Who gained the worldwide automotive gross sales race in 2021?

Overview

We already know Toyota held on to the primary spot within the 2021 gross sales race, and even grew its lead over second-placed Volkswagen.

Because of completely different reporting cycles and different machinations, we haven’t been in a position to publish the remainder of the highest 10 till now.

Because of a decline at GM, each Hyundai and Stellantis have moved up one place on the charts.

A fall in gross sales at Daimler – now generally known as the Mercedes-Benz Group – noticed the van and luxurious automobile maker drop out of the highest 10 with rival BMW returning to the chart, and Suzuki marching up one spot.

For the second yr operating, these gross sales figures are closely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas in 2020 lockdowns stopped manufacturing and prevented gross sales, in 2021 world provide chain issues, most notably for semiconductors, have led all producers to halt manufacturing at numerous occasions.

Shoppers have seen this play out with low inventory at dealerships, and sky excessive costs for used autos.

As with final yr, we’ve gone into the numbers for just a few producers exterior the highest 10 which is likely to be of curiosity to Australians.

On this enviornment, Tesla was clearly the standout performer, nearly doubling its gross sales and coming with touching distance of one million items.

Except in any other case talked about the numbers used on this article come instantly from producers. Please notice producers have completely different methodologies for calculating gross sales or supply figures.

Producer 2021 gross sales Place change Change from 2020
1 Toyota Motor Corp 10,495,548 (similar) +11.8%
2 Volkswagen Group 8,610,100 (similar) -5.5%
3 Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance 7,680,014 (similar) -1.3%
4 Hyundai Motor Group 6,667,085 +1 +5.0%
5 Stellantis 6,583,269 +1 +5.2%
6 Common Motors 6,291,000 -2 -7.9%
7 Honda 4,121,000 (similar) -6.5%
8 Ford Motor Firm 3,942,000 (similar) -5.9%
9 Suzuki 2,763,000 +1 12.9%
10 BMW 2,521,514 +1 +8.5%

Toyota Motor Company: 10.3 million

Toyota bought 10,340,336 autos throughout its Toyota, Lexus and Daihatsu manufacturers in 2021. For simpler apples-to-apples comparisons we’ve excluded Hino’s 155,212 vehicles from our calculations and numbers until in any other case acknowledged.

Whereas many different automakers needed to drastically minimize manufacturing because of the world semiconductor scarcity, Toyota was in a position to sail by the primary three quarters of the yr earlier than it needed to implement widespread shutdowns.

The Japanese automaker credit stockpiling and its shut relationship with suppliers for its capacity trip out the early a part of the storm.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Toyota 8,912,949 +11.8 per cent
Lexus 702,208 -2.3 per cent
Daihatsu 725,179 +4.5 per cent

Daihatsu was up 4.5 per cent to 725,179 gross sales, buoyed 50.2 per cent improve in gross sales exterior Japan — primarily in Indonesia. The small automobile specialist nonetheless sells most of its autos in its homeland, although, with its 527,739 gross sales in Japan accounting for nearly 73 per cent of its complete.

Issues didn’t fare so properly at Lexus; its 702,208 gross sales had been down 2.3 per cent from 2020.

Area Gross sales Change from 2020
Asia (ex. Japan) 3,135,228 +13.2 per cent
– China 1,944,010 +8.2 per cent
– Indonesia 291,499 +58.7 per cent
– Thailand 239,732 -1.9 per cent
North America 2,681,219 +11.3 per cent
– USA 2,332,262 +10.4 per cent
– Canada 225,215 +17.7 per cent
– Mexico 91,145 +19.0 per cent
Japan 1,476,136 -1.9 per cent
Europe 1,037,126 +7.8 per cent
– UK 128,334 +11.8 per cent
– Russia 119,178 +4.6 per cent
– France 107,558 -0.3 per cent
– Italy 87,237 +4.5 per cent
– Germany 81,061 -6.7 per cent
Center East 418,612 +16.6 per cent
Latin America 385,246 +37.5 per cent
– Brazil 173,475 +28.6 per cent
– Argentina 69,913 +35.3 per cent
Oceania 273,768 +12.4 per cent
– Australia 232,932 +9.0 per cent
Africa 205,750 +24.7 per cent
– South Africa 115,126 +30.8 per cent

Breaking down the corporate’s figures by area, Toyota noticed beneficial properties in most markets. It was down in Japan by 1.9 per cent to 1,476,136 gross sales, nevertheless.

A soar of 10.2 per cent to 2,332,262 gross sales noticed Toyota overtake GM and grow to be the biggest automaker for the primary time within the US market.

2021 gross sales Proportion of complete Change from 2020
Hybrid 2,482,236 24.01 per cent +27.0 per cent
PHEV 111,882 1.08 per cent +131 per cent
EV 14,404 0.14 per cent +331 per cent
Delicate hybrid 7482 0.07 per cent (none in 2020)
Gasoline cell 5918 0.06 per cent +234 per cent

As soon as once more Toyota is the dominant hybrid automobile producer, with the drivetrain sort popularised by the Prius and now out there in lots of mannequin traces now accounting for twenty-four per cent of all gross sales.

Whereas the corporate unveiled its first mainstream electrical automobile final yr, the bZ4X gained’t go on sale globally till later in 2022.

All of the Toyota electrical vehicles and gentle hybrids bought in 2021 had been the from the European ProAce and ProAce Metropolis vans, that are badge-engineered variations of the Peugeot Knowledgeable/Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Companion/Citroen Berlingo, respectively.


Volkswagen Group: 8.6 million

Issues didn’t pan out so properly on the Volkswagen Group, with the German automaker’s passenger automobile divisions down 5.5 per cent to eight,610,600.

