japanese car brands

Lexus

Lexus

Lexus, the luxury marquee name for Toyota, was first introduced in 1989 with the debut of the LS 400. This luxury sedan was met with high praise for its ergonomically designed and well-appointed interior, engine performance, quiet ride and value. This combination is a result of the emphasis that More >

Scion

Scion

Scion debuted in 2002 as the result of a study conducted by its parent company, Toyota. The goal was to appeal to younger, Generation Y buyers. Scion originally introduced a wagon and hatchback models. A sports coupe soon followed. In 2011, the company added the Scion iQ sub-compact to its lineup. More >

Acura

Acura

The Acura luxury and performance brand was introduced to North American consumers in 1986 by its parent organization Honda Motors. From its first car model, the Legend, to its current vehicles that include sedans, sport wagons and crossover SUVs, Acura has combined passenger comfort with automotive More >

Infiniti

Infiniti

Infiniti is the premium division of Japanese automaker Nissan. Infiniti officially started its North American operations on November 8, 1989 with the Q45. The goal was to target the luxury car market that did not fit with the parent company’s mainstream image. Around this time, the Japanese More >

Honda

Honda

Soichiro Honda was unable to use his car during World War II because of the gasoline shortages. As a result, he had the novel idea of attaching a small engine to his bicycle. He enlisted the aid of bicycle shops all across Japan and by 1964 Honda Motors was the world’s largest motorcycle More >

Nissan

Nissan

The Nissan Motor Company is an automobile manufacturer that produces cars worldwide but is headquartered in Japan. The genesis of this company started largely with the DAT motor group, named after the original company investors: Den, Aoyama, and Takeuchi. In the early 1900′s, DAT produced mostly More >

Mazda

Mazda

Mazda, officially known as Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese auto manufacturer that produces over a million vehicles each year for consumers. The company began as Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd in 1920 and was founded by Jujiro Matsuda.  Starting up as a manufacturer of tools, Mazda switched to More >

Subaru

Subaru

Subaru, in Japanese, means “Unite.” Fuji Heavy Industries—FHI—is Subaru’s parent company. Subaru has manufacturing facilities and operations in North America, Europe, Middle East, and parts of Asia.

During the 1990’s, FHI established two corporate policies after inaugurating a three-point corporate More >

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi is a Japanese conglomerate of businesses that first originated in 1870 as a shipping company.  As it expanded to other industries over time, Mitsubishi made its first car in 1914.  Although the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is often viewed as a maker of automobiles geared toward racing More >

Toyota

Toyota

Toyota is the largest automaker in the world and is widely considered to be the most dependable and cost-effective brands of vehicles.  It is a Japanese-based company that was founded in 1936 by Kiichiro Toyoda. Throughout its history, Toyota has impacted the auto industry in many important ways. More >

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