The Most Popular Automaker in the World Isn't a Big Surprise

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The most popular automaker in the world is Toyota and the competition isn’t even close.

According to a new study conducted by U.K.’s Registration Transfers Limited, Toyota is the most popular automaker in 49 countries around the world, while Volkswagen is a distant second with 14 countries to its name. Ford comes in third place as the most popular in eight countries. From there, European automakers round out the list, with Renault and Skoda most popular in six countries, Dacia and Fiat most popular in five.

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In North American however, Ford is most popular in both the U.S. and Canada, while Nissan takes the crown in Mexico. Ford is also most popular in the U.K., Nigeria, Venezuela, and New Zealand, while Chevrolet is most popular in Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, and Egypt.

You can check out the infographic below to see which automaker is most popular in your country.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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