Buying a new car? Choose the best brand


by Lovely Abraham


The automotive industry designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells motor vehicles, and is one of the world's most important economic sectors by revenue. About 250 million vehicles are in use in the United States. While thinking about having a new car, comparing two or three of the reputed car brands is surely a difficult task. Quality can be interpreted in many ways. But whether seen as reliability, interior fit and finish, or perhaps the design of controls and gauges, the top brands in this area-Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Volkswagen-have consistently performed well in testing and have mostly been reliable.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Volkswagen is the original marque within the Volkswagen Group, which includes the car marques Audi, Bentley Motors, Bugatti Automobiles, Automobili Lamborghini, SEAT, Skoda Auto and heavy goods vehicle manufacturer Scania. Volkswagen has become a large international corporation from where it started and expanded to different worldwide markets and countries. Worldwide, Volkswagen officially ranks as the 3rd largest manufacturer as measured by OICA in 2009. In 2010, Volkswagen posted record sales of 6.29 million vehicles, with its global market share at 11.4%. Volkswagen has aimed to double its US market share from 2% to 4% for the year 2014, and is aiming to become, sustainably, the world's largest car maker by 2018.

The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines. Henry Ford's methods came to be known around the world as Fordism by 1914. Ford is the second largest automaker in the U.S. and the fourth-largest in the world based on annual vehicle sales, directly behind Volkswagen Group. Ford is the eighth-ranked overall American-based company in the 2010 Fortune 500 list. In 2009, Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles and employed about 213,000 employees at around 90 plants and facilities worldwide.

Honda Motor Company is a Japanese multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986. Honda's global lineup consists of the Fit, Civic, Accord, Insight, CR-V, and Odyssey. Honda's lineup varies by country and may feature vehicles exclusive to that region. Five of United States Environmental Protection Agency's top ten most fuel-efficient cars from 1984 to 2010 come from Honda, more than any other automakers.

Honda Motor Company is a Japanese multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986. Honda's global lineup consists of the Fit, Civic, Accord, Insight, CR-V, and Odyssey. Honda's lineup varies by country and may feature vehicles exclusive to that region. Five of United States Environmental Protection Agency's top ten most fuel-efficient cars from 1984 to 2010 come from Honda, more than any other automakers.




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