Who Was the Largest by Sales Among Global Car Producers in 2017?

Top Companies by Sales (EUR mil)
Automotive | February 23, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 27 firms among Global Car Producers, Volkswagen Group generated the highest sales in 2017 followed by Toyota Motor Corporation and Daimler Group.

Volkswagen Group made total sales of EUR 230,682 mil, up 6.17% compared to the previous year. Historically, the firm’s revenues an all time high of EUR 230,682 mil in 2017 and an all time low of EUR 83,127 mil in 2000.

The average sales growth in the last five years amounted to 3.67%.

Comparing Volkswagen Group with its closest peers, Toyota Motor Corporation generated a sales of EUR 227,413 mil average sales growth 1.14% in 2017, Daimler Group sold products and services worth EUR 164,330 mil (5-year growth of 7.53%) and Ford Motor Company announced revenues of EUR 139,063 mil translating into average nominal growth of 7.53% in the last five years.

You can see all the companies sales data on the Sales indicator page or you can download a special statistical dossier on the Global Car Producers in the reports section.

Sales Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Audi Group EUR mil 48,771 49,880 53,787 58,420 59,317 ...
BMW Group EUR mil 76,848 76,059 80,401 92,175 94,163 ...
Chongqing Changan Automobile CNY mil 29,463 39,142 52,913 66,772 78,542 ...
Daimler Group EUR mil 114,297 117,982 129,872 149,467 153,261 ...
Dongfeng Motor Group CNY mil 6,090 37,263 83,114 126,566 122,535 ...
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles EUR mil 83,765 84,530 93,640 110,595 111,018 ...
Ford Motor Company USD mil 133,559 146,917 144,077 149,558 151,800 ...
Subaru Corporation JPY bil 1,913 2,408 2,878 3,232 3,326 ...
Honda Motor Company JPY bil 9,878 12,506 13,328 14,601 13,999 ...
Hyundai Motor Company KRW bil 84,470 87,308 89,256 91,959 93,649 ...
Kia Motors Corporation KRW bil 47,243 47,598 47,097 49,521 52,713 ...
Mazda Motor Corporation JPY bil 2,205 2,692 3,034 3,407 3,214 ...
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation JPY bil 1,815 2,093 2,181 2,268 1,907 ...
Nissan Motor Company JPY bil 8,737 10,483 11,375 12,190 11,720 ...
PSA Peugeot Citroen EUR mil 55,446 53,079 51,592 54,676 54,030 ...
Renault EUR mil 41,270 40,932 41,055 45,327 51,243 ...
SAIC Motor Corporation CNY mil 480,980 565,807 630,001 670,448 747,296 ...
SEAT EUR mil 6,087 6,473 7,497 8,332 8,597 ...
Skoda Auto CZK mil 262,649 243,624 299,318 314,897 347,987 ...
Suzuki Motor Corporation JPY bil 2,578 2,938 3,015 3,181 3,170 ...
Tata Motors INR bil 1,888 2,328 2,628 2,756 2,745 ...
Toyota Motor Corporation JPY bil 22,064 25,692 27,235 28,403 27,597 ...
Volkswagen Group EUR mil 192,676 197,007 202,458 213,292 217,267 ...
Tesla Inc. USD mil 413 2,014 3,198 4,046 7,000
Porsche AG EUR mil 13,865 14,326 17,205 21,553 22,318 ...
Ferrari EUR mil ... 2,225 2,335 2,762 2,854 3,105 ...
Jaguar Land Rover GBP mil 15,784 19,386 22,106 22,286 24,339 ...