I always figured it was the U.S. that turned out the largest number of new cars each year, but as it turns out, our continent is relatively low on the list. (Keep in mind this doesn't include trucks.)
In 2010, automakers worldwide churned out 58,478,810 cars, according to information from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. That's a fair number of rides.
The European Union accounted for most of them, at more than 15 million. The second-largest was China, which made almost 13.9 million, a rise of 33.8% over its output in 2009. Third on the list was Japan, at just over 8.3 million.
Next up is South Korea, then Brazil, then India. The United States clocks in at seventh place, making just over 2.7 million in 2010. After that, it's Mexico, Iran, Russia (up 101.6% from 2009, with over 1.2 million cars produced), Canada, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Argentina, and at just over 496,000 cars, Indonesia. Where will your next car come from? These days, it could be just about anywhere.