What are the biggest automobile companies?

This information article provides details on what are considered to be the biggest automobile companies in the world.

The first ranking in this article lists automobile companies by yearly revenue and the second ranking lists them by vehicle production.

According to the chart below, Volkswagen is the number one automobile company in terms of yearly revenue (in USD billions), followed by Toyota.

Both of these automobile companies were ranked among the 15 top companies that best represent success in a Booz & Company survey, which included more than 700 senior-level executives across the globe.

List of the world’s biggest automobile companies by revenue:

Rank Company Revenue (USD billions)
1 Volkswagen Group (Germany) $250 (2012)
2 Toyota (Japan) $226 (2013)
3 General Motors (USA) $152 (2012)
4 Daimler AG (Germany) $148 (2012)
5 Ford (USA) $134 (2012)
6 Fiat (Italy) $106 (2012)
7 BMW AG (Germany) $100 (2012)

World’s biggest automobile companies by production:

Below is a list of the biggest automobile companies in the world (by production), according to the World Motor Vehicle Production – OICA Correspondents Survey:


1. Toyota

 

Total vehicle production: 10,104,424

Cars: 8,381,968

Light commercial vehicles: 1,448,107

Heavy commercial vehicles: 268,377

Heavy buses: 5,972

Toyota Annual Report


2. General Motors

Total vehicle production: 9,285,425

Cars: 6,608,567

Light commercial vehicles: 2,658,612

Heavy commercial vehicles: 7,558  

Heavy buses: 10,688

General Motors Annual Report


3. Volkswagen

Total vehicle production: 9,254,742

Cars: 8,576,964

Light commercial vehicles: 486,544

Heavy commercial vehicles: 169,064

Heavy buses: 22,170

Volkswagen Annual Report


4. Hyundai

Hyundai

Total vehicle production: 7,126,413

Cars: 6,761,074

Light commercial vehicles: 279,579

Heavy commercial vehicles: 70,290

Heavy buses: 15,470

Hyundai Annual Report


5. Ford

fordTotal vehicle production: 5,595,483

Cars: 3,123,340

Light commercial vehicles: 2,394,221

Heavy commercial vehicles: 77,922

Heavy buses: N/A

Ford Annual Report


6. Nissan

nissan

Total vehicle production: 4,889,379

Cars: 3,830,954

Light commercial vehicles: 1,022,974

Heavy commercial vehicles: 35,451

Heavy buses: N/A

Nissan Annual Report


7. Honda

honda

Total vehicle production: 4,110,857

Cars: 4,078,376

Light commercial vehicles: 32,481

Heavy commercial vehicles: N/A

Heavy buses: N/A

Honda Annual Report


8. PSA

PSA

Total vehicle production: 2,911,764

Cars: 2,554,059

Light commercial vehicles: 357,705

Heavy commercial vehicles: N/A

Heavy buses: N/A

PSA Annual Report


9. Suzuki

 

Total vehicle production: 2,893,602

Cars: 2,483,721

Light commercial vehicles: 409,881

Heavy commercial vehicles: N/A

Heavy buses: N/A

Suzuki Annual Report


10. Renault

renault

Total vehicle production: 2,893,602

Cars: 2,483,721

Light commercial vehicles: 409,881

Heavy commercial vehicles: N/A

Heavy buses: N/A

Renault Annual Report


Complete 2012 ranking:

Rank Automobile company Total production Cars
1 Toyota 10,104,424 8,381,968
2 GM 9,285,425 6,608,567
3 Volkswagen 9,254,742 8,576,964
4 Hyundai 7,126,413 6,761,074
5 Ford 5,595,483 3,123,340
6 Nissan 4,889,379 3,830,954
7 Honda 4,110,857 4,078,376
8 PSA 2,911,764 2,554,059
9 Suzuki 2,893,602 2,483,721
10 Renault 2,676,226 2,302,769
11 Chrysler 2,371,427 656,892
12 Daimler AG 2,195,152 1,455,650
13 Fiat 2,127,295 1,501,979
14 BMW 2,065,477 2,065,216
15 SAIC 1,783,548 1,523,398
16 Tata 1,241,239 744,067
17 Mazda 1,189,283 1,097,661
18 Dongfeng Motor 1,137,950 539,845
19 Mitsubishi 1,109,731 980,001
20 Changan 1,063,721 835,334
21 Geely 922,906 922,906
22 Fuji 753,320 734,959
23 BAIC 720,828 83,033
24 FAW 706,012 480,443
25 Great Wall 624,426 487,704
26 Mahindra 606,418 429,101
27 Isuzu 600,470
28 Chery 563,951 550,565
29 Avtovaz 553,232 553,232
30 Brilliance 489,770 231,527
31 JAC 476,356 200,278
32 BYD 455,444 455,444
33 Lifan 272,657 183,750
34 Volvo 234,680
35 Proton 162,455 134,934
36 China National Heavy Duty Truck 127,792
37 Paccar 125,336
38 GAZ 125,319
39 Ashok Leyland 117,738
40 Hunan Jiangnan Automobile Manufacturing Co. 117,051 117,051
41 GAC Group 114,157 87,408
42 Shannxi 86,283 8,044
43 Porsche 86,083 86,083
44 Soueast 85,515 81,512
45 Navistar 83,371
46 King Long 78,226
47 UAZ 70,434 32,469
48 Tangjun Ou Ling 69,167
49 Hebei Zhongxing 63,221 4,955
50 Sichuan Nanjun 60,743

 

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