Posted on 17/05/2018 in Category 1

Top 10 Car Brands in the World

Top 10 Car Brands in the World

We always wonder which the best car brand is before buying a car. You can find contrasting answers all across the internet. So we decided to do a study ourselves and present you the biggest car brands in 2018 in terms of popularity. In this blog, we will learn more about Top 10 car brands in the world. Mechanics.Zone connects you with nearby garages that provide the best service at a reasonable rate. All you have to do is submit your request with all the necessary details. Within few hours, you will receive multiple quotations from the best mechanics near you.

Let’s take a look at which car brands make our list of Top 10:

  • Suzuki Motor CorporationSuzuki is a household name and it has been producing automobiles since 1909. Suzuki was founded by Michio Suzuki and has it’s headquarter at Hamamatsu, Shizouka, Japan. More than 40,000 employees work for Suzuki all across the world. Suzuki also manufactures motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles apart from automobiles. Suzuki’s Hayabusa is one of the fastest motorcycles which clock a speed of 300 kmph. Suzuki produces over 3 million vehicles each year. Sizzling Suzuki!
  • Kia Motor Corporation: Kia was founded in 1944 and has it’s headquarter in Seoul, South Korea. Kia is the second largest automobile company in the country. Hyundai owns 33.88% share which is valued at more than 6 billion USD. The word ‘Kia’ is derived from Sino-Korean which can be translated as ‘to come out of the east’. Kia has associated themselves in various sports tournament and events. For example, Kia sponsors the current 2018 football world cup that is going to take place in Russia.
  • Nissan Motor Company Ltd: Nissan was founded by 6 people in the year 1933 i.e. 84 years ago. It sells cars under the names Infiniti, Datsun and Nissan. There was collaboration in 1999 between the three Japanese giants Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi. Hiroto Saikawa took charge as CEO after Carlos Ghosn stepped down and remained Chairman of the company in 2017. There has been a steady growth in sales and 2016 saw the sales cross over 5 million mark. Nissan has it’s headquarter at Yokohama, Japan.
  • General Motors Company: For more than 70 years General Motors was the largest automobile manufacturer. In 1908 General Motors was founded by William C Durant. You may not know that General Motors owns Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC. So now you can assume how enormous is General Motors is. It is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Opel, Saab, Daewoo were all part of GM for a long period of time. GM has spread its production across 37 countries. Although, GM was declared bankrupt in 2009.
  • Daimler: Many of us may not know about Daimler, but they owned Mercedes Benz. Yes, you read it right. Daimler is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany and was founded in 1926. Daimler merged with Chrysler in 1998 but the deal was off by 2007. Daimler is known for making robust trucks and is the largest truck manufacturers in the world. More than 3 million vehicles were sold in 2017 and have more than 280,000 employees working all over the world.
  • Hyundai Motor Company: Another Asian Company in this list, Hyundai was founded in 1967 by Chung Ju-Yung. It has it’s headquarter in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai is the third largest automobile company in terms of manufacturing. There are more than 100,000 employees working worldwide for the company. Hyundai is a Korean word which means ‘modernity’. Interestingly, Hyundai was the first automobile company to offer 10 years or 100,000 miles warranty to its customers.
  • Honda Motor Company: Honda has been ‘powering dreams’ since it was incorporated in 1948. Soichiro Honda was the founder of Honda and it is the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world since 1959 and eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world. Most of the vehicles manufactured by Honda are in the United States. The first vehicle made in the US was the Honda Accord.
  • Ford Motor Company: Ford is an American company headquartered in Michigan, United States. It was founded in 1903 by famous Henry Ford. The company sells luxury cars under the brand name of Lincoln. Ford ranks fifth largest automobile manufacturer in the world and second in the United States, behind General Motors. There are more than 200,000 employees working for the company worldwide.
  • Toyota Motor Corporation: Kiichiro Toyoda was the founder of Toyota which has headquarter in Aichi, Japan. Toyota is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. Toyota owns some very popular car brands like Lexus, TRD and Scion. The total number of employees working for Toyota is more than 350,000. Toyota manufactures more than 10 million vehicles per year making it the second best automobile manufacturer in the world.
  • VolksWagen Group: This German automobile manufacturing company owns some of the best car brands like Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Skoda, Seat, etc. There is no doubt that VolksWagen group controls the best brands around the world. More than 10 million vehicles are manufactured every year with more than 600,000 employees working for the company. So you can now draw a conclusion that the biggest automobile brand in the world is VolksWagen group.

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