6. Nissan (Japan)
Nissan Motors stands sixth in the list of top 10 motor vehicle manufacturers. It is among the top three Asian car companies. Nissan Motors was founded in 1932. Nissan faced severe financial difficulties in 1999 and entered an alliance with Renault S.A. of France. The Nissan VQ engines, of V6 configuration, have featured among World’s 10 Best Engines for 14 straight years.
5. Honda (Japan)
The Honda Motor Company secures the fifth place with total volume of 3,912,700 units approx. per year. The Civic and the Accord were in the top five list of sales. Honda superseded Nissan in 2001 and became Japan’s second largest car maker. Honda is also the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and the internal combustion engines. Honda produces more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. The company was founded by a self-taught engineer Soichiro Honda on 24th September 1948. The first production car from Honda was the S500 sports car. Also, Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura in 1986.