Japanese Automobiles

a Japanese CarJapan is one of the largest automobile producing countries in the world. Japanese vehicles, which are renowned all over the world, are produced using the country’s high level of technology and its accurate and precise manufacturing processes. Japanese automobiles are especially appreciated for their reliability, safety and high quality. Their fuel efficiency is also one of their strengths, and according to the 2009 Fuel Economy Guide released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 13 out of the top 40 cars are made in Japan.

Famous Japanese car manufacturers include Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Suzuki and Daihatsu. These days every manufacturer is actively developing eco-cars such as hybrids and electric cars, based on each leading-edge environmental technology. Major eco-cars are: Toyota’s Prius, Estima Hybrid, Crown Hybrid, Harrier Hybrid and Lexus GS450h; Honda’s Insight and Civic Hybrid; Nissan’s X-Trail 20GT and Leaf; Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV; Subaru’s Plug-in Stella. Toyota’s Prius is one of the most famous eco-cars worldwide, which appeared as the first mass-produced hybrid car in the world in 1997 and has been used by famous Hollywood stars such as Leonard DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Tom Hanks, thus gaining much popularity in Western markets.

Japanese automobiles are also very popular in used car markets around the world due to their high quality and durability. Especially in New Zealand, Japanese used cars are highly popular. Since this country does not produce vehicles and all of them are imported, the ratio of used cars is inevitably high. As used cars tend to be more troublesome than new cars, it is natural for New Zealanders to prefer reliable Japanese cars when they come to choose their used cars. In large cities such as Auckland, there are many garages which employ Japanese mechanics having expertise with Japanese vehicles, so you do not have to worry about the ability of repairs being made to your Japanese car.