Carlos Ghosn’s Reluctant Global Giant

Carlos Ghosn  Japan Chamber of Commerce -25- Picture courtesy Bertel Schmitt

Who is the world’s 4th-largest automaker after Toyota, Volkswagen, and GM? The stats say it’s Hyundai, but it is not true. For the past several years, the 4th-largest automaker has been the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and this year is no different.

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World’s Largest Automakers
12 Month 2015
Jan-Dec 2015 Jan-Dec 2014 YoY
Toyota 10,083,783 10,285,546 -2.0%
Volkswagen 9,930,600 10,137,400 -2.0%
GM 9,800,000 9,924,880 -1.3%
Renault-Nissan 8,528,887 8,470,610 0.7%
Hyundai Group 7,880,955 7,861,292 0.3%
Ford 6,635,000 6,323,000 4.9%
Source: Company data.