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Top 10 largest car manufacturers in the world

The automobile was invented in 1885 by the German engineer Carl Benz, the car really took the world by storm. There is hardly any other invention that has affected mankind so quickly in such a short time. Most importantly, it has completely revolutionized transportation, making traveling both short and long distances easier and faster.


Automotive today belongs to the largest industry in the world, selling millions of units a year and generating billions and billions of dollars in revenue. There are actually more cars than people in the world right now. Today, cars come in many different sizes, for different priorities, and at a wide range of prices, ranging from relatively inexpensive, middle-class cars to very expensive luxury cars. Some car models even remained best sellers for several decades. Therefore, it makes sense that the largest car companies in the world also belong to the largest companies in the world as a whole.

Top 10 largest car manufacturers in the world
Top 10 largest car manufacturers in the world

The following ranking lists the 10 largest car companies by revenue generated, based on the most up-to-date numbers. You may have heard of all of those companies, but may be surprised by the order in which they appear in this ranking.


Note: This ranking of the Top 10 largest auto companies looks at the largest automakers as a whole. This means that the revenue generated by the car brands belonging to one of the largest car companies will be counted as additional revenue for the parent company with the respective car brand.


Top 10 largest auto companies in the world 2020

(as of August 2020, by most recent sales in US Dollars)


10 BIGGEST CAR COMPANIES IN THE WORLD:

Revenue: $282.9 billion

Revenue: $275.4 billion

Revenue: $172.7 billion

Revenue: $155.9 billion

Revenue: $137.4 billion

Revenue: $137.2 billion

Revenue: $136.4 billion

Revenue: $127.9 billion

Revenue: $123.4 billion

Doanh thu: $92.7 billion


1. Volkswagen

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logo Volkswagen

Volkswagen AG

Revenue: $282.9 billion


Year of establishment: 1937

Headquartered in: Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany


Number of cars sold last year: ~ 11.0 million

Number of employees: ~ 304,000


Car brands owned by: VW, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, SEAT, Skoda, MAN


 

2. Toyota

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logo Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation

Revenue: 275.4 billion USD


Year of establishment: 1937

Headquartered in: Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan


Number of cars sold last year: ~ 10.7 million

Number of employees: ~ 359,000


Car brands owned: Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu, Ranz


 

3. Daimler

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logo Daimler

Daimler AG

Revenue: 172.7 billion USD


Year of establishment: 1926

Headquartered in: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Number of cars sold last year: ~ 3.3 million

Number of employees: ~298,000


Car brands owned: Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Fuso


 

4. Ford

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logo Ford

Ford Motor Company

Revenue: 155.9 billion USD


Year of establishment: 1903

Headquartered in: Dearborn, Michigan, USA


Number of cars sold last year: ~ 5.4 million

Number of employees: ~ 190,000


Car brands owned: Ford, Lincoln


 

5. Honda

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logo Honda

Honda Motor Company

Revenue: 137.4 billion USD


Year of establishment: 1948

Headquartered in: Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan


Number of cars sold last year: ~ 5.3 million

Number of employees: ~215,000


Car brands owned: Honda, Acura


 

6. General Motors

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General Motors Company

Revenue: 137.2 billion USD


Year of establishment: 1908

Headquartered in: Detroit, Michigan, USA


Number of cars sold last year: ~ 7.7 million

Number of employees: ~ 164,000


Car brands owned: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC


 

7. SAIC Motor


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logo SAIC Motor

SAIC Motor Corporation

Revenue: 136.4 billion USD


Year of establishment: 1995

Headquartered in: Shanghai, Shanghai City, China


Number of employees sold last year: ~5.4 million

Number of employees: ~ 150,000


Car brands owned: Maxus, Roewe, Yuejin, MG


 

8. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

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logo Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV

Revenue: 127.9 billion USD


Year of establishment : 2014 (due to merger between Fiat & Chrysler)

Headquartered in: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


Number of cars sold last year: ~ 4.4 million

Number of employees: ~ 150,000


Car brands owned: Fiat, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, RAM


 

9. BMW

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logo BMW

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

Revenue: 123.4 billion USD


Year of establishment: 1916

Headquartered in: Munich, Bavaria, Germany


Number of cars sold last year: ~ 2.5 million

Number of employees: ~ 133,000


Car brands owned: BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce


 

10. Nissan Motor Corporation

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logo Nissan Motor Corporation

Nissan Motor Corporation

Revenue: $92.7 billion


Year of establishment: 1933

Headquarters: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan


Number of cars sold last year: ~ 4.7 million

Number of employees: ~ 139,000


Car brands owned: Nissan, Datsun, Infiniti


 

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