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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

October 04, 2013 08:49 IST

Image: BMW i8 Concept Spyder hybrid gas/electric car on display in New York.
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters

There are some car companies that are witnessing a boom in sales even as economies around the world face tough times.

Let's take a look at some car companies that saw biggest jump in sales.

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: A model sits in a Haval E concept car in Beijing.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters

Great Wall Motor

Compound growth rate: 42 per cent

Vehicle sales: 621,438

Headquarters: Hebei, China

Overall rank: 1

Great Wall Motor, which was launched in 1976, is named after Great Wall of China. Its Great Wall Haval H series is the second-biggest selling SUV in China.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: A customer looks at a Roewe 550 car at a Chinese automaker Saic Motor Corporation dealership in Shanghai.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

Saic Motor Corporation

Compound growth rate: 21.6 per cent

Vehicle sales: 4,490,211

Headquarters: Shanghai, China

Overall rank: 2

Saic Motor Corporation, which was launched in 2011, is the manufacturer of Roewe, one of the few domestic luxury car brands in China.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: An employee walks past newly assembled cars at a Ford manufacturing plant in Chongqing municipality in China.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

Chongqing Changan Automobile

Compound growth rate: 17.9 per cent

Vehicle sales: 1,756,000

Headquarters: Chongqing, China

Overall rank: 3

Chongqing Changan Automobile has joint ventures with Ford, Suzuki and PSA Peugeot Citroen.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: A Dongfeng-made sports saloon on display in Beijing.
Photographs: Claro Cortes/Reuters

Dongfeng Motor Group

Compound growth rate: 17.8 per cent

Vehicle sales: 2,155,445

Headquarters: Hubei, China

Overall rank: 4

Dongfeng Motor Group, which was launched in 1969, has more than 106,000 employees.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Hyundai i10 on display in Izmit, western Turkey.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Hyundai-Kia Group

Compound growth rate: 12.9 per cent

Vehicle sales: 7,119,000

Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea

Overall rank: 5

Hyundai-Kia Group was formed after 51 per cent acquisition of South Korea's second-largest car company, Kia Motors.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: A visitor looks at a Beiqi E150EV car in Beijing.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beiqi Foton Motor

Compound growth rate: 9.1 per cent

Vehicle sales: 620,300

Headquarters: Changping, Beijing, China

Overall rank: 6

Beiqi Foton Motor, which was formed in 1996, has more than 29,000 employees.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Volkswagen eGolf on display in Frankfurt, Germany.
Photographs: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Volkswagen

Compound growth rate: 8.0 per cent

Vehicle sales: 9,074,283

Headquarters: Wolfsburg, Germany

Overall rank: 7

Volkswagen, which was formed in 1937, is the biggest automaker in Germany.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Guangzhou Automobile Group concept electric car called 'E Jet' on display in Guangzhou, China.
Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Guangzhou Automobile Group

Compound growth rate: 6.7 per cent

Vehicle sales: 744,300

Headquarters: Guangdong, China

Overall rank: 8

Guangzhou Automobile Group, which was formed in 1997, is a subsidiary of Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group, a holding company.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Fuji Heavy Industries's Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept car on display in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Fuji Heavy Industries

Compound growth rate: 4.5 per cent

Vehicle sales: 735,000

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Overall rank: 9

Fuji Heavy Industries, which was formed in 1953, is a major corporation based in Japan.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Models pose in front of BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe cars in Geneva.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

BMW

Compound growth rate: 4.2 per cent

Vehicle sales: 1,845,186

Headquarters: Munich, Germany

Overall rank: 10

BMW, which was formed in 1916, manufactures cars, motorcycles and engines.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Nissan's showroom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.
Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Nissan

Compound growth rate: 3.3 per cent

Vehicle sales: 4,583,630

Headquarters: Yokohama, Japan

Overall rank: 11

Nissan, which was formed in 1933, has more than 155,099 employees.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Isuzu's Ascender on display in New York.
Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Isuzu Motors

Compound growth rate: 2.1 per cent

Vehicle sales: 509,819

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Overall rank: 12

Isuzu Motors, which was formed in 1916, is known for manufacturing commercial vehicles and diesel engines.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Suzuki's plant in Esztergom, 60km west of Budapest, Hungary.
Photographs: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Suzuki

Compound growth rate: 2.0 per cent

Vehicle sales: 2,603,000

Headquarters: Shizuoka, Japan

Overall rank: 13

Suzuki, which was formed in 1909, has 35 plants in 23 nations and 133 distribution points in 192 countries.

