London - The Swedes and the French are patriotic, but most of the world simply gravitates towards Toyota.
These were just some of the findings in the latest automotive study by UK insurance company Veygo, which analysed Google search data from the last 12 months to find out which car brands are searched for the most in different parts of the world.
As you would have deduced from the amount of red on the infographic, Toyota is the most searched for car brand around the world, coming out tops in 57 of the 171 countries that were surveyed, commanding a global average of 7.8 million searches a month.
Unsurprisingly, Toyota was also the most searched for in South Africa, and the same goes for our neighbours Namibia and Mozambique, much of the African continent, the USA, Canada and Australia.
Interesting our land-locked neighbours Botswana and Zimbabwe seem to have loftier automotive ambitions, with BMW being the most searched for brands in those countries.