China follows the global sales leadership; VW reaches the top in January

China follows the global sales leadership; VW reaches the top in January

China maintained its global leadership in automotive industry sales in January 2014. According to consulting firm JATO Dynamics, the country has had an impressive growth of 7.6% in the month compared to the same period of 2013, totaling over 2 million units sold in the first month of this year. As usual in the rankings of JET, the numbers from China include only the number of passenger cars, while the remaining countries account for sales of cars and light commercial vehicles.

The United States remains in second place, despite a 2.2% drop in sales. Japan comes in third position, followed by Brazil (up 1%), India, Germany, UK and France. Russia and Italy rounded out the top ten markets in the world.

Among the brands, Volkswagen overtook Toyota in January, thanks to an increase of 3.03% in sales, totaling 526,299 vehicles sold in the 22 countries surveyed. Toyota remained in second place, with a high of 6.88%. Another brand to maintain its placement was Ford, which grew by 2.84% in sales. Chevrolet, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat and Wuling close the group of the largest automakers.

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