The automotive industry continues to grow since the invention of the car. With millions of vehicles sold every year, this is a highly prosperous business. Conspicuous companies include General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Daimler, Volkswagen, and others; who’s the boss here?
SAIC Motor Corporation Limited
- Marques: Maxus, MG, Roewe, Yuejin; also produces Baojun, Buick, Chevrolet, Iveco, Škoda, Volkswagen, Wuling
- Revenues: $99.5B
Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, better known as SAIC, is not the one you expect to see among the richest automotive companies simply because you don’t hear about it a lot. Being focused on China, SAIC is unknown for general public across the globe; however, it is one of the wealthiest state-owned Chinese companies producing over 5.4 million cars annually.
- Marques: BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce
- Revenues: $101.6B
BMW is one of the most recognizable automakers in the world. It is considered a luxury brand but if you look at the sales figures you will see that the company manages to sell millions of cars every year.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
- Marques: Nissan, Infiniti, Datsun, NISMO
- Revenues: $103.6B
Nissan cars cover almost all classes and body styles under two main marques: Nissan and Infiniti. It is a very strong and prosperous company that has gone through financial challenges in the past but has made correct conclusions to rise.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA)
- Marques: Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, SRT, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia, Abarth
- Revenues: $121.4B
This company with many well-known marques in portfolio exists only a second year. It seems that two giants from separate worlds – Europe and North America – are struggling to be a good couple with all the problems of almost every young couple in the world.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
- Marques: Honda, Acura
- Revenues: $142B
Honda remains at the top for a very long time. It has a stable model range that is successful from year to year granting the company enough revenue for constant development and innovation.
Ford Motor Company
- Marques: Ford, Lincoln, Troller
- Revenues: $144B
Ford is Ford. One of the first and one of the finest. The company has a very strong production base as well as design, research, and marketing departments across the globe. It seems that globalization is the company’s motto nowadays.
General Motors (GM)
- Marques: Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Opel, Holden, HSV, Vauxhall, Daewoo, Alpheon, Baojun, Wuling, Jie Fang
- Revenues: $152B
Just like Ford, GM needs no introduction. With the constant flow of brands, Chevrolet remains the company’s most recognizable and selling marque in the United States and Europe.
- Marques: Mercedes-Benz, smart
- Revenues: $157B
Daimler AG succeeded thanks to numerous innovations (smart marque is a good example) and immense popularity of Mercedes-Benz cars in Europe. It is considered the most popular luxury brand among them all.
Toyota Motor Corporation
- Marques: Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Ranz, Hino
- Revenues: $227B
Toyota has always been a leader – it is growing since World War II without stopping. Nowadays, it is among the most innovative and creative automakers that virtually move the progress receiving immense profit in return.
- Marques: Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Škoda, SEAT, MAN, Scania, Neoplan
- Revenues: $245B
Volkswagen managed to create several best-selling cars that are in constant demand through entire generations. With enough money to buy any competitors, this prosperous German automaker has made a very powerful automotive group with vehicles in every possible niche.