The term automotive comes from Greek and can be loosely translated as "a self-powered vehicle". The origins of the industry are closely tied to the invention and development of the gasoline engine in the second half of the 19th century. Even though steam powered road vehicles were produced earlier they have not taken off.

The automotive industry is one of the largest industries in the world. It consists of companies involved in the design, development, manufacturing and selling of motor vehicles. Over 90 million vehicles are produced every year with China (22 million), USA (11 million), Japan (9.5 million), Germany (5.5 million) and South Korea (4.5 million) being the 5 largest producers.

The top 10 motor manufacturing groups:

  • Toyota Motor corporation
  • General Motors Company
  • Volkswagen Group
  • Hyundai Motor Group
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Nissan
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group
  • Honda Motor Company
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën

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