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Car brands Germany

The typical car brands from Germany are:


Mercedes-Benz is the oldest German automobile brand and has belonged to Daimler AG since 1926.


The BMW automobile brand was founded in 1916. The owner of the brand, BMW AG, is based in Munich.


Volkswagen is the main brand of the VW Group, which was founded in 1937. Volkswagen AG has its headquarters in Wolfsburg.


MINI is a car brand of the BMW Group, under which the Munich company sells roadsters, coupes and cabriolets, among other things.


Opel is a car brand that has belonged to the American group General Motors since 1929. The headquarters of Adam Opel AG is in Rüsselsheim.

Audi (Shop all parts and used cars here)

Audi is a German car brand belonging to Audi Aktiengesellschaft (Audi AG), which in turn belongs to the Volkswagen Group. The brand with the four rings has existed since 1909.


Porsche is the most successful German sports car brand based in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. The best-known model is the 911.


Smart is a registered trademark of Daimler AG for vehicles from the small and very small car segment. The best-known model is the Fortwo, which has been on the market since 1998 and is now available in coupé and cabriolet body versions.

Car brands France

The typical car brands from France are:


Bugatti is a car brand belonging to the Volkswagen Group, which is based in Molsheim (France). Fast sports cars such as the Bugatti Veyron are developed here.


Citroën is an automobile brand that has existed since 1919. The company, headquartered in Paris, is also active in racing (WRC).


Peugeot’s foundation was in 1810. The company has been in the automotive industry since 1891 (series production from 1889) and is considered the oldest French car brand.


Renault is a car brand founded in 1988 by Louis, Fernand and Marcel Renault, based in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

Car brands Japan


Honda is a car brand owned by the Japanese vehicle manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. from Tokyo (Japan).


Infiniti is a car brand founded in 1989 by the car manufacturer Nissan. Infiniti car models have been available in European countries since 2008.


Isuzu is a car, bus and truck manufacturer from Japan.


Lexus is a car brand belonging to the Toyota group, under which the Japanese company offers luxury vehicles.


The Japanese company Mazda Motor Corporation sells passenger car models worldwide under the Mazda brand.


The Mitsubishi brand was founded in 1870 by Iwasaki Yatarō. Today, Mitsubishi Motors is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world.


Nissan is a Japanese automobile brand owned by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., established in 1934.


Subaru is the world’s largest manufacturer of four-wheel drive vehicles and has been successfully active in the WRC for a long time.


Suzuki Motor Corporation offers passenger cars and motorcycles under the Suzuki brand.


Cars have been built under the Toyota brand name since 1936. The Toyota Motor Corporation’s first car was the Toyoda AA.

Car brands America


Cadillac is a car brand belonging to the GM group that has existed since 1902.


The Chevrolet brand was founded in 1911 and was taken over by General Motors in 1918.


Chrysler came into existence in 1925. The headquarters of the Chrysler Group LLC is located in Auburn Hills (USA).


In 1914, the Dodge Brothers Motor Vehicle Company was founded by John Francis Dodge and Horace Elgin Dodge. Dodge has been a subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC since 1928.


The Ford brand was established in 1903. The Ford Motor Company is based in Dearborn (USA).


The US automobile brand GMC was founded in 1911 and belongs to the automobile group General Motors. Transporters, vans, pickups and SUVs are sold under the brand name.


Jeep is a trademark for off-road vehicles – belonging to the US Chrysler Group.


The car brand Ram was launched in 2009 by the carmaker Chrysler. Pickups, vans and panel vans are available.


Tesla is a US brand established in 2003 to sell electric cars. In 2008, Tesla Motors started series production of the Tesla Roadster (a 288 bhp rear-wheel drive electric sports car).

Car brands UK


Bentley is a British automobile brand headquartered in Crewe. The company was founded in 1919 and has been owned by Volkswagen AG since 1998.


The Jaguar brand was founded by William Lyons in Blackpool in 1922. Today it is part of Jaguar Land Rover Limited and owned by Tata Motors.

Land Rover

Land Rover is an off-road vehicle brand from Solihull (England) founded in 1948. Today it is part of Jaguar Land Rover Limited and owned by Tata Motors.


Lotus is a sports car brand from Hethel, which has existed since 1952. Since 2017, the Chinese automaker Geely has held 51% of the company’s shares.


One of the most famous car brands in the world, Rolls-Royce is a British automobile brand focused on building luxury vehicles. It has been part of the BMW Group since 2000.


Vauxhall Motors, a company founded in London in 1857 and now based in Luton, has been building automobiles since 1903.

Car brands South Korea


Daewoo is a brand owned by carmaker GM Korea (of General Motors).


Hyundai Precision Machine Company Limited was founded in Daejeon in 1980 and started car production in 1985. The brand name is Galloper.


Hyundai Motor Company is an automaker based in Seoul, South Korea. The Hyundai brand has existed since 1967.


Kia is a South Korean automobile brand. The company (Kia Motors Corporation) was founded in 1944 as “Kyongseong Precision Industry” and was engaged in the manufacture of bicycles in the early days.


Today, car models from the South Korean SsangYong Motor Company bear the brand name SsangYong. The company was founded in 1954 as Ha Dong-hwan Motor Workshop.

Car brands Spain


Automaker Iguana Kits, Established: 2000, Headquarters: Valencia, Vehicles: Sedan, Estate, Coupe, Convertible, Pickup


Car manufacturer Seat S.A., founded: 1950, registered office: Martorell, vehicles: sedan, station wagon, hatchback, van

Car brands Italy

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo is a car brand from Turin, founded in 1910, which belongs to the Fiat group.


Particularly fast sports cars are offered under the Ferrari brand. The company is based in Maranello (Italy).


Fiat is the parent brand of the Fiat Group, existing since 1899.


Lamborghini is an Italian automobile brand and sports car manufacturer based in Sant’Agata Bolognese and is now part of Audi AG.


Lancia is an Italian car brand that has existed since 1906 and today belongs to the Fiat group.


Maserati is a car brand belonging to the Fiat group. The brand was founded in 1914.