trucks sold annually worldwide was up more than 4 percent from 2012 to get a fourth successive record-breaking calendar year. According to last year’s amounts, here are the 10 biggest automakers in the world.
10th location: BMW Group
Including all-time yearly sales records because of its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce manufacturers, Germany’s BMW Group has been the bestselling luxury automaker on the planet in 2013, with earnings up from 2012 by greater than 6 percent to over 1.9 million automobiles sold for all three of its car brands. With nearly 350,000 copies sold this past year, the BMW 3 Series has been the BMW Group’s bestseller at 2013.
9th location: PSA Peugeot Citroen
A model poses in front of the new Citroen C4 Cactus through the press day of their 84th Geneva International Motor Show.
While eight of the 10 bestselling automakers at 2013 saw earnings increase, France’s PSA Peugeot saw its earnings fall annually, down nearly 5 percent to over 2.8 million units sold worldwide. The gradually recovering European market has resulted in the French automaker to look to overseas markets for sales, which accounted for over 42 percent of their overall in 2013, up 18 points in contrast to 2009, also headed with a 26% increase in earnings in China.
8th location: Honda Motor
The very first of Japan’s “Big Three” — which comprises Nissan and Toyota — to create the best 10, Honda Motor Company saw its international sales in 2013 jump by more than 7 percent, to over 4 million brand new cars and trucks offered. The Japanese automaker’s biggest market is still the United States, with over 1.5 million Honda and Acura brand versions offered therein in 2013 — that the second-best result from the automaker’s history. Worldwide, the Honda CR-V compact crossover has been Honda Motor’s bestseller.
7th location: Fiat-Chrysler
The Dodge Journey Crossroads brings largely cosmetic changes.
The official merger of Italy’s Fiat and America’s Chrysler united for earnings of over 4.3 million brand new automobiles and trucks at 2013, which makes the venture the seventh-largest automaker on the planet this past year. While that is up 3.6 percent over 2012, a lot of the expansion came in Chrysler’s 14% boost in U.S. earnings, driven by its favorite Ram and Jeep brands. In 2013, Chrysler (including Dodge, Jeep, and SRT manufacturers) sold 2.6 million vehicles, while Fiat sold over 1.7 million globally.
6th location: Ford Motor
America’s Ford Motor Company saw its international sales increase over 11 percent to over 6.3 million brand new cars and trucks offered in 2013. With over 3 million Ford and Lincoln new vehicles transferred, North America has been Ford Motor’s largest marketplace. Though the F Series pickup is Ford’s largest seller in Canada and the U.S., globally, the compact Emphasis was the planet’s hottest nameplate in 2013. With sales of over 1 million copies worldwide, it conquer the second-place Toyota Corolla.
5th location: Hyundai-Kia
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Do not be amazed that Hyundai-Kia outsold Ford Motor this past year. Despite its lowest annual earnings increase since 2003, the Korean automaker sold over 7.5 million brand new automobiles and trucks at 2013, and is predicted to drive near 8 million units for 2014. This past year, the automaker’s top-selling version was its streamlined Elantra/Avanti. With sales of over 866,000 duplicates, it had been the fourth best selling nameplate on Earth.
4th location: Nissan-Renault Group
2013 Nissan Pathfinder
The French-Japanese alliance between Renault and Nissan united for over 8.2 million brand new automobiles and trucks sold worldwide in 2013, divide between 5.1 million to the Nissan brand, 2.6 million for Renault/Dacia/Samsung and 530,000 because of its Lada brandnew A lot of these sales came from China, in which Nissan contributes all Japanese automakers, selling a list of over 1.2 million automobiles in 2013, a profit of over 17 percent from 2012.
3rd location: Volkswagen Group
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Edition 30 gets a spring cleaning after being around the streets of Eastern Canada, a component of the nation which sadly hasn’t yet obtained its spring cleaning.
With 9.7 million brand new cars and trucks offered in 2013, Germany’s Volkswagen Group (which contains a plethora of brands, such as Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Porsche in Canada) is well on its way to its objective of exceeding GM and Toyota as the world’s biggest automaker by 2018. VW Group earnings in China — that the automaker’s largest market — climbed more than 16 percent in 2013, to over 3.2 million units. With sales of over 900,000 copies this past year, the VW brand’s Jetta/Bora/Vento compact has been that the German automaker’s best-selling nameplate.
2nd location: General Motors
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No more the biggest automaker in the world, America’s General Motors rated just before the VW Group and next behind Toyota Motor annually in international sales with 9.71 million brand new cars and trucks offered. GM’s best-selling brand final season has been Chevrolet, with earnings just under 5 million components. GM’s top-selling nameplate globally has been its Chevrolet Cruze. With sales of over 729,000 duplicates in 2013, the Chevy streamlined was the fifth bestselling automobile worldwide.
1st location: Toyota Motor
After dropping the name of “world’s biggest automaker” at 2011, Japan’s Toyota Motor (for example its Lexus and Scion brands in Canada), took the number one place for the next year in a row in 2013, with earnings of 9.98 million brand new automobiles and trucks, and a gain of nearly 3 percent over 2012. Even though it lost out into the Ford Focus for the name of “world’s bestselling automobile”, the Toyota Corolla has been the Japanese automaker’s best-selling version globally last year.