World Car Manufacturers Ranking 2022. BYD Jumps Ahead Taking Leadership Among EVs Specialists

The 2022 BYD-Seal-main
The 2022 BYD-Seal-main

World Car Group Ranking in 2022 is dominated by Toyota which excavated a wide gap over the rival Volkswagen Group. All Top OEMs are losing (apart from Suzuki) while Electric specialist are jumping ahead with BYD overtaking Tesla.

This report id produced extracting the registrations figures from the Global Database owned by our team, which track registrations i 159 countries, all brands, all models.

In 2022 global light vehicles sales (cars + LCVs) accumulated to 76.96 million with a moderate 4.1% decline from the previous year.

The leadership is solid in the hands of Toyota Group (data for all OEMs does not includes HCV and Buss, so Hino is not included under Toyota) which sold 10.0 million vehicles (-1.8%), losing over 60% in the C.I.S. area and 10.3% in North America.

The second is Volkswagen Group with 7.86 million sales (-7.2%) losing sharply in Europe (-10.7%), North America (-20.0), Latin America (-11.5), the UK (-12.1%). The Loss was mitigated by a 0.2% loss in the world’s largest area, Asia.

The third is Hyundai-Kia, with 6.66 million sales (-5.7%) due to losses in Asia (-1.1%), North America (-4.7%) and Europe (-14.9%). The Group reported a growth in sales only in Oceania (+7.7%).

In fourth place and down 1 spot we find the Renault Nissan Alliance  with sales at 6.32 million (-15.7%) . Sales are declining in all sub-regions, apart from in Africa (+6.0%) and in East Europe.

In fifth spot the French-Italian-American Group Stellantis with sales at 6.31 million (-8.6%). The group is struggling both in Europe (-11.9%) and North America (-10.7%) while growing rapidly in the ASEAN (+31.0%).

Behind, General Motors with 5.83 million sales (-7.8%) followed by Honda Motor with 3.70 million and the worse performance among the leaders (-20.3%).

Ford ranks in 8th with 3.64 million new registrations (-6.2%), losing in North America (-1.4%), Europe (-8.4%) and Asia (-15.4%).

In 9th place Suzuki with 2.87 million sales is up 4.7% thanks to the +7.9% reported in Asia countered by the heavy loss in Europe (-32.9%).

In 10th place ranks the first premium group, BMW with 2.33 million sales (-8.0%), losing in Asia and Europe.

The rising star is the Chinese BYD -up 8 spots- in 13th spot, specialized in electric vehicles with sales booming 156.9%. The Chinese brand did better than Tesla (15th with sales up 41.4%) and is now the World Leader among EVs specialists.


Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for the top 30 groups.

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