The Japanese automobile manufacturers are one of a kind and most popular in the world. Moreover, the Japanese car companies have ruled the world in terms of quality and innovation for more than 4 decades.
Of course, even other top manufacturers failed to compete with them. Also, the success of these companies can be solely attributed to their tireless dedication and hard work.
In this article, let’s discover the top 10 car manufacturers in Japan.
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Being the top ranked automotive manufacturer in Japan, Toyota’s management philosophy has blossomed from the company’s origin that has reflected in the growth of the company. The business terms “Lean Manufacturing” and “Just in Time Production” was developed by Toyota which still stands the test of time when it comes automotive manufacturing.
|Headquarters||Toyota, Aichi, Japan|
|Key People||Takeshi Uchiyamada (Chairman)|
|Products||Engines,Automobiles,Commercial & Luxury vehicles|
|Number of cars sold||0.8m|
|Popular models||Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Camry,Toyota Prius|
Honda Motors is a Japanese public company globally known for its automobiles, power equipment, motorcycles etc. Now placed at number two in our rankings, Honda Motor Company is way ahead of the rest when it comes to performance and customer satisfaction.
|Headquarters||Minato, Tokyo, Japan|
|Key People||Fumihiko Lke (Chairman)|
|Products||Jet engines, Jet aircraft, Automobiles etc|
|Number of cars sold||0.37m|
According to Hiroto Saikawa (President), the company’s motto is to enrich people’s lives with a product that is innovative and as well as affordable. Having it’s headquarter in Yokohama, Nissan Motors is placed at the third position after the largest automaker in the world, Honda, at the second spot.
|Key People||Hiroto Saikawa (President)|
|Products||Forklift trucks ,automobiles etc|
|Number of cars sold||0.36m|
|Popular models||Nissan Note e-Power,Nissan X-Trail|
Suzuki is the fourth largest car producer in Japan and also one of the largest car manufacturing companies in the world. Suzuki is known for their economic car models around the world, with their 108-year history, Suzuki is a trusted name in Japan’s automobile history.
|Headquarters||Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Key People||Toshihiro Suzuki (President)|
|Products||Engines, Automobiles, ATV’s etc|
|Number of cars sold||0.34m|
|Popular models||Wagon R,SX4-S Cross|
Known for its off-road vehicles, Daihatsu is ranked fifth in production as well as in popularity. Daihatsu’s primary focus is on a business model specializing in compact cars—basically referred to as the mini-vehicle segment.
|Type||Completely owned subsidiary|
|Key People||Koichi Ina (Chairman)
Masanori Mitsui (President)
|Number of cars sold||0.33m|
|Popular models||Move Custom,Move,Tanto|
The biggest car maker in Japan is now ranked sixth according to industry automobile reports. Mazda’s brand essence can be termed as “Celebrate Excellence While Driving”.Mazda is not only about performance related to driving; the overall Mazda experience is what matters. Choosing a car like Mazda prizes the buyer with confidence, individuality, and substance.
|Key People||Masamichi Kogai (CEO and President)|
|Products||Engines, Trucks and Automobiles|
|Number of cars sold||0.12m|
|Popular models||Demio,Axela,Cx-3 & 5|
Subaru is the seventh largest automobile manufacturing company in Japan. The Subaru brand has been traditionally famous among the dedicated core of car buyers, both in Japan and the rest of the world. Marketing is mainly centered on those customers who wish to buy the car for its unique engine design and performance.
|Key People||Jun Kondo( VP)|
|Number of cars sold||0.095 m|
|Popular models||Forester Smart Edition,Stella|
Mitsubishi has a special place in Japan’s automobile history. Standing at number eight, this car is one of Japan’s favorite and technology plays a key role with a strong focus on premium quality in these cars, the hall mark feature of Mitsubishi Motors Company. In short, Mitsubishi doesn’t just sell cars; they sell trust, happiness and as well as quality.
|Key People||Yataro Iwasaki (Founder)|
|Products||Heavy industries, automotives, electronics etc.|
|Number of cars sold||0.05m|
|Popular models||Eclipse Cross, Outlander, Delica|
This company was founded in the year 1916 with the motto “Creation without Compromise”. The company has gradually grown big in the last 100 years and their presence is significant taking into account the global competition that exists today.
|Key People||Masanori Katayama (President)|
|Products||Diesel engines and commercial vehicles|
|Number of cars sold||0.034m|
|Popular models||Isuzu D-Max, Isuzu mu-X|