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Which is the largest automaker in the world? Find out...

September 18, 2013 08:52 IST

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There are some companies that sell a lot of cars, while there are others that mint money by selling trucks. For instance, Volkswagen is the biggest manufacturer of cars in the world, but Toyota beats it overall by selling hundreds of thousands of trucks.

Let's take a look at some of the biggest manufacturers of vehicles in the world.

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Image: Renault Clio outside Renault headquarters in Boulogne Billancourt, near Paris, France.
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Toyota

Vehicles produced: 10,104,424

One-year change: Plus 25.5 per cent

Cars produced: 8,381,968 (2nd most)

LCV produced: 1,448,107 (4th most)

Overall rank: 1

Toyota, which was established in 1937, is the 11th-biggest company by revenue in the world. It employs more than 400,000 people across the globe and posted 962.1 billion yen in profits in 2013.

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Image: Toyota's Lexus brand concept vehicles LF-S, left, and LF-C, right, on display in Tokyo, Japan.
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General Motors

Vehicles produced: 9,285,425

One-year change: Plus 2.8 per cent

Cars produced: 6,608,567 (4th most)

LCV produced: 2,658,612 (the most)

Overall rank: 2

General Motors, which was established in 1908, produces vehicles in 37 countries under 11 brands, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. It employs more than 212,000 people across the globe and posted $150.276 billion in revenue.

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Image: Chevrolet Volt on display in Paris, France. Chevrolet brand is owned by General Motors.
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Volkswagen

Vehicles produced: 9,254,742

One-year change: Plus 8.6 per cent

Cars produced: 8,576,964 (the most)

LCV produced: 486,544 (7th most)

Overall rank: 3

Volkswagen, which was established in 1937, sells cars under Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen brands. It employs more than 549,763 people across the globe and posted 192.67 billion euros in revenue.

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Image: Volkswagen Beetle in a delivery tower at the company's headquarter in Wolfsburg, Germany.
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Hyundai

Vehicles produced: 7,126,413

One-year change: Plus 7.7 per cent

Cars produced: 6,761,074 (3rd most)

LCV produced: 279,579 (13th most)

Overall rank: 4

Hyundai, which was established in 1967, sells cars in 193 nations. It employs more than 75,000 people across the globe and posted $84 billion revenue.

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Image: Models pose with Hyundai's Santa Fe in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea.
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Ford

Vehicles produced: 5,595,483

One-year change: Plus 1.4 per cent

Cars produced: 3,123,340 (7th most)

LCV produced: 2,394,221 (2nd most)

Overall rank: 5

Ford, which was established in 1903, sells luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. It employs more than 213,000 people across the globe and posted $134.3 billion revenue.

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Image: Ford Mondeo on display in Paris, France.
Photographs: Christian Hartmann/Reuters
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Nissan

Vehicles produced: 4,889,379

One-year change: Plus 5.6 per cent

Cars produced: 3,830,954 (6th most)

LCV produced: 1,022,974 (5th most)

Overall rank: 6

Nissan, which was established in 1933, sells luxury cars under the Infiniti brand. It employs more than 155,099 people across the globe and posted 9.63 trillion yen revenue.

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Image: Nissan's Esflow concept car on display in Beijing, China.
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Honda

Vehicles produced: 4,110,857

One-year change: Plus 41.3 per cent

Cars produced: 4,078,376 (5th most)

LCV produced: 32,481 (29th most)

Overall rank: 7

Honda, which was established in 1948, invests 5 per cent of its revenues in research and development. It employs more than 179,060 people across the globe and posted 9.877 trillion yen revenue.

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Image: Honda's roadster EV-Ster electric car on display in Paris, France.
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Peugeot SA

Vehicles produced: 2,911,764

One-year change: Down 18.7 per cent

Cars produced: 2,554,059 (8th most)

LCV produced: 357,705 (10th most)

Overall rank: 8

Peugeot SA, which was established in 1976, is focusing on emerging markets, including China and India. It employs more than 200,000 people across the globe and posted 59.912 billion euros revenue.

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Image: Peugeot 308 R on display Frankfurt, Germany.
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Suzuki

Vehicles produced: 2,893,602

One-year change: Plus 6.2 per cent

Cars produced: 2,483,721 (9th most)

LCV produced: 409,881 (8th most)

Overall rank: 9

Suzuki, which was established in 1909, sells vehicles in 192 countries. It employs more than 45,000 people across the globe and posted $26.27 billion revenue.

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Image: Suzuki Swift S concept car on display in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Renault

Vehicles produced: 2,676,226

One-year change: Down 5.3 per cent

Cars produced: 2,302,769 (10th most)

LCV produced: 373,457 (9th most)

Overall rank: 10

Renault, which was established in 1899, is 15 per cent owned by the French government. It employs more than 127,086 people across the globe and posted 41.270 billion euros revenue.


Image: Renault Duster on display in New Delhi.
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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