As with Toyota, we’ve subtracted the gross sales of the corporate’s truck manufacturers from the general determine so the numbers are extra comparable from producer to producer.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Volkswagen Automobiles 4,896,900 -8.09 per cent
Audi 1,680,500 -0.73 per cent
Skoda 878,200 -12.60 per cent
Seat 470,500 +10.29 per cent
– Cupra 79,300 +189.42 per cent
Porsche 301,900 +10.91 per cent
Volkswagen Business Autos 359,500 -3.26 per cent
MAN 151,000 +27.86 per cent
Scania 90,400 +25.38 per cent
Navistar 29,900 (N/A)
Different (Bugatti, Bentley, Lambo) 23,100 +23.53 per cent

Whereas the mainstream Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda manufacturers had been down, Seat noticed gross sales climb because of its Cupra sub-brand. Cupra’s first distinctive automobile, the Formentor crossover, loved its first full yr on sale and helped develop the marque considerably.

The automaker’s steady of high-profit, low-volume manufacturers additionally loved notable enchancment.

Though the Volkswagen Group had improved gross sales in lots of areas, an enormous dip in China noticed the automaker lose vital floor with Toyota within the gross sales race.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Western Europe 2,860,400 -2.69 per cent
Central & Japanese Europe 658,300 -2.76 per cent
North America 908,400 +15.60 per cent
South America 514,600 +5.08 per cent
China (incl. Hong Kong) 3,304,800 -14.14 per cent
Asia Pacific (ex. China) 305,800 +11.93 per cent
Center East & Africa 329,600 +13.38 per cent

The automaker is into its second full yr of huge push into electrical autos, with all its electrical fashions notching up large beneficial properties over 2020.

Total the group bought 452,900 electrical vehicles around the globe, a 221,300 unit or 95.5 per cent improve from the yr earlier than.

Unsurprisingly a crossover (the ID.4) holds prime spot. Certainly crossovers account for no less than 47.1 per cent of EV gross sales, however the true quantity ought to be near 50 per cent as Porsche doesn’t escape numbers of the Cross Turismo from the remainder of the Taycan vary.

One automobile has disappeared off the chart: the Volkswagen e-Golf. Whereas the electrical hatch racked up 41,300 gross sales in 2020, it was discontinued because the Golf entered its eighth era.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Volkswagen ID.4 119,600 (New mannequin)
Volkswagen ID.3 75,500 +33.63 per cent
Audi E-Tron 49,200 +4.02 per cent
Skoda Enyaq 44,700 (New mannequin)
Volkswagen e-Up 41,400 +86.49 per cent
Porsche Taycan 41,300 +106.50 per cent
2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Q5 293,069  +5.3 per cent
Q3 258,616  +19.2 per cent
A6 244,191  -10.8 per cent
A4 215,227  -14.0 per cent
A3 179,399  -17.7 per cent
Q2 110,084  -8.4 per cent
A5 71,340  +8.3 per cent
Q7 67,452  +5.3 per cent
A1 64,178  +1.1 per cent
e-tron 49,157  +3.9 per cent
Q8 41,584  +7.5 per cent
A8 23,708  +6.4 per cent
This fall e-tron 21,098  (new mannequin)
A7 19,169  +9.2 per cent
TT 8714  -11.4 per cent
e-tron GT 6896  (new mannequin)
Q2 L e-tron 4743  +11.9 per cent
R8 1887  +14.3 per cent

Final yr Audi bought 1,680,512 autos the world over, a 0.7 per cent lower from 2020.

The luxurious marque’s two hottest fashions are actually crossovers, with the A6 the final remaining sedan/wagon combo with a podium spot.

Gross sales are actually nearly evenly cut up between crossovers and conventional physique types, with the latter now accounting for 49.7 per cent of the model’s quantity.

Audi bought 81,894 electrical autos in 2021, or 4.9 per cent of its complete. EV gross sales jumped 57.4 per cent because of the addition of two new fashions: the MEB-based This fall e-tron crossover and the e-tron GT, latter of which is the Porsche Taycan’s twin in a pointy enterprise go well with.

The corporate’s largest markets had been China (701,289), Europe (617,048), and the USA (196,038). In Europe, Audi broke six figures in Germany (180,883) and the UK (117,993).

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Octavia 200,771 -21.99 per cent
Kamiq 120,742 -6.07 per cent
Karoq 119,156 -13.17 per cent
Fabia 99,104 -6.03 per cent
Kodiaq 98,566 -25.10 per cent
Excellent 66,146 -23.22 per cent
Speedy 63,657 -20.13 per cent
Scala 48,154 -23.78 per cent
Enyaq iV 44,718 (new mannequin)
Kushaq 12,815 (new mannequin)
Citigo iV 4373 -70.79 per cent

Skoda noticed its gross sales fall 12.6 per cent to 878,202. Each mannequin line was down, aside from the Enyaq iV and Kushaq, each of which had been basically new fashions for 2021.

A pointy 58.8 per cent fall in gross sales to 71,200 noticed China lose its place as its Skoda’s largest market. In 2021, it was relegated to fourth place behind Germany (136,781), Russia (90,443) and the Czech Republic (79,928).

Regardless of Skoda’s growth of fashions particular to the Chinese language and Indian markets, larger Europe accounts for 79.6 per cent of all gross sales. Though the model misplaced some floor in Central Europe, it nonetheless has a formidable 17.2 per cent market share there.

Enjoyable reality: wagons account for 54 per cent of Excellent and 56 per cent of Octavia gross sales, however simply 34 per cent of the Fabia vary.

The Seat SA group noticed collective gross sales enhance 10.3 per cent to 470,500. Whereas there was small 2.0 per cent fall for the primary Seat marque to 391,200, the Cupra model grew 189.4 per cent to 79,300, totally on the again of Formentor.

