No 6. Nissan
|Revenue||56.06 Billion Euros (2010)|
|Unit sales||4.2 million (2008)|
Nissan is among the top three Asian car companies and entered an alliance with Renault S.A. of France in 1999. It is headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. Nissan formerly marketed vehicles under the “Datsun” brand name and its VQ engines, of V6 configuration, have been featured among World’s 10 Best Engines for 14 straight years.
No 5. Honda
|Revenue||120 Billion Dollars (2009)|
|Units manufactured||3.9 million (2009)|
Headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Honda has also been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume apart from being the 5th largest automobile manufacturer. Honda is also the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer. For more than 20 years Honda has also been exploring the world of robotics and artificial intelligence.