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Image: Toyota's Lexus LS 460 on display in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Toyota

Compound growth rate: 0.8 per cent

Vehicle sales: 9,747,000

Headquarters: Aichi, Japan

Overall rank: 14

Toyota, which was formed in 1937, is the 11th-biggest company in the world by revenue.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Renault Captur concept car on display in Frankfurt.
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Renault

Compound growth rate: 0.5 per cent

Vehicle sales: 2,550,000

Headquarters: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Overall rank: 15

Renault, which was formed in 1899, is ninth-biggest vehicle manufacturer by production in the world.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Mazda 6 on display in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Mazda Motor

Compound growth rate: 0.4 per cent

Vehicle sales: 1,249,000

Headquarters: Hiroshima, Japan

Overall rank: 16

Mazda Motor, which was formed in 1920, has nearly 40,000 employees around the world.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Cars made by GM Korea are seen in a yard of GM Korea's Bupyeong plant before they are transported to a port for export, in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

General Motors

Compound growth rate: Minus 0.2 per cent

Vehicle sales: 9,288,000

Headquarters: Flint, Michigan, United States

Overall rank: 17

General Motors, which was formed in 1908, manufactures vehicles in 37 nations under 11 brands.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Mercedes-Benz cars on display in Munich, Germany.
Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Daimler

Compound growth rate: Minus 1.6 per cent

Vehicle sales: 1,663,669

Headquarters: Stuttgart, Germany

Overall rank: 18

Daimler, manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz, is the 13th-biggest car manufacturer in the world.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Honda roadster EV-Ster electric car on display in Paris.
Photographs: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Honda Motor

Compound growth rate: Minus 1.8 per cent

Vehicle sales: 3,494,000

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Overall rank: 19

Honda Motor, which was formed in 1948, puts in about 5 per cent of its revenues in research and development.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Interior of the Chrysler 200C concept car on display at the Walter P Chrysler museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Photographs: Molly Riley/Reuters

Chrysler Group

Compound growth rate: Minus 2.1 per cent

Vehicle sales: 2,409,000

Headquarters: Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States

Overall rank: 20

Chrysler Group, which was formed in 2009, is one of the "Big Three" American automobile manufacturers.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Ford S-Max concept car on display in Frankfurt.
Photographs: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Ford Motor

Compound growth rate: Minus 2.9 per cent

Vehicle sales: 5,668,000

Headquarters: Dearborn, Michigan, United States

Overall rank: 21

Ford Motor, which was formed in 1903, sells luxury cars under the Lincoln brand.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Peugeot Onyx concept car on display in Frankfurt.
Photographs: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Peugeot

Compound growth rate: Minus 2.9 per cent

Vehicle sales: 2,965,000

Headquarters: Sochaux, France

Overall rank: 22

Peugeot, which was formed in 1926, is a French car company.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: The 2013 Fiat 500L car on display in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Fiat

Compound growth rate: Minus 4.3 per cent

Vehicle sales: 1,800,000

Headquarters: Turin, Italy

Overall rank: 23

Fiat, which was formed in 1899, has acquired or bought stake in numerous companies, including Lancia, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

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24 car companies that saw biggest jump in sales

Image: Mitsubishi Motors's vehicles and a passer-by are reflected on an external wall at the company headquarters in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Mitsubishi Motors

Compound growth rate: Minus 6.4 per cent

Vehicle sales: 970,000

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Overall rank: 24

Mitsubishi Motors, which was formed in 1970, posted 1.80 trillion yen in revenue in 2012.