Mexico: Audi, BMW, Nissan/Daimler, and Kia race to build new plants

Record 1.86 million light vehicles produced in first seven months of 2014



Mexican light vehicle production and exports
Why Mexico is appealing as production and export hub

 A favorable geographic location, low labor costs, and free trade agreements with 45 nations and regions make Mexico advantageous to become a production and export hub of automobiles.

Production and exports hit record highs both for 2013 and January-July period of 2014

 Based on AMIA's data, Mexican light vehicle production and exports increased to 2.93 million units and 2.42 million units, respectively, in 2013, both hitting record highs. For the January-July period of 2014, production and exports also reached their record performances for the period.

 According to LMC Automotive's latest forecast (in July 2014), 2014 Mexican production will rise to 3.17 million units. LMCA forecasts that Mexican production is expected to grow further over next three years and will climb to 4.17 million units in 2017.

OEMs rushing to build new plants

 Following Nissan, Honda and Mazda, Audi is scheduled to start operations of a new plant in 2016. Nissan and Daimler will produce premium compact vehicles at a new joint venture facility from 2017. BMW will build its first plant in Mexico and start production in 2019. South Korea's Kia Motors has also announced a plan to build a new plant.

Sales top one million units in 2013 and rise slightly for January-July period of 2014

 Mexican light vehicle sales in 2013 grew 7.7% year-on-year (y/y) to 1.06 million units, marking the highest since 2007. Nevertheless, sales for the January-July period of 2014 increased only slightly to 600,000 units, up 1.3% y/y.

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81% of Mexican output exported during January-July period of 2014

  In 2013, Mexican light vehicle production (excluding medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles) increased by 1.7% year-on-year (y/y) to a record high of 2.93 million units. Exports from Mexico also reached a record 2.42 million units, accounting for 82.6% of output. During the January-July period of 2014, production climbed 7.5% y/y to 1.86 million units while exports rose to 1.51 million units, amounting to 81.1% of production. Both production and exports hit record highs for the period.

  In Mexico, three US OEMs, four Japanese OEMs (including Mazda from 2014), and VW are producing light vehicles. Among them, Nissan is the largest maker, building 680,000 units in 2013. Nissan has started operations of its third plant in Mexico in November 2013, thereby boosting its annual production capacity from 680,000 to 850,000. In the same year, GM built 646,000 units, up 13.1% y/y, with increased production of the Silverado full-size pickup, Trax compact SUV, and Sonic compact sedan. Ford's output also grew 16.3% y/y to 525,000 units, led by an increase in production of the Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ. On the other hand, VW's production fell 14.6% y/y to 516,000 units.

  For the January-July period of 2014, Nissan and GM built 470,000 and 411,000 units, up 18.0% and 13.1% y/y, respectively. Honda's output surged 63.0% y/y to 60,000 units owing to the opening of its second plant. Mazda, which has started operations of its first plant in the country, produced 37,000 units.

  Regarding light vehicle sales in Mexico by OEM for the January-July period of 2014, Renault-Nissan ranked first with sales of 164,000 units. Renault-Nissan's market share amounted to 27.6%. GM's market share was 19.3% with sales of 115,000 units, while VW, which sold 109,000 units, accounted for 18.2%. The three OEMs were followed by Ford and Fiat-Chrysler. Mazda, which has just started local production in 2014, gained a share of 3.5% with sales of 21,000 units.


Mexican light vehicle production by OEM Light vehicle market share in Mexico


Mexican light vehicle production, exports and sales

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Jan.-Jul.
Production 1,507,527 2,260,776 2,557,550 2,884,869 2,933,465 1,727,473 1,857,228
Exports 1,223,333 1,859,517 2,143,884 2,355,564 2,423,084 1,353,821 1,505,505
Exports/Production 81.1% 82.3% 83.8% 81.7% 82.6% 78.4% 81.1%
Sales in Mexico 754,918 820,406 905,886 987,747 1,063,363 588,632 596,571
Source: Asociacion Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz (AMIA)
(Note) 1. The above data show total of light vehicles (passenger cars and light trucks) and exclude medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses.
2. Sales in Mexico include locally-built vehicles and imports.


