Toyota beats Volkswagen as the largest car manufacturer – without any electric cars

Why the Japanese are successful

Toyota beats Volkswagen as the largest car manufacturer – without any electric cars

Toyota beats Volkswagen as the largest car manufacturer - without any electric cars-largest
Press Inform In California, the Toyota Prius is the favorite car of a hip "Greens" Upper class

  • Site author Patrick Solberg

  • Site editor Sebastian Viehmann

Toyota remains the undisputed largest car manufacturer in the world. The Japanese sold around 10.5 million vehicles worldwide in 2021, had less to suffer from the semiconductor crisis than VW. Toyota hits the nerve of customers better than the Germans in many markets.

The Toyota Motor Corporation not only sold more than ten million vehicles worldwide, but also had a sales increase of 10.1 percent compared to the previous year despite pandemic and semiconductor problems. Noteworthy: While many manufacturers – like VW – want to get rid of their petrol and diesel customers and move to buy electric cars, Toyota currently does not have a single pure electrical car in the program – once you can refrain from the electrical fuel cell cars. Instead, the Japanese still rely entirely on petrol and hybrid models.So far, the Toyota’s success has not been harmful. While the sales figures on the Japanese home market decreased slightly, the foreign markets were clearly on the upswing: 8.39 million units correspond to an increase of 13.8 percent. All four group brands – Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and commercial vehicle subsidiary Hino – were able to increase worldwide. With around 9.6 million units and an increase of 10.6 percent.

Toyota beats Volkswagen as the largest car manufacturer - without any electric cars-beats
Cattle man Because of Prius: The best -selling Toyota in the USA is the limousine camry. It is also being built in the USA

Toyota leaves VW behind

The Volkswagen Group had to suffer significantly more with its various brands such as VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda or Bentley. Despite the full order books, there was a noticeable decline in global deliveries compared to the previous year by 4.5 percent to 8.9 million vehicles.

Can your golf that too? What you can do with a pickup

Toyota beats Volkswagen as the largest car manufacturer - without any electric cars-largest

Can your golf that too? What you can do with a pickup

"2021 was very challenging due to the global shortage of semiconductors, but we have consistently implemented our clear future course towards New Auto," said Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Sales, "the doubling of our fully electric volume and the high demand for all of our vehicles clearly show that we are on the right track. We will build on this in the current year and continue to drive our transformation.“The distance to the electropionier Tesla, which does not sell any combustion engines, is still large. 936.000 sales of Tesla Model 3, S, Y and X are currently a tenth of the Toyota sales.

Toyota beats Volkswagen as the largest car manufacturer - without any electric cars-electric
Sebastian Kahnert/DPA central picture/dpa VW employees assemble the body and the drive train of a VW ID as part of a press tour in the glass manufactory of Volkswagen in Dresden at the so-called wedding.3.

VW only relies on electric cars in many countries

After all, Volkswagen was able to deliver fully electric vehicles to almost 453 compared to the previous year.Double 000 vehicles, which corresponds to a share of 5.1 percent. This means that the Volkswagen Group is a market leader in Europe for fully electric vehicles and achieves the second largest market share in the important market USA with around 7.5 percent.

In China, 92.700 vehicles delivered more than four times as many electric cars as in 2020 and the sales of plug-in hybrids rose by 61 percent to 309.500 vehicles. The world’s best -selling fully electric group models were the VW ID.4 (119.600 vehicles) before the ID.3 (75.500 vehicles) and the Audi e-tron with 49.200 models sold. In the other places Skoda Enyaq, VW e-up and Porsche Taycan with all more than 40 each.000 approvals sold.

Toyota beats Volkswagen as the largest car manufacturer - without any electric cars-electric
Cattle man Almost everywhere on the world – here in Bolivia – cars, pickups and minibuses from Toyota are widespread

Competitor General Motors, until 2011 the undisputed number one, has not yet announced any official delivery figures for 2021, but is now also behind Toyota with 2.3 million sales on the USA with 2.2 vehicles with 2.2 vehicles. With 1.9 million cars on the home market USA, Ford is only number three. In total, the US car market fell to 15.1 million vehicles last year. After all, Ford sold over 27 in the USA.000 electric Mustang Mach-e, more than GM with its electric chevrolet Bolt eV (24.800 cars).

Toyota beats Volkswagen as the largest car manufacturer - without any electric cars-beats
Toyota Now Toyota really wants to get started: This is how the Japanese want to become an electric king

Toyotas drive strategy

In contrast to the Volkswagen Group, Toyota uses much more on combustion engines and hybrid vehicles and only gradually gets into the electrical business. The global success was also in Europe, because with a paragraph of just over a million vehicles sold, there was an increase of 8.4 percent compared to that. The Europe -wide market share climbed 0.4 points to the record of 6.4 percent. In parallel to sales, the global production figures have also increased: Around 10.08 million vehicles manufactured in 2021 mean an increase of 9.4 percent compared to the previous year. The Japanese now have a number of electric models in the pipeline, if only because, at least according to current plans in many EU countries, no other cars may be allowed in the 2030s. But neither in the USA nor in China, the world’s most important car markets, it looks as if you follow the European example and only want to drive electrically from the upcoming decade. Toyota- much more than VW- also has a good standing in developing and emerging countries. No electric SUVs are in demand there, but normal cars, transports, pickups and minibuses.

