Today there is 1 car per eleven people in this world. From a humble beginning in 1672 automobiles have ever grown into a necessity. With 806 million cars and light trucks on the road today, the automobile industry is quite a prosperous one despite the recent economic depression. Today we take a look at the top 10 automobile giants.
No 10. FIAT
35.88 Billion Euros (2010)
2.52 million (2008)
Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino or FIAT is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin. Fiat was founded in 1899 by a group of investors including Giovanni Agnelli and it has also manufactured railroad vehicles, tanks and aircraft. In 2008, Fiat 500 won the ‘European Car of the Year’ award. Below is a commercial of the amazing Fiat 500.
No 9. Suzuki
35.46 Billion Dollars (2008)
2.6 million (2008)
Suzuki is Japan’s second-largest manufacturer of small cars and trucks and makes most of its profits from India. Suzuki employs over 45,000 people in 35 main production facilities in 23 countries. Suzuki is headquartered in Hamamatsu and apart from automobiles it also manufactures engines, motorcycles, ATVs, and outboard Motors.