Journey of Japanese automobile industry. Japan, notably known as “the land of Rising Sun” is famous for its values of perfection and creativity. Imagination and enthusiasm for work is truly expressed by Japanese products, be it electronic or cars. The journey of Japan’s automobile industry started in the year 1960 with the launch of new small cars in Japan. These small cars featured very small engines (from 360cc to 600cc) which kept taxes very low as compared to large cars. Demand for cars, brought a boom in the Japan’s automobile market. Rapidly rising domestic demand and the expansion of Japanese car companies into foreign markets in the 1970s further accelerated the growth.
During 1970s, and 1980s, the Japanese manufacturers like Mitsubishi and Honda gained a major foothold in the US and other world markets. Export of Car was real high during this period. Japanese manufacturers produced very affordable, reliable, and popular cars throughout the 1990s, and by the year 2000, Japan became the largest car producing nation in the world. Even though with the strong competition from South Korea, China and India, Japan car industry continued to thrive. During the first quarter of 2008 Toyota surpassed American General Motors to become the world’s largest car manufacturer.
Used cars from Japan also does not lag behind in the popularity. Large numbers of Japanese used cars exported every month from Japan to many countries like Kenya, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zambia, Dubai, South America etc.
In the continuous-growth era, all Japanese automobile companies compete head-to-head to emerge as number one. Most popular New and Used vehicles from major Japanese Brands:-
Nissan Motor Company Ltd enjoys a third position with amazing cars, trucks, minis and pickup very durable and comfortable. Some of them to mention: Sunny, X-Trail, Caravan Van, Elgrand, Skyline, Datsun Pickup, and many more.
Suzuki Motor Corporation holds the Fourth position. So, Suzuki Motors mainly deals in manufacturing compact automobiles and full range of motorcycles, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines such as Swift, Escudo, Carry Truck, and liana.
Subaru internationally known for their use of boxer engines in most of their vehicles above 1500cc as well as their use of the all wheel drive drive train layout some popular models Forester, Impreza WRX STI, Legacy B4, Legacy, Legacy Touring Wagon and Many more.
Japan has emerged proudly from the disaster of March 2011 that shook the Japan’s economy to the core. With the very hardworking, dedicated and perfectionist, patriots, Japan once again flourished. So, the Japanese automobile industry contributes a lot to the country’s economy. Also, with the advancement in technology and new measures adopted, Japanese automobile industry developing new source to clinch the top spot.