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The Largest Car Companies in the World (New)

IN ReviewsUpdated January 30, 2022

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The global auto industry is highly competitive, and it is dominated by companies in Europe, Japan, the United States, and South Korea.  Volkswagen, Toyota, and Daimler are the three leading passenger car manufacturers in the world.

In 2018, the previous number-one manufacturer on our list, Toyota, was overtaken for the top spot. The Volkswagen Group became the new number one.

With 2020 shaping up to be another competitive year for the global auto industry, we've compiled a list of the world's largest car companies (based on 2019 revenue).

The Largest Car Companies in the World
(2019 Ranking List)

2019 2018 Company Country
1 2 Volkswagen logoVolkswagen Germany
2 1 Toyota logoToyota Japan
3 3 Daimler logoDaimler Germany
4 5 Ford logoFord Motor United States
5 4 General Motors logoGeneral Motors United States
6 6 Honda Motor logoHonda Japan
7 7 SAIC Motor logoSAIC China
8 8 BMW logoBMW Germany
9 9 Nissan logoNissan Japan
10 10 Dongfeng logoDongfeng China
11 14 FAW logoFAW Group China
12 11 Hyundai logoHyundai South Korea
13 12 Peugeot logoPeugeot France
14 13 BAIC logoBAIC Group China
15 15 Renault logoRenault France
16 16 GAC Group logoGAC Group China
17 19 Geely logoGeely China
18 17 Kia logoKia South Korea
19 20 Volvo logoVolvo Sweden
20 18 Tata Motors logoTata India
21 21 Suzuki Motors logoSuzuki Japan
22 22 Mazda Motors logoMazda Japan
23 23 Subaru logoSubaru Japan


There’s a quiet revolution underway in the automotive world: the transition to low- and no-emission vehicles. Car companies have seen the future, and the future is electric cars. The key to winning the market is to have better products and services.

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Largest Car Companies

Rank Company Country
*1 Volkswagen logoVolkswagen Germany
*2 Toyota logoToyota Japan
*3 Daimler logoDaimler Germany
*4 Ford logoFord Motor United States
*5 General Motors logoGeneral Motors United States

Largest Tire Manufacturers

Rank Company Country
*1 Bridgestone logoBridgestone Japan
*2 Michelin logoMichelin France
*3 Goodyear logoGoodyear United States
*4 Continental logoContinental Germany
*5 Sumitomo logoSumitomo Japan