Light vehicle production, exports and sales in Mexico by OEM

Production Exports Sales in Mexico
2012 2013 YoY 2012 2013 2012 2013
GM 570,942 645,823 13.1% 465,277 525,733 186,383 201,604
Ford 451,648 525,220 16.3% 384,665 520,217 84,382 87,487
Fiat-Chrysler 455,334 439,110 -3.6% 424,754 402,105 93,154 87,306
VW 604,508 516,146 -14.6% 518,132 423,937 165,220 189,991
Renault-Nissan 683,520 680,213 -0.5% 467,338 449,570 270,728 285,653
Toyota 55,661 63,724 14.5% 55,661 63,724 56,278 60,740
Honda 63,256 63,229 0.0% 39,737 37,798 54,515 60,951
Others - - - - - 77,087 89,631
Total 2,884,869 2,933,465 1.7% 2,355,564 2,423,084 987,747 1,063,363


Production Exports Domestic sales
YoY Jan.-Jul.
GM 363,336 410,889 13.1% 277,308 332,833 112,774 115,419
Ford 312,003 265,325 -15.0% 261,991 256,276 49,073 44,642
Fiat-Chrysler 248,629 290,883 17.0% 230,351 266,283 49,181 42,154
VW 331,981 281,757 -15.1% 274,432 236,296 105,064 108,548
Renault-Nissan 398,433 470,099 18.0% 253,529 310,742 159,199 164,425
Toyota 36,457 41,178 12.9% 36,457 41,178 31,768 34,299
Honda 36,634 59,709 63.0% 19,753 34,760 33,063 30,623
Mazda 0 37,388 0 27,137 17,833 20,826
Others 30,677 35,635
Total 1,727,473 1,857,228 7.5% 1,353,821 1,505,505 588,632 596,571

Source: AMIA


Exports from Mexico by destination

Exports of light vehicles from Mexico by destination For the January-July period of 2014, light vehicle exports from Mexico grew 11.2% y/y to 1.51 million units. Exports to the U.S. amounted to 1.08 million, up 19.7% y/y, accounting for 71.5% of the overall exports. Those for North America including Canada took up 80.8% of the total. Exports to Europe, where the market is still sluggish, dropped 38.5% y/y. Those for Latin America decreased by 9.2% y/y as the values of tariff-free exports to Brazil and Argentina have been restricted since 2012. On the other hand, exports to Asia increased by 36.3% y/y while export volume amounted to only 57,000 units.



Major OEMs' light vehicle plants in Mexico

 Listed below are outlines of vehicle assembly plants of 11 major automakers that are building light vehicles in Mexico (including plans). Nissan opened a second plant in Aguascalientes at the end of 2013. In the beginning of 2014, Honda started operations at a new plant in Celaya while Mazda opened its first plant in Mexico located in Salamanca.

 For the January-June period of 2014, GM's production at its Silao plant grew with increased production of the Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup. Fiat-Chrysler's output at its Saltillo plant also increased significantly as production of the Ram ProMaster, a large commercial van based on the Fiat Ducato, increased.

 As for new models being or to be produced in Mexico, VW has started assembling the new Golf at its Puebla plant in January 2014. The automaker plans to manufacture a new four-door coupe to be launched around 2016 at the same plant. Honda has begun building the Fit compact car at its Celaya plant in February 2014. From the end of the same year at the same plant, Honda is scheduled to produce the HR-V compact SUV (known as the Vezel in Japan) to be released for the North American market. Mazda has started manufacturing the Mazda3 at its new plant in January 2014. The company will begin production of the Mazda2 by the end of 2014, and a Toyota brand car based on the Mazda2 in the summer of 2015.

 Among the OEMs planning new production facilities, Audi of the VW Group and Kia Motors of the Hyundai Motor Group plan to start operations of their respective new plants in 2016. Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance will establish a joint venture and begin production at their plant in 2017. BMW has a plan to build a new plant which will come online in 2019. According to the media reports, Toyota is also examining a plan to construct a new plant in Mexico.