Through the Formentor’s first full yr on sale, it accounted for roughly 70 per cent of the sub-brand’s numbers.

In line with the Spanish agency, plug-in hybrid and full EV gross sales grew by 312 per cent to 60,600.

Choose fashions 2021 gross sales
Seat Arona 106,900
Seat Ibiza 95,800
Seat Leon 87,700
Cupra Formentor 54,600

All main markets besides Germany noticed improved gross sales. The group’s prime three had been Germany (104,100), Spain (81,800) and the UK (50,700).

Mannequin 2021 gross sales
Macan 88,362
Cayenne 83,071
Taycan 41,296
911 38,464
Panamera 30,220
718 20,502

Porsche bought a document 301,915 autos in 2021. Purists look away now: 56.8 per cent of those had been crossovers, and 23.7 per cent had been sedans.

The all-electric Taycan doubled its gross sales, whereas the 911 notched up its largest ever quantity.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Urus 5,240  +20.1 per cent
Huracán 2,435  +21.1 per cent
Aventador 628  -28.3 per cent

Lamborghini noticed its quantity soar 14.5 per cent to 8303 vehicles in 2021. There hefty will increase for each the “entry-level” Huracan, and the family-friendly Urus.

Though it’s the youngest member of the household, the Urus accounted for 63.1 per cent of the corporate’s gross sales.


Renualt-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance: 7.7 million

The Alliance noticed gross sales improve by 0.14 per cent to 7,680,014. A drop in gross sales by the Renault Group had been largely offset by a powerful efficiency from Mitsubishi Motors.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Renault Group 2,696,000 -4.46 per cent
Nissan 4,065,014 +0.89 per cent
Mitsubishi 919,000 +12.07 per cent
2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Renault 1,694,000 -5.31 per cent
Dacia 537,000 +3.07 per cent
Lada 385,000 +0.26 per cent
Different 80,000 -37.98 per cent

The Renault Group noticed slight beneficial properties at each of its finances manufacturers, Dacia and Lada, which assist to offset a decline at its namesake marque. We’re more likely to see a steep fall in Renault’s 2022 numbers as it’s reportedly planning to promote its controlling stake in Lada after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Gross sales within the “Different” class embody autos from Jinbei, Huasong, Alpine, and Renault Samsung Motors.

In line with Automotive News Renault Samsung bought simply 57,480 vehicles final yr, a drop of 36 per cent from 2020.

As a way to shore up its South Korean operation, the corporate will start producing Geely designed and engineered fashions from 2024.

Nissan Areas 2021 gross sales Change from 2020
China 1,381,494 -5.17 per cent
North America 1,281,663 +8.27 per cent
– USA 977,639 +8.72 per cent
– Canada 98,405 +11.25 per cent
– Mexico 204,569 +4.79 per cent
Japan 451,646 -3.60 per cent
– Kei vehicles 177,379 -12.30 per cent
Europe 372,338 -8.34 per cent
– Russia 53,377 -26.90 per cent
Remainder of the world 577,873 +12.44 per cent

A robust enchancment in North America helped Nissan improve gross sales marginally globally regardless of seeing falls in each different market.

Whereas there have been declines in China, Japan and Europe, North America helped to tug the automaker into the black on the again on new generations of widespread fashions.

Nissan USA fashions 2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Rogue 285,601 +25.3 per cent
Sentra 127,862 +35.1 per cent
Altima 103,776 -24.8 per cent
Kicks 82,960 +40.9 per cent
Versa 60,913 +26.2 per cent
Frontier 60,697 +10.7 per cent
Murano 46,115 -20.8 per cent
Pathfinder 41,324 -14.9 per cent
Titan 27,406 +3.6 per cent
Armada 22,815 +16.2 per cent
NV200 17,359 +1.4 per cent
Maxima 16,386 -9.7 per cent
Leaf 14,237 +48.9 per cent
NV  11,374 -25.4 per cent
GT-R 228 -24.8 per cent
370Z 37 -98.1 per cent

These figures from Good Car Bar Car present the affect of vastly improved product within the American vary. Most essential is the third-generation Rogue — generally known as the X-Path in the remainder of the world — which had its first full yr on sale.

The mid-size Frontier pickup (60,697) simply outsold the full-size Titan (27,406). Simply 14,237 Leaf hatchbacks moved out the door. For context, Tesla bought 14,452 Mannequin Y crossovers in April alone.

Over at Infiniti, gross sales dived 26.3 per cent to a mere 58,555. Each mannequin within the lineup dropped, however the QX60 — a extra luxurious tackle the Nissan Pathfinder — fell 74.5 per cent forward of the launch of a brand new era mannequin.

Mitsubishi Area 2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Japan 79,000 +12.86 per cent
– Common vehicles 36,000 +33.33 per cent
– Kei vehicles 43,000 (unchanged)
North America 154,000 +28.33 per cent
– USA 102,000 +15.91 per cent
Europe 135,000 -17.68 per cent
– Western Europe 102,000 -23.31 per cent
– Russia+ 33,000 +6.45 per cent
Asia 325,000 +11.68 per cent
– China 70,000 -12.50 per cent
– Thailand 48,000 -15.79 per cent
– Indonesia 104,000 +89.09 per cent
– Philippines 38,000 (unchanged)
Australia/NZ 88,000 +27.54 per cent
– Australia 68,000 +17.24 per cent
– New Zealand 20,000 +81.82 per cent
Latin America 54,000 +28.57 per cent
Center East and Africa 84,000 +31.25 per cent

Mitsubishi was the intense star within the Alliance in 2021 with large enhancements in most markets.

