Comparing the results with 2018, Volkswagen increased its performance by 1.3 percent, while Toyota, which sold 10 742 122 (including Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino), grew by 1.4 percent. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has not yet published the final amount, but the companies included in it have already disclosed world sales for the past year: in total, about 10.298 million cars are obtained. The fall was 4.3 percent.
The fact that Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi slid from the first place that it occupied in 2018 is explained by the difficult period for the alliance. A day earlier, Reuters found out that Nissan was developing a plan to cut spending by $ 4.4 billion by 2023. The strategy includes the elimination of thousands of jobs, the closure of several factories, the reduction of model lines and the number of configurations of existing cars.