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10. Nissan

Nissan has a brand value of $4,969 million. The Japanese multinational automaker has its own distinct corporate culture and brand identity. Along with its normal range of models, Nissan also produces a range of luxury models branded as Infiniti.

World's 13 most valuable automakers

The auto industry is one of the world's biggest. Close to a billion total vehicles now traverse the world's roads, and consume about a billion cubic meters of fuel (260 billion US gallons) each year. This ranking, by Interbrand, is of companies in the auto sector, based on 2012 brand value.