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World’s Top 20 Largest Passenger Car-Producing Countries In 2017 (Million Units)

China’s car market is genuinely gigantic, something like the world has never seen before, and will likely never see again. No doubt, it’s the largest passenger car producing country in the world.

China is the world’s leading passenger car producer in 2017- by producing more than 24 million motor vehicle production units, according to OICA (International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers). China is followed by Japan with more than 8.35 million motor vehicle production units and Germany with more than 5.65 million motor vehicle production units.

Passenger cars are motor vehicles with at least 4 wheels, used for the transport of passengers, and comprising no more than 8 seats in addition to the driver’s seat. In that year, India produced around 3.95 million such vehicles, that’s according to OICA (International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers) .

World’s Top 20 Largest Passenger Car-Producing Countries In 2017 (Million Units)

  1. China: 24.81 million units
  2. Japan: 8.35 million units
  3. Germany: 5.65 million units
  4. India: 3.95 million units
  5. South Korea: 3.74 million units
  6. United States: 3.03 million units
  7. Spain: 2.29 million units
  8. Brazil: 2.27 million units
  9. Mexico: 1.9 million units
  10. France: 1.75 million units
  11. United Kingdom: 1.67 million units
  12. Iran: 1.42 million units
  13. Czech Republic: 1.41 million units
  14. Russia: 1.35 million units
  15. Turkey: 1.14 million units
  16. Slovakia: 1 million units
  17. Indonesia: 0.98 million units
  18. Thailand: 0.82 million units
  19. Canada: 0.75 million units
  20. Italy: 0.74 million units
  21. Malaysia: 0.42 million units

World’s Total: 73.45 million units (73,456,531 passenger cars)

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Mindy Wright

Mindy Wright

Deputy Commissioning Editor
Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email mindy-wright@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.