In 2016, Volkswagen overtook Toyota as the world’s highest-selling car manufacturer, but if you dive deeper into last year’s sales figures, Toyota is actually the highest selling brand in 49 countries, well clear of its competition.
In the infographic provided below by Regtransfers in the UK, we can see that Toyota has a stranglehold on key regions throughout the world, including Latin America, Asia and Africa and tops the sales charts in countries including Costa Rica, Uganda, Angola, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.
In a distant second comes Volkswagen, topping the sales charts in just 14 countries. Most of these are concentrated in Europe and include Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Croatia and Belarus.
Coming home in third position is Ford, which has managed to claim key markets like the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. In fourth sits Renault and Skoda with six countries respectively and Dacia and Fiat both sitting on five countries apiece.
Update: We’ve learnt that the infographic has a number of inaccuracies. Proceed with caution…