There was an enormous fall, nevertheless, in Europe. As a part of the leader-follower plan unveiled in mid-2020, Mitsubishi had initially deliberate to depart the Continent to be able to deal with growing markets.

In 2021 the corporate reversed course and determined to promote to remain in some European international locations with redesigned Renault fashions, together with a successor to the ASX primarily based on the Renault Captur.


Hyundai Motor Group: 6.7 million

Final yr the Hyundai Motor Group bought 6,667,085 autos throughout its three manufacturers, a rise of 5.0 per cent over 2020.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Hyundai 3,689,311 +2.13 per cent
Genesis 201,415 +52.07 per cent
Kia 2,776,359 +6.48 per cent

Each the mainstream Hyundai and Kia manufacturers had gross sales and manufacturing rebounds from 2020.

Genesis elevated its numbers by nearly 70,000 items, helped largely by the launch of the GV70 crossover.

South Korean mannequin 2021 gross sales
Hyundai gentle industrial autos 125,650
Kia Niro 119,424
Kia Morning (Picanto) 114,451
Kia Sportage 109,799
Kia Soul 96,121
Hyundai Grandeur 89,084
Kia Stonic 76,576
Kia Seltos 74,588
Hyundai Avante (Elantra) 71,036
Hyundai Sonata 63,109
Genesis G80 59,464
Kia Sorento 56,278
Hyundai Palisade 52,338
Kia Pleasure (Rio) 49,157
Hyundai Tucson 48,376
Kia Carnival 46,284
Hyundai Santa Fe 41,600
Genesis GV70 40,994
Kia Bongo Ⅲ (Truck) 34,408
Kia K3 33,774
Kia K5 / Optima 29,678
Hyundai HCV 28,658
Genesis GV80 24,591
Hyundai Ioniq 5 22,671
Kia EV6 18,459
Kia Stinger 17,007
Hyundai Venue 13,496
Hyundai Kona 12,244
Hyundai Casper 10,806
Hyundai Nexo 8,502
Genesis G70 7,429
Genesis G90 5,089
Kia Mohave / Borrego 1,404
Kia K7 / Cadenza 1,193
Genesis GV60 1,190
Hyundai Veloster 510
Kia Army 442
Kia K9 227
Kia Bus 6
Hyundai Ioniq 1
Hyundai i30 1

Whereas its neighbour throughout the ocean of Japan skews in direction of kei and metropolis vehicles — thanks largely to taxation charges, geography, and metropolis planning — South Korean gross sales are extra evenly distributed.

Though the highest 4 spots (Niro, Morning, Sportage, and Soul) are held by Kia, the model’s best-selling fashions are typically on the smaller-end of scale.

Hyundai alternatively has a better time promoting bigger autos, such because the Grandeur (fifth) and Sonata (ninth). Certainly the Genesis G80 managed to squeak into the ultimate prime 10 place.

Total Hyundai (726,838) outsold its sibling (535,016) of their house market.


Stellantis: 6.5 million

The Franco-Italian-American automaker noticed gross sales rebound by 3.9 per cent to six,583,269 autos in 2022. Whereas any upward development is sweet, the corporate is a great distance from the 8.1 million vehicles it bought in 2019 when it was separate underneath the Fiat Chrysler and Groupe PSA umbrellas.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Europe 3,102,000 +0.71 per cent
North America 2,004,000 -2.67 per cent
South America 812,000 +36.93 per cent
Center East and Africa 411,000 +3.79 per cent
Asia Pacific 230,000 +19.17 per cent
Maserati (world) 24,269 +41.38 per cent

As we famous when the 2 corporations merged in 2021, Stellantis remains to be very closely reliant on gross sales in Europe and North America.

Each areas are down considerably from the 2019 numbers, when the FCA and PSA bought a complete of 4.21 million autos in Europe, and a pair of.5 million autos in North America.

Stellantis is following FCA’s apply of largely not breaking down world gross sales by particular person manufacturers, but it surely did present particulars about Peugeot, Citroen and Maserati gross sales.

Peugeot bought 1,214,851 autos the world over in 2021, a claimed elevated of round 5 per cent from 2020.

The Peugeot model derives 77.7 per cent of its gross sales from Europe. Naturally its largest market is France, which accounts for 29.9 per cent of the worldwide complete.

2021 gross sales Change from 2021
Europe 943,805
– France 362,762 -2.63 per cent
– Italy 97,965 +5.12 per cent
– UK 91,006 +7.68 per cent
– Spain 88,453 -2.30 per cent
– Germany 63,161 -4.94 per cent
– Belgium & Luxembourg 41,433 -9.78 per cent
Center East and Africa 109,876
Latin America 83,429
China 37,815
India and Asia Pacific 28,637
Mexico 11,289

So far as fashions go, the model dished out some selective figures. The 208 gentle hatch was up 22.3 per cent to 270,700 gross sales, the 2008 crossover elevated 20.4 per cent to 247,600, and the 3008 improved 14.8 per cent to 180,000.

Its vans had been additionally widespread with the Companion up 7.5 per cent to 90,600, the Knowledgeable gaining 5.4 per cent to 65,900, and the Boxer up 5.5 per cent to 66,600 gross sales.

No figures had been equipped for the 308, which probably noticed a dip because of a generational changeover.

Citroen bought a complete of 796,868 vehicles final yr, a rise of seven.0 per cent over 2020.

Like Peugeot, Citroen nonetheless generates the overwhelming majority (78.3 per cent) of its gross sales from Europe, with France accounting for 28.1 per cent of its complete gross sales.

