Only 70,000 vehicles. This year, Volkswagen is the world's largest car manufacturer ever. The German car team sold 10.83 million units, exceeding the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance (1.4%), of which 10.76 million cars were sold. Third, Japanese Toyota grew 2% and registered a total of 10.59 million units. Although it maintains leadership since 2016, when Toyota has overcome, Volkswagen earns at least three, more than 0.9% in 2017.
Three years have gone by despite the complex year of the sector, due to the strength of the diesel debtor in WLTP and Europe; warfare rates and a volume of markets. "In the second half of the year things were not easy for us. [Este récord] Thanks to the great combination of great products and our high level of customer confidence, "said Christian Dahlheim, Volkswagen Sales Manager.
It is the fastest brand in the German group, Seat, which has increased its 10.5% stake until 2017 to 517,600. The Volkswagen brand had a flat run, with a slight increase of 0.2%, 6,24 million cars. Its truck segment (MAN and Scania) enables Nissan and Renault (not to sell this type of vehicle). Only considering tourism and vans, the Alliance would lead the world market.
Nissan sales decreased by 2.8% with 5.65 million cars, but Renault (3.88 million units) offset a 3.2% increase. Mitsubishi grew 18.3% to 1.21 million cars.
The biggest drop
Outside of the podium, General Motors was ranked fourth. In the US, according to forecasts of the JATO consultant, sales were down 4.91% more than the previous year, with 7.94 million units (JATO accounts for 53 data in the markets, 85% of the total volume).
Fifth positions include Hyundai and Kia, which grew 3.2%, sold 6.8 million cars.
It's the sixth place Ford. The giant American has the biggest fall of 10 manufacturers. The company registered 5,49 million vehicles in 2018, according to JATO, a 10.4% jump. Recently, the company announced that it seeks a return to European profitability, a badly-marketed market, which it announced at the beginning of the month to decline in its Old Procurement workshops.
The giant General Motors of the United States sold its Opel brand PSA in 2017, which allowed Peugeot and Citroën French, one of the top ten manufacturers of last year, to reach 3.9 million cars.
The German company introduced the results of the PSA in August 2017, that is, in the first year of the French company Opel. In total, the German company registered 1,038,057 cars, 26.7% of French sales. Without Opel, sales of the company would be reduced by 12%.