Since overtaking Japan
in 2009, China
has been the undisputed leader in terms of car production
volume. In 2016, the country manufactured a total of 24 million on its soil. While a large amount of these vehicles are produced in conjunction with big global players such as VW
, a significant share of production comes from Chinese companies - most of which those in the west have never actually heard of. The infographic below takes a look at the largest of these manufacturers and sheds light on which are state-owned.