2021 gross sales Proportion change
Europe 624,140 +1.2 per cent
– France 223,625 -2.12 per cent
– Italy 76,488 -3.60 per cent
– Spain 70,919 +1.40 per cent
– UK 50,913 -8.28 per cent
– Germany 58,479 +11.65 per cent
Center East and Africa 61,695 +11.7 per cent
South America 48,615 +39 per cent
China 41,391 +101.7 per cent
India and Asia Pacific 8665 +14.2 per cent
Different 12,362

The double chevron model supplied a breakdown of its world gross sales by mannequin.

Whereas each mannequin out there in Europe is listed individually, Citroen didn’t break down numbers for China-specific fashions, such because the C3L sedan, C6 range-topping sedan, and C3-XR crossover.

These autos, in addition to the C-Elysee, which is bought in some growing markets, are lumped collectively within the Different class.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Ami 9183 +237.73 per cent
C1 36,559 -9.95 per cent
C3 199,295 +8.89 per cent
C3 Aircross 76,986 -9.22 per cent
C4 72,962 +1148 per cent
C4 Spacetourer 18,078 -36.97 per cent
C5 Aircross 76,362 -21.48 per cent
C5 X 12,000 (new mannequin)
Berlingo folks mover 33,313 -23.83 per cent
Berlingo van 79,124 -11.81 per cent
Jumper 71,203 +23.72 per cent
Jumpy / Dispatch 45,857 +13.83 per cent
Spacetourer 9657 +14.28 per cent
Different 56,289

The C3 small hatch is well Citroen’s mannequin widespread mannequin, accounting for 25.0 per cent of all gross sales.

Because the model is blurring the traces between conventional and crossover physique types with lots of its fashions, there are solely two devoted Aircross SUVs within the vary, which account for 19.2 per cent of its complete quantity.

Van-based autos make a big proportion (30.0 per cent) of Citroen’s gross sales, with the Berlingo vary (each folks mover and van) being the the marque’s second hottest mannequin total.

2021 US gross sales Change from 2020
Jeep 778,711 -2.09 per cent
Ram 647,331 +3.63 per cent
Dodge 215,724 -19.30 per cent
Chrysler 115,004 +4.11 per cent
Fiat 2,374 -44.83 per cent
Alfa Romeo 18,250 -1.81 per cent

Development at Ram was led largely by its Fiat-built vans, as gross sales of its signature pickup truck held regular at 569,388.

Spurred by the launch of a brand new era, the Grand Cherokee was up 26 per cent to 264,444. This wasn’t sufficient to offset giant drops by Jeep’s smaller fashions: the Renegade (down 25 per cent), Compass (off 30 per cent), and Cherokee (down 34 per cent).

There was a fall of 19.3 per cent at Dodge. Whereas gross sales of the Challenger (54,314) and Charger (78,389) improved a bit, and the Durango jumped 14 per cent to 65,935, the discontinuation of the Journey crossover and Grand Caravan folks mover that had the largest affect on the model’s numbers.

Regardless of manufacturing ending in 2020, Dodge nonetheless managed to promote 14,035 Journeys in 2021, down 65 per cent.

The discontinued Grand Caravan plummeted 92 per cent to 3037. Regardless of this, gross sales of the extra fashionable Chrysler Pacifica solely climbed 4500 items to 98,232.


Common Motors: 6.3 million

The Common noticed gross sales slip 7.9 per cent to six,291,000.

After the sale of Opel/Vauxhall in 2017, the following closure of Holden, and its withdrawal from all right-hand drive markets, GM focuses on 4 essential areas: the US and North America, China, the Center East, and Latin America.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
USA 2,218,000 -12.92 per cent
– Chevrolet vehicles 121,000 -42.65 per cent
– Chevrolet vehicles 807,000 -7.88 per cent
– Chevrolet crossovers 509,000 -21.93 per cent
– Cadillac 118,000 -8.53 per cent
– Buick 180,000 +10.43 per cent
– GMC 483,000 -6.40 per cent
Canada and Mexico 356,000 -5.57 per cent
Asia Pacific, Center East, Africa 3,323,000 -3.15 per cent
– Chevrolet 609,000 -20.29 per cent
– Wuling 1,426,000 +29.75 per cent
– Buick 816,000 -7.80 per cent
– Baojun 211,000 -47.51 per cent
– Cadillac 240,000 +1.27 per cent
– Different manufacturers 21,000 -52.27 per cent
South America 393,000 -16.38 per cent
Europe 1000 (unchanged)

Apart from Buick, each US model within the GM steady went backwards.

Within the numbers under from Good Car Bad Car we will see the mixed figures from the largely-identical Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra (778,688) make GM’s full-size pickup vary the most well-liked within the US forward of the Ford F-Sequence (726,003), and the Ram 1500 (569,388).

GM is slowly phasing out sedans from its mainstream US vary, with the Chevrolet Malibu (39,376) the corporate’s top-ranking three-box mannequin.

Down 61.6 per cent from 2020, the Malibu was outsold by the big-bucks Cadillac Escalade (39,376) and sat not too far forward of the Corvette (33,042).

The Camaro was down 26.5 per cent to 21,893.

US mannequin 2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Chevrolet Silverado 529,765 -10.7 per cent
GMC Sierra 248,923 -1.6 per cent
Chevrolet Equinox 165,325 -39.0 per cent
Chevrolet Traverse 116,251 -7.4 per cent
Chevrolet Tahoe 106,019 +20.2 per cent
Chevrolet TrailBlazer 90,163 +162.9 per cent
Chevrolet Suburban 85,159 +153.1 per cent
GMC Yukon 84,243 +32.8 per cent
Chevrolet Colorado 73,008 -24.1 per cent
Buick Encore GX 72,401 +71.4 per cent

Honda: 4.1 million

Honda bought 4,121,000 autos throughout the globe in 2021, a drop of 6.5 per cent from 2020.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Asia (ex. Japan) 1,971,000 -3.29 per cent
North America 1,360,000 -10.59 per cent
Japan 559,000 -6.99 per cent
Europe 100,000 -6.54 per cent
Different 131,000 -5.76 per cent

The corporate suffered declines in each area, particularly North America.

