Types of Japanese cars

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The Car 

The car is one of the most important means of transportation designed for the streets, as it consists of four wheels and a self-engine that works using one of the oil derivatives, or by relying on alternative energy sources. Cars come in many shapes, types, and colors, and there are no fixed form factors for them. Cars consist of 20,000-30,000 parts; Such as battery, wires, pumps, filters, tires, lights, air conditioners, glass, sensors, and other parts.

The first appearance of the car back to the middle of the eighteenth century AD; Where cars were running on steam at the time, and the development process of the car continued until 1885 AD in Germany when the first modern car with an internal combustion engine operating on gasoline appeared at the hands of the German Karl Benz; With an engine power of 0.75 horsepower and a capacity of 958 cm, and from here the industrialized countries began to race to produce their own cars, and among these countries was Japan, which became the second manufacturer of cars in the world after the State of China, with a production volume of approximately seven million cars in a year. 2011 m. 

Japanese production of cars

 The automobile industry in Japan is one of the most important industries on which the Japanese economy depends. Japan was classified as one of the top three countries in the field of car manufacturing in the 1960s, and it also contributed to approximately 11.9% of the global production of cars in 2011.

Japan turned to electric cars after World War II due to the large shortage of fuel; As the number of electric cars manufactured in 1949 reached nearly 3,300 cars, then cars with an internal combustion engine soon returned, until the sixties of the last century, and then began to go to electric cars because of the environmental pollution problems resulting from burning gasoline and diesel. 

Varied electric cars manufactured, which began using nickel-metal hydride batteries, which were able to travel approximately 200 km in a single charge, in addition to the lithium-ion batteries that were used later. Japan has managed to manufacture hybrid cars, which depend on the presence of two engines. One of them is electric, and the other is an internal combustion engine, and these cars have been distinguished by their ability to use fuel efficiently, and to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the twenty-first century, Japan has managed to manufacture fuel cell cars, which depend on the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere. 

Types of Japanese cars 

The most famous Japanese cars There were many cars made in Japan, which were characterized by their high specifications, and their preference over many cars, in the following types of Japanese cars that were famous in the world according to the name of the manufacturer:


Toyota: a company established Toyota in 1937 at the hands of Kachiro Toyoda, is the best automotive manufacturer in Japan and around the world; As it produces ten million cars per year, and Toyota was distinguished by its production of hybrid cars, and the Toyota Prius hybrid car is the best-selling hybrid car at the present time. In addition, the Toyota Corolla was the best-selling car in 2016, with the total number of cars sold. In that year, there were approximately 634,298 cars.


 Nissan: the Nissan company was established in 1933 as a branch of the Datsun Company, and one company was later established under the name of Nissan. April is the second-largest Japanese automakers and is characterized by its cars strength and low voice. This was characterized by the company for its production of a Nissan Leaf electric car that won the world title in 2011. Nissan produces 5 million cars annually, and Nissan currently owns both the Infiniti and Datsun plant. 


Honda: Honda is one of the leading companies in the automobile and motorcycle industry, and it was established in 1948 as a company for the manufacture of motorcycles and was able to produce its first car in 1963 of the type S500, and the Honda Civic was considered the best-selling car in the years 1972 and 1986. Honda made environmentally friendly cars and used hybrid engine systems in its cars. Not long after Honda's success, the company established Acura as a subsidiary of the luxury car industry.


Suzuki: Suzuki Corporation was founded in 1909 as a company to manufacture textile machinery, and in 1955 AD, it was able to produce its first car with an engine capacity of 3600 cm and is ranked among the top ten car manufacturers in the world.


Mazda: The Mazda company was established in the year 1920 AD, and was able to manufacture its first car in 1960, the type of R360. Currently, Mazda cars are ranked sixth in terms of their faults and second in terms of the cost of breakdowns.


Subaru: a company that was owned by Fuji Heavy Industries, and its logo was inspired by the group of seven stars that were called the Thuraya stars, and it built its first car in 1954, and its cars feature four-wheel drive and Boxer engines that reduce vibration and increase the stability of the car While turning. Subaru cars are ranked fifth in terms of their failure rate.


Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi was founded in 1870 as a freight company, and it was able to manufacture the first car in 1917 CE. Mitsubishi is famous for its off-road vehicles, such as the Mitsubishi Lancer and Pajero. Mitsubishi was able to be a source of inspiration. A technician for many auto companies, such as the Malaysian Proton Corporation, the Korean Hyundai company, and many Chinese car companies, and Mitsubishi cars ranked sixth in terms of their lack of breakdowns. 


Lexus: Lexus is a subsidiary of Toyota's automaker, and it was founded in 1989 and sells half a million cars annually.

Other Japanese cars

Daihatsu: is one of the oldest Japanese companies specializing in the automotive industry under the current leadership of Toyota, and it was founded in 1951. Known Diatsu industry cars suitable for walking in the cities and off-road, commercial, entered the US market for five years from 1987 until 1992. It should be noted that it was withdrawn from the European market in 2013.

 Isuzu: the Isuzu company was established in 1918 as a company for shipbuilding and engineering purposes, and in 1922 AD, it was able to manufacture the first A9 A9 car, Now it is specialized in manufacturing commercial transport trucks that run on diesel engines.

Hino: the Japanese company Hino made cars in the middle of the twentieth century; Where the first car was manufactured in 1953 AD, now it is specialized in the manufacture of commercial transport trucks.

Mitsuoka is one of the smallest Japanese companies specializing in the automotive industry and is distinguished by the luxury of its old British-style cars. It relies on the manufacture of its cars on Nissan cars.

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