The Japanese auto world is an object of constant observation and sometimes jealousy. Japanese cars are considered the best to meet high world standards, better purchased and constantly renovated products. The slow down of the Japanese auto industry today is not connected with the quality or sales decrease; it is related mostly to some holes in general economic structures of Japan and some of their tactics that are wrong in their root. In fact, the Japanese auto industry has been long a leading niche in the country and, more than that, it has had the overall economic effect, improved Japan's economy in the past, and will constantly do it in the future.
One of the stars of the Japanese auto industry is Mitsubishi Motors Corp., established on April 22, 1970 and based on the former Mitsubishi Keiretsu, dating to the 1870s. It has impressed the brand lovers for many years and this year is not an exception. The 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse, a sporty car, launched in May, 2005, is named "GT Car Of The Year" By Maxim Magazine. Mitsubishi Motors are especially proud to receive this award, since it is their first feature in Maxim Magazine that points out the Mitsubishi value, style and incomparable performance. Maxim Magazine identifies annually ten most significant new vehicles and this is the first time, when Mitsubishi entered the Maxim list. The 2006 Eclipse is entirely new, featuring dynamic performance improvements that now surpass the Ford Mustang V6. In addition, its peculiar design makes the car stand out as a dream for any sport car lover.
Another prominent and popular auto brand is Honda, among which Honda civics come as compact cars, offered in sedan, coupe and hatchback versions. The redesigned 2006 Honda Civic adds some additional safety, a performance and refinement. A very important feature is fuel efficiency of all Civics.
Nissan has presented two new sports car prototypes at the Tokyo Motor Show this year. The first car, the GT-R coupe, previews the replacement for the high-performance Skyline GT-R that is to go on sale in 2007. Nissan says: "For the first time in its history, the new GT-R will be designed as a specific body style and not derived from a sedan."
Although there is the slow down in the Japanese auto industry in comparison with the earlier sales and production, it remains the leading producer in the world. Moreover, the Japanese auto industry suppresses other auto industries, particularly European manufacturers, to a considerable extent.
In addition to the Japanese auto popularity and high estimates in the world, the domestic auto market of Japan is domestic absolutely. It means that they drive the cars they produce, and it is actually a rarity to run across some vehicles from abroad on the Japanese roads. Only Japan cars make the list of top cars in Japan, with Toyota, Honda and Nissan taking the first positions. The Japanese value their cars and are always sure in their quality, they simply have no need to regard any of foreign offers. What else can make the nation's industry so powerful than the love and devotion to its own creations?