Other car imports into the U.S. are mainly from Southern Asia with almost 600,000 vehicles per year.
Japan accounts for the majority of this with 82%. Major brands in order of market share are Honda (including Acura), Toyota (including Lexus and Scion), Nissan (including Infinity), Subaru, Mazda and Mitsubishi.
The Japanese auto industry has grown constantly over a long time and has finally overtaken the U.S. auto industry as number one producer of cars in the world.
South Korea accounts for the rest with, in order, Hyundai (including Genesis) and KIA.
Trucks fall into three basic groups: personal use “Light Duty” (Class 1-3), commercial use “Medium Duty” (Class 4-6) and “Heavy Duty” (Class 7-9).
It is the “Heavy Duty” truck industry which paves the way for goods to be transported throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.
The US market share of Class 8 trucks – vehicles over 16 tons GVW (gross vehicle weight) – is dominated by Daimler (Freightliner and Western Star) followed in order by PACCAR (Kenworth and Peterbilt), Navistar (International) and Volvo (Mack).