Car market share - leading carmakers worldwide 2018

Global car market share of the world's largest automobile OEMs in 2018

by I. Wagner, last edited Mar 5, 2019
Car market share - leading carmakers worldwide 2018 This statistic gives a ranking of the world's leading car manufacturers in 2018, based on revenue. Chevrolet had a market share of around 4.4 percent.
Global car market share by brand

In 2018, the ranking of the world’s largest automakers was topped by Toyota, owned by Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation, while Germany’s Volkswagen AG sold around 6.9 million light vehicles under its Volkswagen brand, which was ranked second. As a result of the Volkswagen diesel deception scandal that emerged in September 2015, the manufacturer of Audi, Skoda, SEAT, Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Scania, VW commercial vehicles and VW passenger cars was forced to recall at least 8.5 million vehicles that were fitted with a defeat device in their engines.

In light of growing environmental awareness and an increasing desire to connect vehicles to the internet, automotive manufacturers are faced with a variety of new challenges. Market trends such as the shift to lighter materials, as well as the trend towards electric vehicles and alternative fuel powertrains are set to revolutionize the industry. Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors is currently at the vanguard of this trend, while peer Californian companies such as Google and Apple may follow suit. Tesla is believed to have a U.S. automobile market share of between one and two percent.
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Global car market share of the world's largest automobile OEMs in 2018

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