This is such exciting news for all Nigerians especially thinking way back when there was no automotive manufacturing company in the country. Though we have functional assembly plants like Peugeot and other companies, it is high time we started seeing more of Naija made on our roads. We definitely deserve an accolade for this one, at least. Here on Naijauto, we have assembled list of some of the popular current car brands and the countries they belong to.
1 - China
When it comes to automotive production in the world in term of unit manufactured, you just have to keep up the Chinese. China is the largest automotive producing country in the world with brands such as GAC, Chana, BAIC, Chanfeng, Great Wall, Dongfeng, Hafei, Chery, Haima, Wuling, Hongqi, NIO-EV and Zhongxing.
Automotive Industry in China
2 - United States
Speaking of automotive production in the world, the United States of America is a force to reckon with. Siting on the second position with popular brands such as Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Tesla-EV, Lincoln, Ram and Plymouth, this country isn’t joking around at all.
United States has a strong reputation for production of heavily built vehicles for all terrains.
3 - Japan
Hardly will you get to any state in Nigeria and not see thousands of Japanese automotive products on the roads. Japan is the third largest manufacturer of vehicle units in the world. They are known for popular brands such as Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Acura, Daihatsu, Infinity, Lexus, Mazda, Isuzu, Subaru, Suzuki and Mitsubishi.
Japanese automotive products are certainly the most common set of vehicles you will see in Nigeria
4 - Germany
Germany is recognized as the fourth largest automobile producing country in the world. The popular slang Nigerians use for German automotive product is “German Machine”, notably because of the strength and durability of their cars. Germany is known for popular automotive products such as Porsche, Opel, Smart, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen.
German automotive products are truly machines!
5 - India
India is known for popular brands such as Tata and Mahindra. The country is rated as the fifth largest production per unit of automobiles in the world.
6 - South Korea
This is another country that is serious gaining entry into Nigerian automotive markets with popular brands such as Hyundai and Kia. Other brands produced in this country include Genesis, SsangYong, Renault Samsung and General Motors Korea (GMK), which used to be known as Daewoo. South Korea is rated as the sixth largest producer of vehicle units in the world.
KIA is one of the most sought after automotive brands in Nigeria
7 - France
This country sits on the tenth position with popular big brands such as Bugatti, Citroen, Renault and Peugeot.
8 - United Kingdom
Rated 13th among global automotive manufacturing countries, the United Kingdom is not relenting at all. When you see popular brands such as Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Mini, Morgan, Vauxhall McLaren and Leyland, you should know that you are seeing UK products.
9 - Russia
Russia stays on the 15th position as the largest automotive production unit in the globe. Notable automobile manufacturers include Aurus and Lada (Avtovaz).
10 - Italy
Italians are known for production of sport cars and you should be surprised when you see these automobile brands. These include Fiat, Alfa Romero, Ferrari, Abarth, Pagani, Lamborghini, Lancia, Iveco and Maserati. They are currently on 19th position of the largest producer of automobiles.
The Italians are known for production of exotic sport cars
11 - Sweden
On number 32 in the world list of countries with the largest production units of car, Sweden is popularly known for brand such as Koenigsegg, Volvo, Saab and Scania.
12 - Nigeria
We are climbing the ladder too. Soon, we will compete with those countries of highest production unit in the world. Nigeria as a country is known for INNOSON.
INNOSON Motors is really pushing Nigeria's automotive industry into new dimension
When you are buying your car, this information will allow you to know the country where it is being produced. This may also determine your choice for your next car to purchase. Let us try and patronize our home-made vehicles to help grow the economy.
Best of luck in your next purchase.
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