Here is a list of Top Ten Highest Motor Manufacturers in the world. The data reproduced hereunder has been collected from the records preserved till 2008. Therefore, the figures revealed here may not be pertinent or up to date till now.
1. Toyota (Japan)
Toyota was introduced by Kiichiro Toyota in the year 1937. Toyota has been one of the most preferred and best selling cars of Japan and America. In the year 2008, Toyota produced 9,237,780 units of cars which rendered it the number one car maker of that year. Toyota prepares its sister brands Lexus and Scion as well. The exquisite and most well liked car model from Toyota happens to be Corolla.
2. General Motors (USA)
This company almost became bankrupt in the year 2009, It was the second highest car producer in the year 2008 and almost became bankrupt in the year 2009. General Motors made an astounding number of cars beating the Volkswagen group. The famous models from GM are the Chevrolet and the Cadillac. GM has been a long lasting car company since 1931.
3. Volkswagen group (Germany)
Volkswagen's name itself means Car for people. In 2008 Volkswagen manufactured 6,517,288 cars which rendered it the third largest car manufacturer of the year. Volkswagen Group produces great cars like Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jett and Beetle which have been the most favorite cars of Europe and America. In 1937, Volkswagen was initiated under the directions of Adolf Hitler.
4. Ford (USA)
Ford Company has been the originator of car manufacturing. It was established on 16th of June 1903, by Henry Ford. At the moment, it holds the fourth position among the list of top motor vehicle producers in the world. In 2008 it manufactured more than several millions of cars surpassing the Honda company. In fact, the overall income of Ford, in year 2008, was crossing $146.3 billion. But Ford has made a decrease in production as compared to the year 2007.
5. Honda (Japan)
The self trained engineer Soichiro Honda established this huge company on 24th September 1948. Honda produced a total of 3,912,700 units of cars in 2008. Among these, the majority of manufactured cars were the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord. Even today, these cars turn out to be one of the well liked cars. Actually, Honda overtook Nissan in 2001, concerning quantity of total car production.
6. Nissan (Japan)
Nissan is one of the top three Asian companies that are capable of producing maximum number of cars. It was established in 1932, and has been going through serious economic problems during the year 1999 and was saved by RSA of France. At present, Nissan appears to be doing very well.
7. PSA Peugeot Citroen (France)
Famous Peugeot and Citron models are the cars produced by the well liked car company of France named PSA Peugeot. This company is the seventh largest car maker in the world. In year 2008 the company manufactured cars of an enormous quantity of 3,325,407 units.
8. Hyundai-Kia (South Korea)
Hyundai Kia from South Korea is also a very big motor vehicle producer which contrived to obtain the production number near to 2,777,137 units by the end of 2008. This South Korean company has earned a name and fame in the entire globe. It was established in 1967 and within a very short period of time it achieved this fame.
9. Suzuki (Japan)
On the 9th position we have a company based out in Japan; Suzuki. In 2008 alone, In 2008, Suzuki contrived to produce more than 2.6 million units of cars which were circulated in 192 countries. Suzuki has more than 35 major production facilities and keeps more than 133 distributors. In 1909, Michio Suzuki established the Suzuki Loom, and it is a fact Suzuki exhibited weaving machines for 30 years before it launched the car production business.
10. Fiat (A Company based in Italy)
Giovanni Agnelli and a group of money providers ventured forward in 1899 and established a car production company named Fiat. Since then, it has been one of the best car manufacturers of Italy. The group has won the popular award of the 'European Car of The Year' for more than twelve times. This company manufactured an astounding and above number 2,524,000 of cars in the year 2008.