Japan is widely known as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. This claim can surely be seen through its cars. Japanese car brands are an exquisite breed of amazing and beautiful vehicles that can be seen all over the world. They spread tremendously because of their ease of use, and the interesting technology that is included in them. Below we’ve culled a number of high resolution images showcasing Japanese car logos and information about each one.
These brands are so successful thanks to numerous other tiny aspects as well, such as body shape and fuel consumption. Japan car brands are some of the most popular ones in the world. These cars bring the technology, charm and reliability that all car lovers want, and you surely need to own one at some point in your life.
Each logo has a story behind it, just like the company. Let’s delve deeper into these unique designs and what makes them among the best car manufacturers in the world.
1 – Acura
This is the luxury branch of Japan’s Honda Motor Company. It wasn’t available in the United States and Canada until 1986. This was the first ever luxury automobile brand in Japan at its time of conception. This logo can be interpreted as a stylized “A” or a skewed “H” which references the Honda parent company.
The original logo was actually authorized without approval from Soichiro Honda. It didn’t have a vertical line to give it the “H” look, so he had the 5,000 badges already produced at the time destroyed. He also had the original logo pried off of the 309 cars already using it.
2 – Daihatsu
This brand is the oldest car manufacturer in Japan. They are known for small models and off-road vehicles. Their company’s name and logo are derived from the first kanji for Osaka and the first word for engine manufacture. The combination of Japanese kanji combines to create the name Daihatsu.
3 – Honda
This logo represents one of the most well known Japanese car manufactures. In the other subsidiaries of the company the “H” can still be seen in the other logos. The company purposefully places the logo in a shiny silver color and in a bold roman font to make it stand out from the competition.
4 – Lexus
This company is the luxury division of Toyota. The logo was designed by Molly Designs and Hunter Communications. The logo ended up being an “L” surrounded by a gray steel oval. According to Toyota himself, the logo was meant to adopt a mathematical formula which explains the angled look.
5 – Nissan
This logo has gone through multiple changes over the years. It started with a combination of a red circle and a blue rectangle. The current version adopted in 2001 and pictured above goes for a chrome-colored look but still in keeping with the original design.
Below are some addition Japanese car logos for you to enjoy. Thanks for reading!
Thumbnail Gallery of Japanese Car Logos