of the automotive industry giants
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This is a British independent manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Their sports cars are regarded as a British cultural icon. The company is traded at the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. In 2003, it received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for outstanding contribution to international trade.
BMW is a German multinational company which produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles. In 2015, BMW was the world’s twelfth-largest producer of motor vehicles, with 2,279,503 vehicles produced. In 2019, BMW Group’s global revenue stood at roughly 104 billion euros and the brand value of approximately 23.33 billion U.S. dollars.
Michelin is a French multinational tyre manufacturer, the second largest in the world after Bridgestone and larger than both Goodyear and Continental. Michelin reported a net income of €1.73 billion (approx. $1.87 billion) in 2019. Michelin is also the world’s most valuable tyre brand at US$7.9 billion.
Part of Groupe PSA, Peugeot is a French automotive manufacturer. It has been involved successfully in motor sport for more than a century. PSA Peugeot Citroen’s largest market, Europe, generated some 58.8 billion euros in 2019. In 2013 and 2014, Peugeot ranked the second lowest for average CO2 emissions among generalist brands in Europe, after Renault.
Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. In 2016 Renault was the ninth biggest automaker in the world by production volume. Renault is known for its role in motor sport, particularly rallying, Formula 1 and Formula E. In 2019, the Renault Group’s revenue reached €55,537 million.
Volkwagen is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, known for the iconic “Beetle”. The group’s biggest market is in China, which delivers 40% of its sales (4,2 million cars sold in China for 2018) and profits. In 2019, its sales revenue increased by EUR 16.8 billion to EUR 252.6 billion.
Tesla is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company. Tesla ranked as the world’s best-selling plug-in as well as best-selling battery electric passenger car manufacturer by cars sold in 2019. In February 2020, Tesla reached a market capitalization of US$166 billion.
Toyota Motor Corp (TYO: 7203)
Toyota is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer and in 2019, was the tenth-largest company in the world by revenue. Toyota is the second largest automobile manufacturer in the world, behind Volkswagen. Toyota was the world’s first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year. In 2019, they earned US$272 billion in total revenue.