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4. Honda

Honda has a brand value of $17,280 million. Primarily known for its automobile and motorcycle, the company has consistently proved itself to be one of the world’s remarkable brands. Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986.

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.