It ought to be famous, the gross sales figures reported by American Honda differ from these compiled by Honda headquarters again in Japan.

In line with the American department, Honda bought 1,466,630 autos within the US in 2021, which is definitely a rise of 8.9 per cent over the yr earlier than.

US mannequin US 2021 gross sales Change from 2020
CR-V 361,271 +8.33 per cent
Civic 263,787 +0.98 per cent
Accord 202,676 +1.61 per cent
Pilot 143,062 +15.55 per cent
HR-V 137,090 +63.15 per cent
Odyssey 76,125 -8.73 per cent
Passport 53,133 +34.29 per cent
Ridgeline 41,355 +28.56 per cent
Perception 19,431 +21.96 per cent
Match 8,695 -73.24 per cent
Readability 2,597 -38.39 per cent

The overwhelming majority of US gross sales (1,309,222) had been for Honda-branded autos, with Acura accounting for 157,408 autos or 10.7 per cent of the overall.

In line with the agency, 107,060 of its 2021 gross sales had been of electrified autos, primarily the Accord and CR-V hybrids, in addition to the Perception hybrid sedan. The Readability vary options plug-in hybrid, pure electrical, and hydrogen fuel-cell fashions.

Crossovers gross sales had been up 19.6 per cent to 694,556, and accounted for 53.1 per cent of the Honda model’s complete.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
MDX 60,057 +25.60 per cent
RDX 57,013 +8.01 per cent
TLX 26,100 +19.81 per cent
ILX 13,900 +3.62 per cent
RLX 214 -79.72 per cent
NSX 124 -3.13 per cent

Over at Acura, crossovers took 74.4 per cent of the gross sales pie. This may shift again barely in direction of sedans this yr if the recently-revealed Integra is properly obtained.


Ford Motor Company: 3.9 million

Ford and Lincoln noticed mixed gross sales slip 5.9 per cent to three,942,000 in 2021.

2021 Change from 2020
North America 2,006,000 -3.60 per cent
Europe 891,000 -12.65 per cent
China 649,000 +5.19 per cent
South America 81,000 -56.22 per cent
Remainder of the World 315,000 +10.92 per cent

As with each different automobile firm, Ford needed to cope with a scarcity of laptop chips final yr.

Along with this, it closed its factories in Brazil and considerably shrank its dealership community within the nation. With none locally-produced fashions, the corporate now depends on a fully-imported vary which is topic to excessive tariffs.

Lincoln is following within the footsteps of compatriot Cadillac, and aggressively focusing on the Chinese language market. Though the automaker didn’t present actual figures, final yr Lincoln bought extra autos in China than within the US.

In line with Good Car Bad Car, Lincoln gross sales within the US slipped 16.6 per cent to 87,929. The disparity is more likely to develop in 2022 with the corporate planning to launch the Zephyr sedan as a China-only mannequin.

US High 7 2021 US gross sales Change from 2020
F-Sequence 726,003 -7.8 per cent
Explorer 219,871 -2.8 per cent
Escape 145,415 -18.5 per cent
Bronco Sport 108,169 +2012 per cent
Transit 99,745 -24.2 per cent
Ranger 94,755 -6.6 per cent

In its house market, Ford bought 1,804,793 autos in 2021, a drop of 6.5 per cent. (Once more, these are figures from Good Car Bad Car.)

The Bronco Sport took some gross sales from the similarly-sized Escape, however grew Ford’s presence within the small crossover phase.

Elsewhere, the Mustang Mach-E managed 27,140 gross sales in its first full yr on sale, making it the model’s thirteenth hottest mannequin out of 17. It was wedged between the Bronco (35,023), deliveries of which solely started in June, and Transit Join (26,112).

EU mannequin 2021 European gross sales Change from 2020
Puma 132,455 +11.97%
Transit Customized 131,028 +13.02%
Kuga 106,294 +34.73%
Transit 102,520 +17.65%
Focus 94,707 -45.11%
Fiesta 81,618 -47.42%
Ranger 54,308 +25.92%
Transit Join 34,729 -6.92%
EcoSport 30,874 -34.42%
Tourneo Customized 24,703 -3.12%
Mustang Mach-E 23,424 (new mannequin)
Transit Courier 15,348 +0.64%
Mondeo 12,584 -40.09%
S-Max 7,430 -43.98%
Tourneo Join 6,711 -31.42%
Explorer 5,413 +115.92%
Galaxy 4,700 -42.13%
Mustang 3,700 -47.78%
Tourneo Courier 2,527 -64.86%
Edge 246 -93.39%
C-Max 3 -97.41%
Different 3,326 -42.75%

Gross sales fell sharply in Europe. The numbers for the Fiesta and Focus nearly halved from 2020. This was partially offset by will increase of their crossover siblings, the Puma and Kuga.

Curiously, Ford bought nearly as many Mustang Mach-E electrical crossovers in Europe because it did within the USA. Such a beneficiant allocation of EVs to Europe was in all probability a results of the EU’s CO2 restrict of 95g/km for a model’s common new automobile gross sales combine.

The times of the car-based folks mover are properly and actually over, with the Tourneo Customized doubling the mixed determine for the Galaxy and S-Max.


Suzuki: 2.8 million

Like compatriot Toyota, Suzuki was one of many few automakers which was in a position to develop gross sales considerably final yr. The small automobile specialist bought 2,763,000 autos final yr, a rise of 12.9 per cent.

