Japanese luxury car brands. Other manufacturers market their luxury models separately under a different marque for example lexus launched by toyota in 1989 and bentley purchased by volkswagen in 1998. This is the lowest growth rate in at least a decade and a halft possibly longer we dont have exact data from before 2003. In 2017 the four year streak of double digit growth of the chinese domestic passenger car market ended as sales increased 26 to just over 242 million down from 172 last year. Commonly emerging from large industrial corporations as subdivisions in the first half of the 20th century japanese manufacturers met the demands of domestic market in small commercial and personal vehicles.
Japanese cars have one of the highest global reach as you can see in the list and logos of top japanese car brands names that are hot favorites. Compare the best car brands using expert ratings and consumer reviews in the official consumeraffairs buyers guide. At the same time whenever we try to think of chinese car brands list nothing really comes to mind. America pioneered mass market car production in the beginning of the 20 th century and was the largest car market in the world for over a hundred years triggering creation of hundreds of brands.
Japanese car industry has a unique history with many brands sharing similar ways to success. Korean cars had eclipsed japanese autos in quality. Some car manufacturers market their luxury models using the same marque as the rest of their models. Usually they go for italian german or american makes.
Audi its one of the main german car brands which is specialized in the creation of luxury cars. Power rated the mass market auto brands tops for initial quality with kia. Two decades ago korean brands hyundai and kia were considered little more than compromise purchases for people who didnt have the cash or credit score to afford a car from japan detroit or europe.