Top 10 world ranking automakers
The biggest car makers in the world have staged a real nostril-nostril race. We present to your attention the rating of TOP-10 according to the results of cars sold in 2009. A well-known market research institute IHS Automotive added to it the prospects of companies until 2015.
Toyota - 1st place
Concern Toyota in 2009 was number 1 in the world ranking of automakers. Toyota sold 7.4 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tons. Renowned market research institute IHS Automotive predicts that by 2015, Toyota will increase the number of cars produced to 10.2 million.
Volkswagen - 2nd place
In 2009, the VW concern became number 2. The number of cars and commercial vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tons was 6.4 million units. The concern from Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg) is going to significantly reduce the gap to the leader: the expected sales per year are projected at 9.1 million cars. Until 2018, Volkswagen intends to become the number one company in the world. At the same time, the partner of Suzuki was not considered yet - only 9 brands from 7 European countries counted: Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, VW Nutzfahrzeuge, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Scania. Porsche will be taken into account in the general statistics from 2011.
General Motors - 3rd place
The global leader, the concern General Motors , is pursuing its financial recovery at an accelerated pace and is striving for success. IHS forecasts that the number of sales will increase from 6.1 to 8.6 million by 2015. Thus, the American concern is and will remain in the near future in 3rd place.
Hyundai - 4th place
Hyundai, together with its subsidiary Kia, is considered the most aggressive and fast-growing automotive brand in the world. According to IHS Automotive, the current No. 4 will increase in the near future its sales from 5.0 to 6.3 million vehicles per year.
Ford - 5th place
Ford is the 2nd largest American manufacturer of the "big three". In 2009, the concern took the 5th place, over the next 5 years its production volume will grow to 6.1 million cars. The recovery of the American market, which is currently the second in the world after the Chinese one, will play a significant role in this.
Honda - 6th place
Honda is the 2nd largest Japanese automaker. In the world ranking for 2009, the company took the 6th place with the number of 3.4 million cars. By 2015, growth is expected to a level of 5.2 million.
Concern PSA - 7th place
The French concern PSA took the 7th place, having sold 3.2 million Citroen and Peugeot cars in 2009. Growth to 4.1 million is expected.
Nissan - 8th place
In 2009, Nissan sold about 3.1 million vehicles, excluding its strategic partner, Renault. This allowed Nissan to take an honorable 8th place in the world ranking. By 2015, the number of Nissans will increase to 4.9 million per year
Fiat - 9th place
Suzuki - 10th place
The Italian concern Fiat sold 2.4 million cars in 2009 and ranked 9th in the ranking. The chief of concern Sergio Marchionne (Sergio Marchionne) now willingly includes Chrysler cars sold in the total, although honestly the Italian company owns only 20% of the American concern. According to the cautious forecasts of IHS Automotive by 2015, Fiat will be able to reach the figure of about 3 million units.