In a survey conducted by Veygo, Toyota has emerged as the most searched for car brand in the world, topping the charts in 57 of the 171 countries that participated in the survey. Next was German automaker BMW, which topped the list in 25 countries, with Mercedes-Benz (23 countries) rounding up the top three. In India, Maruti Suzuki topped the list of most searched for car brands. The survey was conducted by Veygo and was based on data from the Google search engine.
Maruti Suzuki has long been a major player in the Indian car market, holding onto a major portion of the market share with multiple models from the brand being listed in the ten bestselling cars every month.
As per data collected, Toyota topped the search charts in Australia, the US, Canada, the Middle-East and a large portion of East, Central and Southern Africa. Interestingly, Mercedes-Benz was quite popular in West Africa and beat out its rival, BMW, to be the most searched brand in its home market of Germany.
However, Maruti Suzuki and Mercedes-Benz were not the only brands to be popular in their home markets. French carmaker, Renault dominated searches in France, while Volvo held the top spot in Sweden. Peruoda was the most popular in its home market of Malaysia.
Korean brand Hyundai topped the list of most searched for car brand in Russia, while Tesla held the top spot in markets like China, Norway and Holland. Honda was popular in many Southeast Asian countries.