Top Selling Auto Brand 2021. Toyota Keeps Consolidating Leadership And Reports Best Performance

The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla
The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla

World Cars Brand Ranking in 2021 sees Toyota leading the market followed by Volkswagen and Honda. Chevrolet reports the worst performance by losing 15.4% sales.

The Global Auto Brands Ranking

In 2021, Toyota holds 10.5% share with sales at 8.7 million (+8.1%), after further widening the gap from the followers. 

Furthermore, tracking the ranking of top-selling car brands in the World since 2010, we have always seen Toyota leading the scene. Indeed, the Japanese benefit from the strategy to have concentrated in a single brand the most powerful line-up in the World, and while other manufacturers have assembled different brands aiming to cover more customer segments, Toyota has just a little diversification in the one-brand strategy, with Lexus in the luxury segment and Daihatsu in the small, low-cost vehicles.

Volkswagen – in 2nd position – holds 6.4% share and sold 5.2 million vehicles (-6.6%).

Behind, Honda holds 3rd position with 4.3 million units (-1.6%), followed by Ford which reported 4.1 million units (-0.4%), and Hyundai -up 1 spot- with 3.8 million units (+5.4%).

In 6th position, Nissan reported 3.7 million sales (-1.2%), followed by Kia, which rose 1 spot and gained 6.4% with 2.9 million units sold, overtaking Chevrolet, which sold 2.6 million units and lost 15.4%.

Closing the leaderboard we have Mercedes with 2.4 million units sold (-2.4%), followed by BMW which sold 2.2 million units (+2.2%).

Tables with sales figures

In the table below we report sales for Top 50 Brands.

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