Japanese Car Manufacturing Winning the Game
There are some significant statistics about the numbers of Japanese autos sold in the United States. For instance, i 2016, millions of Japanese vehicles were sold in the United States. Honda and Toyota alone accounted for millions of sales. And in 2016, Toyota was named the top world’s most valuable car brand with an estimated value of $30 billion U.S.
- In 2016, 389,000 Toyota Camry vehicles were sold in the United States.
- Honda sold over 4.7 million automobiles worldwide in the 2016 fiscal year.
- In 2016, Honda produced two out of the five top selling cars in the United States: Honda Accord and Honda Civic.
According to numerous accounts, hundreds of millions of vehicle will be manufactured worldwide by the year 2020, 107 million vehicles in that year along. Toyota will be a large player in that, producing 11 million vehicles in 2023, all the while 7.83 million passenger vehicles are produced in Japan each year.
These are significant statistics that speak to the growth of the car manufacturing industry all around the world. Japan has become a major player in that industry with the growth of Honda and Toyota, among other brands. Ford, GM, and Dodge are still major players in the United States, but one anecdotal account says the world is buying more Japanese cars.
Of course, there is a movie chronicling the change in American car manufacturing from the Japanese car manufacturing industry. The Japanese car manufacturing industry, in that movie, was scrutinized by an American liaison from a company, who noticed quickly how fast the Japanese were getting the cars produced.
Their work culture was built around certain precepts that had yet to be implemented in American society. Work was done more efficiently, with workers being given larger amounts of say in what happened in the workplace. Relationships were established between different segments of the workplace and with the supervisors who were in charge of the plant.
The American took all that was said and reported back to the company that he worked for to implement these changes. Of course, already by then, Toyota and other Japanese companies were hard at work building vehicles that would challenge the American made vehicles in the American market.
And as American manufacturing companies continued to stress the big car mentality, the Japanese automakers went for smaller cars, ones with good acceleration, good handling, and good maneuverability. The Japanese automakers also made their cars with the ability to have more gas mileage.
The lower gas mileage hurt American manufacturing companies in the coming years after that movie was released as oil prices began to spike due to the instability of governments in the Middle East, the wars that were fought, and the control of the oil by governments who were limiting the supply to run up prices with increased demand.
Japanese cars also become more fuel efficient, which decreased their overall carbon dioxide output, which would later become a rallying cry for environmentalists, who saw the Japanese companies’ cars as a sign to reduce the amount of fuel being used in other places, hence bolstering the rise of the fossil fuel industry.
Eventually, there became companies in American and all around the world who specialized in replacing Japanese transmissions and Japanese engines that appeared in Toyotas, Hondas, and other vehicles all around the world. There were companies that dealt with used Japanese engines, used engines and transmissions, Japanese engine import and more.
There were others that dealt with Japanese used engines, Japanese import engines, Japanese engines for sale, and more. There were even some that dealt with used Japanese transmissions. Used Japanese transmissions were those that were put into Japanese cars that needed transmissions.
Used Japanese transmissions were possibly associated with imports from other Japanese manufacturers. People were likely to use used Japanese transmissions for putting in Japanese cars. It is unlikely they were being used for another purpose, though possibly for breaking down the transmission into parts and selling them.
Japanese car manufacturers like Toyota and Honda adhered to specific principles that enabled them to develop cars and grow quickly, even as their America counterparts were floundering against rising oil prices and other fossil fuel ills. The Japanese cars become faster, more fuel efficient, easier to handle, and more compared to the American cars.