1. Volkswagen Group: Volkswagen Group is the world’s ninth-largest company in terms of revenue ($278.34 billion). The group holds commercial car names Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, and Škoda.
  2. Toyota: Toyota has a market capitalization of $272.61 billion. It manufactures automobiles under five business units: Toyota, Lexus, Hino, Ranz, and Daihatsu.
  3. Daimler: This German giant owns Mercedes-Benz Cars, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Mobility. In 2018, it generated an income of $196.51 billion.
  4. Ford Motors: Having sold away Volvo, Jaguar, and Range Rover, Ford Motors now produces cars under Ford, Lincoln, and Troller brands. Additionally, it has stakes in Aston Martin & Jiangling Motors. In 2018, its revenue amounted to $160.34 billion.
  5. General Motors: The American multinational corporation holds over 25 brands. Its vehicle marques include GMC, Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, and Holden. General Motors made $147.05 billion last year.
  6. Honda Motor: The firm owns Honda & Acura, and is also one of Japan’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers. Honda Motor posted $143.4 billion in sales last year.
  7. SAIC Motor: One of China’s ‘Big Four’ state-owned automobile companies, SAIC Motor accounts for 24.1% of the country’s market. In 2018, it achieved a sales volume of 7.05 million & made $136.4 billion in revenue. The company’s fully-owned brands are Maxus, MG, Roewe, and Yuejin.
  8. BMW Group: The group handles BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce brands. The business was established in 1916 and started by manufacturing aircraft engines, followed by motorcycles & engines. It only started producing cars in the 1930s. Today, it is among the world’s best-known automobile marques. In 2018, its total revenue was $115.04 billion.
  9. Nissan Motor: This Japanese brand operates Nissan, Datsun, and Infiniti brands. In 2018, it reached a sales volume of 5.1 million for its light vehicles segment & generated $104.4 billion. Nissan Motor is also the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles.
  10. China FAW Group: Yet another of China’s ‘Big Four’ automakers, China FAW Group had a revenue of $89.8 billion last year. Its passenger car brands include Hongqi, Besturn, and Senia. In FY2017, the company sold 3.346 million units.