Sinceaccording to estimates, in January, it sold 7.8 million cars, which is 6.4% more than the year before. In February sales declined slightly to 6.7 million units (-1,1%), but in March was again recorded growth of 1.6% to 9.3 million vehicles. The overall result of the first quarter – 24,08 million vehicles and 2.9% growth.
On the basis of sales in the first three months of the current year in the first place by a considerable margin is Toyota, realize 2 140 000 cars, which is 0.4% over 2017.
Second place with a growth of 3.9% for Volkswagen, and growth in the U.S. market was 13%. The German concern has sold 1 744 000 cars. Rounding out the top three Ford, which became one of the two brands in the top ten with falling sales.
TOP 10 brands in sales in the first quarter of 2018
|Place||Brand||Number of cars sold||The difference with the first quarter of 2017|
|1||Toyota||2 143 136||+0,4%|
|2||Volkswagen||1 741 200||+3,9%|
|3||Ford||1 413 694||-7,2%|
|4||Nissan||1 268 815||+0,4%|
|5||Honda||1 122 068||+1,1%|
|6||Hyundai||1 202 051||-0,2%|
Focus2move experts noted that the global market for new cars is growing incessantly since 2009 by 2-3% annually. Over the last five years the market has grown from 80 to 94 million units. It is expected that in 2018 the total market will reach 98 million vehicles and will reach the mark of 100 million in the next.