When SUV screams in the mud in the mud, this pickup continues easily

Toyota beats Volkswagen as the largest car manufacturer - without any electric cars-largest

Site When SUV screams in the mud in the mud, this pickup continues easily

Now learn more about the future of mobility

On our e-mobility portal site you will find all e-vehicles & hybrids available on the German market with technical data, prices, delivery times and model comparisons. There are ongoing insider news, tests of all important vehicles, an overview of charging stations and a range computer.

You can also arrange a test drive for your desired car for free and start e-mobility easily.

Related articles

Please follow and like us:

13 thoughts on “Toyota beats Volkswagen as the largest car manufacturer – without any electric cars”

  1. Hardly anyone would buy e-carts without funding
    Toyota recognized this and just builds cars as required and customer request. At VW you are there … Rather ideological and not customer -friendly on the move !

    Reply
  2. That’s how it looks !
    You call, I think "Market economy" ! You manufacture a product that the customer wants, give the product a suitable price-performance ratio….And already run. Practically exactly the opposite of what works here ! Products that you have to subsidize are obviously unsuitable for the market/customer. The gibbering due to climate, etc. can be confidently hidden with cars. There are other levers that actually have an effect !

    Reply
  3. The gibberish because of the climate?
    A car converts oil into gas. The gas is very toxic, so the warning shield hangs in the garage. What happens to the gas? The gas stays forever? If the scientists’ claim is correct that the gases are responsible for the temperature increase? Are not 1 billion cars too many? Shouldn’t at least try to switch to E-cars? Or just keep it up?

    Reply
  4. Customer request or desired customer
    Toyota basically only does what successful companies do now. They meet customer requests and obviously good in this case. VW, on the other hand, wants customers who, contrary to any market economy logic, want a product that the majority of customers do not want and that has not yet been mature. This comes out when ideology is put about economic reason.

    Reply
  5. This is a market economy:
    Toyota has announced that it will present 70 models with electric drive by 2025, including 15 purely electrical cars. Toyota has a hybrid (Prius) in the program early on and can fall back on these experiences. The company has now recognized the signs of the times and will certainly not be with a pure combustion program in the near future of the "Scenario" disappear. It will be interesting to see whether practical smaller electric vehicles may be offered from this house.

    Reply
  6. Yes, that’s right.
    Then you can certainly say that the German manufacturers are already further than Toyota. Because they already have some e-models on the market. Also the often scolded VW group. There are always people who say the local manufacturers would have overslept everything and could never catch up. What of course is not true. So far, they have definitely been faster than Toyota with e-cars.

    Reply
  7. Electric cars…
    …Would be without the state funding of up to 10.000 € absolutely not competitive. Who a Tesla or Benz for 100.000 € buys, it does not matter whether there is a funding or not. In the case of small cars, on the other hand, the funding is partly 1/3 of the price. Without the funding, nobody would buy these cars !

    Reply
  8. Sustainable e-development at Toyota?
    It doesn’t matter whether an electric car with a battery or a hydrogen fuel cell runs as an energy source. It is important to the state that the infrastructure will grow at the same time as the change of combustion concepts from combustion engines to the electric car. I now believe that Toyota is rather considering this, and sustainable because you are based on the change in the infrastructure. Because I do not see that the infrastructure (power grids and at the end of the network the charging technology; hydrogen prod./distribution). Especially since it is not clear whether a different fuel cell technology (methanol or methane; this does not apply to the hydrogen more complex transport and storage; but another process step occurs) could be more sustainable (not cheaper).

    Reply
  9. Oh well
    As with everything, German car manufacturers try to market the German electric car model worldwide, but unfortunately our government only rules in Germany. So that the climate ideology only "works". The gap to the real world car farmers will be increasing for German companies, the further they remove from the conventional car!

    Reply
  10. Which gap?
    Who do you mean "real" World car builder? Sorry, the VW Group is the second largest vehicle manufacturer, only Toyota is larger, which has already changed in the past. In terms of luxury car, nobody can keep up with local manufacturers or. Almost everything belongs to them with rank and names. You don’t have to pretend the German manufacturers no longer play a role.

    Reply
  11. To
    there is still the price-performance ratio, reliability, transparency and honesty!!! All points that have not been available at VW for a long time!! This is how you hold your customer base, expand it, or just smell it!!!

    Reply
  12. Simply good, inexpensive and friendly
    The last one first, friendly, not the courted courtesy. In addition, significantly cheaper prices, especially with maintenance and hardly any repairs. Had 5 Toyotas in my possession and am currently the victim of a German "Premium manufacturer" in which I had to argue with the insurance over immensely high repair costs and the vehicle did not reach the range (hybrid) right from the start. In the car dealership, more than a dozen sniffed women and gentlemen, whom I somehow pay, and not a master in the smock.

    Reply
  13. That’s how it looks….
    Well, as a former VW Golf GTI fan you have to admit: VW and their products have changed quite a bit. In some products (Golf) from the market leader to the fellow runner. This does not only have to do with the tiresome subsidized e-cars. Even with the other models, the famous quality from the past is nothing left. Otherwise, it is shameful who the boss asks politics to increase taxes here to need the citizen to e-cars…… Actually, one belongs for something like that ! Obviously Toyota builds what the market wants, and in a passable quality……..

    Reply

Leave a Comment