Major OEMs' light vehicle production facilities in Mexico

OEM Plant Models produced at plant Production volume (units)
2013 Jan.-Jun.
GM Ramos Arizpe Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Captiva Sports, Chevrolet Sonic, Chevrolet City Express (based on Nissan NV200, from fall 2014) 186,097 92,324 101,128
Silao Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Avalanche, Cadillac Escalade 332,454 146,827 188,341
San Luis Potosi Chevrolet Aveo, Trax 127,485 63,990 64,243
GM Sub-total 646,036 303,141 353,712
Ford Hermosillo Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ 375,588 194,755 167,689
Cuautitlan Ford Fiesta 139,807 70,258 59,694
Ford Sub-total 515,395 265,013 227,383
Fiat-Chrysler Saltillo Ram Pickup, Ram ProMaster (based on Fiat Ducato, from July 2013) 203,158 88,276 124,268
Toluca Dodge Journey/Fiat Freemont, Fiat 500 236,623 124,683 119,000
Chrysler Sub-total 439,781 212,959 243,268
Puebla VW Beetle, Bora, Jetta, Golf (from January 2014), new four-door coupe (from 2016) 516,146 292,749 248,443
San Jose Chiapa Audi Q5 (from 2016) Annual production capacity:
150,000 units
VW Sub-total 516,146 292,749 248,443
BMW San Luis Potosi Models to be determined (production to start in 2019) Annual production capacity:
150,000 units
Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance Aguascalientes Daimler and Renault-Nissan's joint venture
Infiniti models (from 2017)
Mercedes-Benz models (from 2018)
Annual production capacity: 300,000 units (at full-scale operations in 2021)
Nissan Aguascalientes
first plant
Nissan Sentra, Versa, Tiida, Micra (sold as the March in Japan), Versa Note 415,691 205,538 207,561
second plant
Sentra (from November 2013) 6,213 - 73,541
Cuernavaca Nissan Tsuru, Tiida, NV200, Chevrolet City Express (based on NV200, from fall 2014), NP300, Frontier, Pickup, chassis 258,309 144,399 131,210
Nissan Sub-total 680,213 349,937 412,312
Toyota Tijuana Toyota Tacoma 63,694 31,597 34,404
Honda El Salto Honda CR-V 63,172 30,506 31,619
Celaya Honda Fit (from February 2014), HR-V (Sold as the Vezel in Japan, from end of 2014) - - 17,936
Honda Sub-total 63,172 30,506 49,555
Mazda Salamanca Mazda3 (Sold as the Axela in Japan, from January 2014), Mazda2 (Sold as the Demio in Japan, from 2014), Toyota brand compact car (based on the Mazda2, from summer 2015) - - 25,466
Hyundai Motor
(Kia Motors)
Monterrey Models to be determined (production to start in 2016) Annual production capacity:
300,000 units
Source: Ward's Automotive Yearbook, Ward's Automotive Report
(Note) 1. Production volumes above are based on Ward's reports and do not coincide with AMIA's data.
2. In Mexico, besides the OEMs listed above, Isuzu, Hino, Daimler, Volvo Trucks, Scania, MAN, Paccar, and Navistar are producing medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Their production totaled 128,000 units in 2013.



Three US OEMs: GM, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler

GM to procure Nissan NV200 for sale as Chevrolet City Express

 In May 2013, GM and Nissan announced they have signed an agreement for GM to procure the NV 200 small commercial van from Nissan and to distribute the model as the Chevrolet City Express in North America starting in the fall of 2014. The City Express will be assembled at Nissan's Cuernavaca plant in Mexico. Then, GM will revamp the van including its front and rear styles as the Chevrolet model at its Ramos Arizpe plant. Through this agreement, GM aims to expand its portfolio of commercial vehicles and Nissan intends to enhance its manufacturing efficiency and growth.


Ford to shift production of new F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks to the US

 Ford plans to transfer production of the new F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks on sale in the spring of 2015 from Mexico to the U.S. At present, the company is building these models at the Escobedo plant owned by Blue Diamond Truck LLC, a joint venture between Ford and Navistar International. Under the labor agreement signed by Ford and the UAW in 2011, production of the next-generation models of these trucks will be shifted to Ford's Avon Lake plant in Ohio, the U.S. in early 2015.


