Thinking of buying a new car? Check out the top 10 car brands in the world before you go looking for a new four-wheeler for yourself.
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Check out this list of top ten cars in the world and know which the best vehicles you can go for are.
During 2005, this Japanese car manufacturer had rolled out a staggering 6,157,038 units which made it the most prolific car-maker in the world. It was the first large-scale manufacturer to introduce hybrid vehicles into the market and has sold more hybrid cars than any other maker. The company has received many awards including the prestigious Japanese Quality Control Award. In early 2007, it was declared to be the most profitable car manufacturer with the largest sale of automobiles.
As per 2010 global sales reports, it sold as many as 8,557,351 units. This makes Toyota the biggest among the top 10 car companies.
This US automaker has always been one of the top 10 best cars manufacturers in the U.S. General Motors produced 5,657,225 passenger cars in 2005 and is just behind Toyota in popularity. It has created award-winning brands in Cadillac and Chevrolet. Though poor products and reduced sales had given it a bad hit in recent times, the auto-manufacturer is still in the reckoning. It is standing on its feet again with winners like the Chevrolet Cruze compact.
Sales growth has been increasing and the company is on its way to add more dealers in big U.S. metros. It sold 8,389,769 units in 2010 making it the second among the world top 10 car brands as per sales figures.
Meaning ‘people’s car’ in German, Volkswagen has long been around and wooing consumers mainly since the 1960s. Beetle, Sedan, Cabriolet, Passat and Golf had been some of the landmark models of this brand. In 2010, it is still going strong. This German heavyweight is officially the third largest creator of four-wheelers, as per sales study. It sold 7,140,000 units in 2010.
Even a few years back, this carmaker was nowhere close to where it is today. Standing as the fourth largest car producer in the world, Hyundai has become a highly respectable name in automobile industry. In 2010 alone, the Hyundai Motor Group had a global sale of 5,744,018 units which helped it edge past Ford.
Part of Hyundai’s success story can also be attributed to Kia. It will not be wrong to say that the Hyundai-Kia collaboration benefited the Korean auto-bigwig to a major extent. Hyundai achieved a record profit of $4.7 billion while Kia had a 55 percent rise in its net profits with its annual income standing at $2 billion.
The US based Ford Motor Company is the second largest carmaker in America and the fifth largest in the Europe. Worldwide, it is the fifth largest manufacturer of automobiles. In 2010, it sold 5,313,000 units across the world with a 9.19 per cent sales annual increase. The company had a remarkable net income of $6.6 billion in 2010 which was its highest net income in a period of over 10 years.
Until recently, Ford had been the third largest automaker in the world. But Volkswagen overtook it since 2006.
Another Japanese carmaker makes it to our list. 2011 finds Nissan as the second largest auto-manufacturer in Japan. One of the reputed “Asian 4” maker of four-wheelers, it has been lauded with a number of prestigious awards. The company is also into producing new electric cars. The Green Car Journal bestowed the 2010 Green Car Vision Award on the biggie’s latest e-car, the Nissan Leaf.
Nissan presently ranks sixth among the top ten car brands in the world according to sales statistics.
The Honda, like the Toyota, is another Japanese bigwig that has been consistently delivering the goods. In early 2011, Honda overtook Nissan to become the second biggest Japanese automaker. As of now, it is the sixth biggest car manufacturer in the world. Back in the ‘80s it launched luxury brands like Acura. In 2011, it is coming with small cars that are supposed to entice buyers with medium budget.
PSA Group (Peugeot)
The PSA Peugeot Citroën Group is the second largest carmaker in Europe and is highly regarded for its Peugeot models. 2010 saw the French motor-manufacturer having record income with the sales figures up by 13%. It sold 3,602,200 units in the year against 3,042,311 in 2009 becoming the eighth among the best car brands in the world.
The Japanese Suzuki Motor Corporation is not only into car-making but also in manufacturing of motorcycles, compact vehicles and automobiles for all kind of terrains. It is the second largest automaker in Japan and the ninth among the ten top cars brands worldwide. It sold 2,892,945 units in 2010.
This reputed automobile producer is based in France and its collaboration with Nissan makes it one of the leading carmakers in the world. As per a study by OICA, The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, it sold 2,625,796 units in 2010 as against 2,296,009 in 2009. It is the tenth among the top car brands in the world.
Renault has recently tied up with Nissan and Daimler AG. Formerly known as Daimler Chrysler, the AG may be out of this list but it still has a great reputation among car buyers. It is the thirteenth largest maker of automobiles in the world. This German car builder has had a great reversal of fortunes due to the recent economic downturn but is hoping to make a comeback by striking collaboration with Renault-Nissan.
Hope our list of top car companies of the world helps you make a right selection. Our list was strictly guided by sales figures as per a recent official report by the OICA and not a chart of most popular cars. Send us your feedbacks and let us know your reaction about this list of top 10 car brands in the world.