The small automobile specialist noticed enchancment in its major market, India, the place its three way partnership Maruti Suzuki nonetheless enjoys roughly 50 per cent market share.

Though it mightn’t be the primary title western minds consider on the subject of Japanese producers, Suzuki (609,000) as soon as once more outsold Honda (559,000), Nissan (468,518), Mazda (155,000), Subaru (101,312) and Mitsubishi (79,000)

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Japan 609,000 -3.49 per cent
– kei automobile 509,000 -2.68 per cent
– common vehicles 99,000 -6.60 per cent
Europe 236,000 +19.80 per cent
Asia (ex. Japan) 1,688,000 +14.91 per cent
– India 1,398,000 +13.11 per cent
– Pakistan 122,000 +103.33 per cent
– Indonesia 90,000 +26.76 per cent
– Thailand 22,000 -15.38 per cent
Others 231,000 +54.00 per cent

BMW Group: 2.5 million

With its personal gross sales rising, and chief rival Daimler — now simply the Mercedes-Benz Group — falling, the BMW Group re-entered the worldwide prime 10 in 2021.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
BMW 2,213,795 +9.13 per cent
Mini 302,144 +3.33 per cent
Rolls-Royce 5586 +48.72 per cent

Thanks largely to the launch of i-branded EV variants of present mannequin traces, gross sales of electrified autos (plug-in hybrid and pure electrical) grew to 328,316 in 2021.

That’s improve of 70.4 per cent over 2020, that means electrified vehicles are actually answerable for 14.8 per cent of all the corporate’s gross sales.

Gross sales in most main markets grew aside from Germany, which fell 6.7 per cent regardless of European gross sales (948,087) bettering 3.9 per cent.

The corporate’s most essential international locations are China (846,237), the USA (366,574), and Germany (267,917).

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
3 Sequence & 4 Sequence 490,969 16.82 per cent
X3 & X4 414,671 19.31 per cent
5 Sequence & 6 Sequence 326,212 1.16 per cent
X1 & X2 311,928 2.52 per cent
1 Sequence & 2 Sequence 265,964 -1.10 per cent
X5 & X6 240,504 16.31 per cent
7 Sereis & 8 Sequence 62,628 -6.14 per cent
X7 54,957 12.86 per cent
iX, i3 & i8 31,179 10.71 per cent
Z4 14,778 -1.36 per cent

The core BMW model noticed gross sales enhance by 9.1 per cent to 2,213,790. Crossovers made up no less than 46.2 per cent of all BMWs bought, up from 44.7 per cent the yr earlier than.

The high-performance BMW M division additionally noticed a 13.4 per cent spike in gross sales with 163,542 vehicles bought in 2021.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Hatch 164,270 4.60 per cent
Countryman 82,363 5.99 per cent
Clubman 30,385 -7.81 per cent
Convertible 25,120 0.98 per cent

Mini gross sales improved 3.3 per cent to 302,138, with the Clubman wagon the one mannequin go backwards.

The electrical Mini Cooper SE three-door hatch discovered 34,851 houses in 2021, a rise of 98.2 per cent.

Including within the Countryman plug-in hybrid, electrified fashions accounted for about 18 per cent of the marque’s gross sales.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Cullinan 2,422 10.14 per cent
Ghost 1,909 489.20 per cent
Wraith & Daybreak 828 -5.15 per cent
Phantom 427 18.61 per cent

On the again of the brand new Ghost, Rolls-Royce gross sales soared 48.7 per cent to 5586. Whereas the Cullinan was nonetheless the model’s top-selling mannequin, conventional physique types as soon as once more accounted for almost all of gross sales.


Daimler: 2.3 million

With its personal gross sales falling by 5.4 per cent to 2,330,169, and BMW’s numbers rising, Daimler fell out of the worldwide prime 10 in 2021.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Crossovers & SUVs 946,600 +6.6 per cent
A-Class, B-Class, CLA 322,800 -28.1 per cent
E-Class 295,100 -11.1 per cent
C-Class 239,000 -22.7 per cent
S-Class 91,100 +62.7 per cent
Good 38,400 +9.1 per cent
SL, SLC, AMG GT 10,900 -39.4 per cent

Gross sales for the passenger automobile division, together with Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach, and Good, had been down 6.9 per cent to 1,943,930, whereas Mercedes-Benz Vans was up 3.1 per cent to 386,239.

Gross sales of coupes, convertibles, hatches, sedans and wagons fell throughout all mannequin traces, aside from the S-Class which was up dramatically because the seventh-generation W223 vary loved its first full yr on sale.

Sadly Mercedes-Benz doesn’t escape the numbers for its intensive crossover vary. Hopefully it will change subsequent yr.

2021 gross sales Change from 2021
Europe 662,288 -15.5 per cent
– Germany 218,366 -22.7 per cent
North America 290,627 +1.3 per cent
– USA 251,444 +1.1 per cent
Asia 931,596 -2.4 per cent
– China 734,658 -3.1 per cent
ROW 59,419 -4.5 per cent

There was a slight uptick in North America, large falls in Europe, and smaller declines elsewhere.


Geely/Volvo: 2.2 million

The Zhejiang Geely Group bought no less than 2,172,411 autos in 2021, a rise of three.8 per cent over 2020. The Chinese language automaker is made up of a number of enterprise items, together with Geely, Volvo, Proton, Lotus, and LEVC.

The corporate additionally owns 50 per cent of the Good model. We’ve rolled these numbers into Daimler’s in the interim as the entire 2021 vary was developed by Daimler. That can change in 2022 and 2023 when the Good #1 EV crossover is launched.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Geely* 1,328,329 +0.6 per cent
Volvo 698,700 +5.6 per cent
Proton 114,672 +4.5 per cent
Polestar 29,000 +185 per cent
Lotus 1,710 +24.1 per cent

Geely’s numbers embody gross sales from the Lynk & Co, Geometry and Zeekr manufacturers.