Fiat-Chrysler invests USD 1,249 million in two plants in Saltillo

Production of Ram ProMaster at new plant  Fiat-Chrysler made investments totaling USD 1,249 million in two plants in Saltillo, Mexico. USD 1,085 million was used for constructing a new plant to produce the Ram ProMaster, a new large van. Operations of the new plant have started in July 2013. At the plant, the company is now producing the Ram ProMaster based on the Fiat Ducato for sale in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.
Renovation of engine plant  USD 164 million was invested in the Saltillo North engine plant to add a new production line for assembling Tigershark engines. While the plant has been manufacturing the company's flagship HEMI V8 engines, it has also started production of the 2.0- and 2.4-liter Tigershark engines in the first quarter of 2014.

(Note) Fiat-Chrysler's new light commercial vehicle, the Ram ProMaster City based on the Fiat Doblo, will be launched in North America as a 2015 model. Although the model had been projected to be built in Mexico, Fiat-Chrysler determined to produce it at the TOFAS plant in Turkey (announced in June 2014).



European and Korean OEMs: BMW, Audi, Daimler/Nissan, and Kia to build new plants

BMW to construct new plant with annual capacity of 150,000 units

 In July 2014, BMW announced a plan to construct a new plant close to the city of San Luis Potosi. With an investment of USD 1 billion, the plant is scheduled to start operations in 2019. It will have an annual capacity of 150,000 units. Models to be produced at the plant will be determined later. The workforce will reach around 1,500 people at the start of production.
 BMW already disclosed an investment of USD 1 billion at its existing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA in March 2014. This will boost the plant's annual production capacity to 450,000 units. In May 2014, the company told that it would invest USD 200 million at the joint venture carbon fiber plant established with the SGL Group in Moses Lake, Washington, the U.S. With the additional investment at the new plant in Mexico, BMW plans to invest total of USD 2.2 billion in NAFTA regions by 2019.


VW adds investment at engine plant; production of new Golf starts

Additional investment for engine plant  In November 2013, VW announced an additional investment of USD 118 million at its Silao engine plant in Guanajuato. The new funding will be used to manufacture new variable camshaft systems for EA888 TSI engines. VW will add a 37,000-square-meter building to the existing plant with an area of 120,000 square meters. Production at the new building is planned to start in the first quarter of 2016. This engine plant was opened in January 2013 with an investment of USD 550 million. Its annual production capacity is 330,000 engines.
Production of new Golf starts  VW has begun production of the new Golf at its Puebla plant in Mexico in January 2014. An investment of USD 700 million was used to renovate the plant's facilities to assemble the new Golf. The VW Group has a plan to invest a total of USD 7 billion in North America during the five-year period of 2014-2018 to develop new models and enhance production capabilities. The Group aims to sell one million VW and Audi vehicles per year in the U.S. by 2018.
New four-door coupe  VW unveiled the New Midsize Coupe (NMC) concept at the Beijing Auto Show held in April 2014. This new four-door coupe, a fusion of a sedan and a sport car, is positioned beneath the Passat CC. The new coupe will be underpinned by the VW Group's latest MQB module and come with a 2.0-liter direct-injection inline-four-cylinder gasoline TSI engine with a turbocharger and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The production version of the NMC is planned to be launched around 2016. The model will be produced at the joint venture plant established with SAIC Motor in China, and at VW's Puebla plant in Mexico.

Audi to produce Q5 at new plant from mid-2016

 Audi of the VW Group has been building its first North American plant in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico since May 2013. As construction work is proceeding on schedule, the automaker plans to start series production of the Audi Q5 medium SUV in mid-2016. The new plant will have an annual capacity of 150,000 units. A supplier park will also be constructed at the site next to the plant. Audi projects that 65% of components for the Q5 in value terms will be procured in North America. In the medium term, the company intends to achieve 90% of localization.


Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance to build joint venture plant

 In June 2014, Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance announced a plan to build a joint venture plant in Aguascalientes in north-central Mexico. The two companies have agreed to establish a fifty-fifty joint venture which will construct a new plant next to Nissan's existing Aguascalientes plant. The companies will equally divide investment costs of EUR 1 billion. Start of production is planned for 2017 with Infiniti models. Production of Mercedes-Benz vehicles will follow in 2018. The new plant will have an annual capacity of 300,000 units when fully ramped up in 2021.
 Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance will also develop a new platform jointly for next-generation premium compact vehicles to be produced at the new plant. The Vehicles under two brands will differ from each other in terms of product designs and specifications. Using this platform, Nissan plans to build the Infiniti Q30, a fusion of a coupe, hatchback, and crossover, from 2017 and to follow it up with two more models including a compact SUV by 2020. The two companies consider that joint development of premium compact vehicles and joint production in Mexico represent one of the most important projects which will take their partnership to the next level.


Kia Motors to build new plant; Hyundai Motor distributes under own brand

Kia to build new plant  In August 2014, Kia Motors of the Hyundai Motor Group announced a plan to build a Group's first plant in Mexico. The new plant is projected to have an annual capacity of 300,000 units and to come online in 2016. A total investment is planned to be around USD 1 billion. From the new plant, Kia will supply the vehicles to Mexico as well as to the U.S. and South American countries. Currently Kia is operating plants in Korea, the U.S., China and Slovakia.
Hyundai sets up its own dealer network  Hyundai Motor used to supply the Hyundai Accent and Hyundai i10 compact vehicles to Chrysler de Mexico during the period between 2000 and 2013. Chrysler distributed them in Mexico as the Dodge Attitude and Dodge i10. However, Hyundai terminated the supply contract with Chrysler and set up its own dealer network in the country in 2014. Hyundai sold 1,002 vehicles under its own brand in June 2014.



Japanese OEMs: Nissan, Honda and Mazda start operations of new plants

Nissan boosts annual capacity to 850,000 units; Leaf electric vehicle launched in Mexico

Operations start at new plant  Nissan has completed the first phase of construction at the Aguascalientes second plant, its third plant in Mexico. Operations started in November 2013. A total of USD 2 billion was invested in the first phase of construction. Initially, the new plant has an annual capacity of 175,000 units. At the plant, Nissan is assembling the Sentra compact car, which is exported to more than 20 countries. With the third plant coming on stream, Nissan's annual production capacity in Mexico expanded from 680,000 to 850,000 units. The automaker's midterm goal is to produce 1 million vehicles per year in the country.
Launch of Leaf electric vehicle  In June 2014, Nissan has released the Leaf in Mexico, the first 100 percent electric vehicle to be marketed in the country. In Mexico, the Leaf is available in a version with Around View Monitor, a fast-charging port, leather seats, a 7-inch touch screen and many other features. Initially, the Leaf will be distributed only through Nissan's certified dealership network in Mexico City. In addition, Nissan is striving to develop the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles. Nissan and the Government of the State of Morelos have taken the initiative to create the first electric corridor (charging station network) in Latin America that will be located between Cuernavaca and Mexico City.


Honda to produce HR-V following Fit at new plant; new CVT plant to be constructed

Production starts at new plant  Honda started production of the new Fit at a new automobile plant in Celaya, Guanajuato, in February 2014. With an investment of USD 800 million, the new plant has an annual capacity of 200,000 units. It has adopted the latest manufacturing technologies developed at Honda's new Yorii plant in Japan. With the Celaya plant starting operations, Honda's annual production capacity in Mexico expanded to 263,000 units and that in North America increased to 1.92 million units. As a result, more than 95% of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in North America will be produced locally.
HR-V to be built at Celaya plant  Honda unveiled the name and photo of the HR-V (known as the Vezel in Japan), a new compact SUV, at the New York International Auto Show held in April 2014. Built on the same platform that underpins the Fit subcompact, the HR-V is positioned below the CR-V in both size and price. The HR-V is planned to be launched in North America in early 2015. Production of the compact SUV will start at the end of 2014 at the Celaya plant where the Fit is assembled.
New CVT plant to be constructed  Since September 2013, Honda's new transmission plant has been under construction at the same site of the Celaya vehicle plant with an investment of USD 470 million. The automaker plans to start production of CVTs in the second half of 2015. Initially, the plant's annual capacity will be 350,000 units. Honda plans to raise the annual capacity to 700,000 units in the future. With this plant coming online, Honda's annual production capacity of transmissions in North America will increase to 1.7 million units in 2016 and to more than 2 million units when the Mexican plant reaches full capacity.