Many of the autos (1,213,021) from these 4 manufacturers had been bought in China, however Geely and Lynk & Co are bettering their presence abroad, with exports rising by 58 per cent to 115,008.

In line with the corporate, 100,126 — or about 7.5 per cent — of Geely’s gross sales had been of “new vitality autos”, which incorporates gentle hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and pure electrical autos.

These 4 manufacturers’ gross sales had been skewed in direction of crossovers (805,327), with sedans (510,524) and folks movers (12,178) making up the remaining.

Volvo mannequin 2021 gross sales Change from 2021
XC40 201,000 +8.41 per cent
XC60 215,600 +12.47 per cent
XC90 108,200 +16.97 per cent
V60 56,100 -13.56 per cent
S60 49,300 -5.74 per cent
S90 46,600 +1.30 per cent
V90 20,700 -19.14 per cent
C40 BEV 1200 (new)

Volvo noticed its gross sales figures rise by 5.6 per cent to 698,700.

The model plans on changing into totally electrical by 2030, however at current there are simply two EV fashions in its vary: the electric-only C40 crossover coupe, and the electrical variant of the XC40 crossover.

The XC40 EV (24,500) accounted for 12.2 per cent of all XC40 gross sales. Along with the C40, electrical vehicles made up 3.7 per cent of Volvo’s 2021 numbers.

Crossovers made up 75 per cent of Volvo’s quantity in 2021, and that’s with out counting the Cross Nation variations of the V60 and V90 wagons. Given these figures it’s no shock the corporate has promised to proceed providing sedans and wagons sooner or later, however unfold throughout fewer fashions.

The model’s prime 5 markets had been China (171,700), the USA (122,200), the UK (48,300), Sweden (47,800), and Germany (43,800).

Proton mannequin 2021 gross sales
Saga 42,627
X50 28,774
X70 16,375
Persona 16,153
Iriz 6,708
Exora 4,035

Proton noticed its complete world gross sales rise by 4.5 per cent to 114,708, the best since 2014.

Because of its full yr in manufacturing, the X50 crossover — basically a right-hand drive model of the Geely Coolray/Binyue — helped Proton to extend its share in Malaysia to 22.7 per cent in a shrinking total market.

Proton nonetheless performs second fiddle to Perodua.

Whereas the corporate is completely satisfied to tout the actual fact its exports greater than doubled in 2021, these autos solely accounted for 3018 of the model’s complete, which is a far cry from its halcyon days within the Nineteen Nineties when Proton was urgent into developed markets, corresponding to Australia and Europe.


Mazda: 1.2 million

Total gross sales had been down by 5.2 per cent to 1,178,000.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
Japan 155,000 -12.92 per cent
North America 387,000 0.78 per cent
– USA 289,000 +3.58 per cent
Europe 162,000 -10.00 per cent
China 198,000 -7.48 per cent
Others 275,000 -4.18 per cent
– Australia 87,000 +2.35 per cent
– ASEAN 70,000 -17.65 per cent

Tesla: 936,172

In a yr when everybody producer struggled with chip shortages, Toyota and Suzuki managed to publish double-digit development, however they had been each outdone by Tesla which just about doubled its gross sales to blow previous Subaru.

On the again of robust demand for the Mannequin 3 sedan, and bettering provide of the associated Mannequin Y crossover, Tesla’s gross sales grew 87.4 per cent to 936,172.

2021 world gross sales Change from 2020
Mannequin S/X 24,964 -56.23%
Mannequin 3/Y 911,208 +105.92%

When gross sales of the Mannequin S/X peaked in 2015, it appeared unlikely to many Tesla would see gross sales develop eight-fold within the following 5 years with one million in sight.

These numbers are more likely to develop considerably because of the latest opening of the corporate’s manufacturing unit in Berlin, Germany, and a plant in Austin, Texas, because of open in 2022.

From the figures under, which we obtained from Good Car Bad Car, we all know gross sales within the US grew simply 3.1 per cent in 2021 to 301,998.

Final yr US gross sales accounted for 32.3 per cent of the corporate’s complete, down from 58.6 per cent from 2020.

Simply as Tesla deprioritised gross sales of the Mannequin S and Mannequin X when Mannequin 3 manufacturing hit its stride within the States, the same state of affairs is enjoying out now with the Mannequin Y.

2021 US gross sales Change from 2020
Tesla Mannequin 3 121,610 -41.1 per cent
Tesla Mannequin S 11,556 -43.1 per cent
Tesla Mannequin X 7,305 -72.0 per cent
Tesla Mannequin Y 161,527 303.8 per cent

Subaru: 860,311

The all-wheel drive model bought 860,311 the world over in 2021, a drop of two.2 per cent from 2020.

Regardless of being a Japanese firm, Subaru is extra reliant on the US than any of the Large Three, with 67.9 per cent of the automaker’s gross sales coming from the Land of the Free.

By comparability, Ford derived 45.8 per cent of its quantity from the US, GM 35.5 per cent, and Stellantis simply 27.0 per cent.

2021 gross sales Change from 2020
US 583,810 -4.60 per cent
Japan 101,312 -4.01 per cent
– Common 83,114 -1.96 per cent
– Kei 18,198 -12.37 per cent
Canada 56,870 +9.09 per cent
Australia 37,015 +17.50 per cent
Europe 22,153 +10.95 per cent
China 16,768 -25.00 per cent
Russia 5,704 -9.56 per cent
Different 36,679 +23.54 per cent

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