Mazda starts production of Mazda3; Mazda2 and Toyota vehicle to be built at new plant

 Mazda has built a new plant in Salamanca, Guanajuato. This is Mazda's first overseas plant in 28 years and the most important global strategic base for the structural reform plan. Production of the Mazda3 (sold as the Axela in Japan) started in January 2014. The plant is expected to add production of the Mazda2 (sold as the Demio in Japan) by the end of 2014 and a Toyota compact car based on the Mazda2 in the summer of 2015. Initially, the plant's annual capacity is 140,000 units, and will be boosted to 230,000 units by March 2016.
 Mazda's new plant is a joint venture established with Sumitomo Corporation. The plant represents not only a production base for Mexico and the U.S., but also an export base to Latin America and Europe. It consists of an integrated vehicle production plant and an engine assembly plant. In October 2014, an engine machining plant, which is under construction with an additional investment, will start operations. This plant will manufacture cylinder blocks and cylinder heads. Initially, Mazda will locally procure 50% of the components of Mazda vehicles at its new Mexican plant. However, Mazda will raise the local content to 62.5% within five years. A total investment will amount to USD 770 million.


Mitsubishi Motors to supply Thai-made Attrage to Chrysler de Mexico

 Mitsubishi Motors and Chrysler de Mexico signed an agreement that Mitsubishi will supply the Attrage global compact sedan to Chrysler for five years starting in November 2014 (announced in July 2014). Mitsubishi is projected to annually supply more than 10,000 units of the Attrage produced at its Laemchabang plant in Thailand. Chrysler will distribute the vehicle under the Dodge brand only in Mexico.
 Mitsubishi has been distributing its vehicles in Mexico through Chrysler de Mexico since 2003. In addition to supplying the Attrage, Mitsubishi plans to distribute 3,000 units of the Mirage hatchback, a base model of the Attrage, per year under Mitsubishi brand in Mexico. With this agreement, Mitsubishi aims to enhance the operating rate at its Thai plant.



Sales Forecast by LMC Automotive: Mexican sales to increase to 1.27 million units in 2017

(LMC Automotive, Quarter 2, 2014)

Mexican light vehicle sales forecast by group  The Mexican market made a solid improvement in 2013, with total light vehicle sales returning to the one million-unit level for the first time since 2008. Sales increased by 7.7% to just below 1.06 million units in 2013. Since the beginning of this year, however, sales growth has stalled. Due to the weaker-than-expected sales through April and a slow economic recovery in both Mexico and the US, Mexican sales are now projected to be 1.06 million units in 2014, virtually flat from last year.

  As for the medium- and long-term outlook, the country's young and growing population will continue to help boost sales, while the market's already relatively light vehicle density will constrain sales growth over the long term. Sales are expected to increase by 5-6% over the next three years and will reach 1.27 million units in 2017. Successful implementation of structural reform, such as the privatization of the oil sector, could boost both the economy and vehicle sales more than we currently expect.

Mexican light vehicle sales forecast by make

SALES GROUP GLOBAL MAKE 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total 898,556 981,435 1,057,483 1,062,562 1,128,332 1,206,361 1,271,182
Jeep 21,173 22,907 22,276 26,241 29,522 26,948 29,629
Dodge 22,826 22,196 20,520 15,612 16,939 14,630 19,274
Fiat 2,823 5,343 8,602 10,812 13,698 14,858 15,786
RAM 9,325 9,903 9,117 8,743 10,048 10,279 13,871
Chrysler 4,692 4,922 4,371 5,105 6,830 8,980 9,660
Maserati 0 127 469 401 487 541 431
Alfa Romeo 20 92 104 125 159 375 1,017
Fiat-Chrysler Group Sub-total 60,859 65,490 65,459 67,039 77,683 76,611 89,668
Ford Group Ford 84,307 80,442 84,098 84,617 97,411 103,351 106,263
Lincoln 2,016 2,026 1,766 2,142 2,775 3,031 3,176
Ford Group Sub-total 86,323 82,468 85,864 86,759 100,186 106,382 109,439
General Motors
Chevrolet 161,484 179,418 193,072 183,268 188,752 212,085 223,977
GMC 4,404 4,585 5,009 6,107 7,136 7,440 7,964
Buick 1,103 1,122 2,319 2,587 2,938 3,231 3,448
Cadillac 1,414 1,398 1,204 1,328 1,529 1,808 2,041
General Motors Group Sub-total 168,405 186,523 201,604 193,290 200,355 224,564 237,430
BMW Group BMW 6,636 8,006 9,635 9,660 10,397 11,450 12,374
MINI 3,003 3,695 3,888 3,526 4,236 4,276 4,590
BMW Group Sub-total 9,639 11,701 13,523 13,186 14,633 15,726 16,964
Daimler Group Mercedes-Benz 7,695 8,966 8,871 10,532 14,085 15,295 16,009
Smart 1,470 1,758 1,676 1,432 2,382 2,590 2,572
Daimler Group Sub-total 9,165 10,724 10,547 11,964 16,467 17,885 18,581
Volkswagen 126,830 133,964 156,313 161,642 158,055 168,457 175,253
SEAT 18,115 21,114 21,189 20,779 23,292 26,508 28,112
Audi 8,060 9,491 11,712 12,728 13,353 13,720 14,804
Porsche 539 650 765 939 988 1,084 1,175
Bentley 6 10 12 15 24 29 30
Volkswagen Group Sub-total 153,550 165,229 189,991 196,103 195,712 209,798 219,374
PSA Group Peugeot 5,544 4,701 6,733 7,504 9,758 11,172 12,321
Nissan 224,248 244,913 263,104 275,041 270,472 279,466 279,715
Dacia 7,940 13,542 14,317 14,301 15,102 16,234 16,855
Renault 8,043 6,615 5,800 6,646 7,684 8,570 9,314
Infiniti 231 736 989 1,409 1,734 2,135 2,645
Samsung 7,149 5,258 1,070 1,134 1,370 1,604 1,719
Renault-Nissan Group Sub-total 247,611 271,064 285,280 298,531 296,362 308,009 310,248
Toyota Group Toyota 48,579 57,372 60,740 57,995 62,413 72,917 76,911
Honda Group Honda 34,426 52,351 58,381 52,218 62,167 65,386 78,312
Acura 1,773 2,141 2,570 2,673 3,129 3,260 3,480
Honda Group Sub-total 36,199 54,492 60,951 54,891 65,296 68,646 81,792
Mazda Motors Mazda 29,860 25,424 33,348 34,745 42,724 42,928 43,297
Suzuki Group Suzuki 9,179 10,733 11,250 12,820 14,336 15,698 17,041
Mitsubishi Motors Mitsubishi 10,496 8,753 8,997 12,183 16,202 18,746 19,286
Fuji Heavy
Subaru 587 283 533 891 855 950 992
Hyundai Group Hyundai 20,572 23,939 19,598 11,435 11,186 11,439 11,895
Tata Group Land Rover 613 927 1,357 1,510 1,447 1,509 1,592
Jaguar 54 117 143 174 217 452 540
Tata Group Sub-total 667 1,044 1,500 1,684 1,664 1,961 2,132
Geely Group Volvo 1,321 1,495 1,565 1,542 2,500 2,929 3,000
Geely 0 0 0 0 0 0 811
Geely Group Sub-total 1,321 1,495 1,565 1,542 2,500 2,929 3,811
Source: LMC Automotive "Global Automotive Sales Forecast (Q2 2014)
(Note) 1. Data indicate figures of only small-size vehicles, including passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of under 6 tons.
2. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any data will require permission of LMC Automotive.
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