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      I was trying to find out what are all the different car maker companies & their country of origin. I confess that I have very little knowledge about cars, so please feel free to correct me or add to the list.

      USA:
      GM [GMC, Oldsmobile, Saturn]
      Chevrolet
      Ford
      Dodge Chrysler
      Cadillac

      Germany:
      Mercedes
      Volkswagen
      Volvo
      Audi

      Japan:
      Toyota [& Lexis]
      Honda [& Acura]
      Subaru
      Suzuki
      Isuzu
      Mazda
      Mitsubishi
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      Koi project karr rahay hein aap?

      Volvo is Swedish, I think. Plus many companies have changed ownerships and moved their production facilities around, so its kinda hard to pin point the country. Anyway, here are a few more. I am just giving some mainstream car companies. Otherwise, there are many boutique car companies, like Seelan (US)

      Sweden:
      Volvo (now owned by Ford)
      Saab (now owned by GM)

      Germany:
      BMW
      VW
      Audi
      Daimler-Chrysler (makers of Mercedes-Benz)

      UK:
      Rover (car business now owned by BMW, I think)
      Rover (SUV business now owned by Ford, I think)
      Rolls Royce (now owned by BMW)
      Bentley (now owned by VW)
      Mini (now owned by BMW)
      Jaguar (now owned by Ford)

      Korea:
      Kia
      Daewoo
      Hyundai

      Italy:
      Fiat
      Alfa Romeo

      France:
      Citreon

      GM (US) produces many brands.. including Pontiac, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, Saturn, Buick, Oldsmobile, Hummer etc.

      Chrysler was purchased by Daimler (Mercedes) a few years ago. Their four brands in the US are/were Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth and Jeep.

      Ford, the second largest car company in the world (and soon to be third) owns Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin.

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      By the way, Audi and VW is the same company (VW owns Audi).

      In sports cars, Ferrari and Lamborghini are Italian and Porsche is German.

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      ahmedjee here are a few more car companies, will let u find their countries of origin

      peugot
      renault
      maserati
      TVR
      daihatsu
      Lotus
      infiniti
      proton
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      Ok, I was hoping people will be at each other's throat trying to prove which country really owns which cars.

      Anyway, for the longest time I thought Subaru was Australian because of the crocodile Dundee’s in its commercials.

      And another surprise was Porsche being Italian. I always thought they were German. Oh well.

      Is infiniti French? And is Mazda not really Japanese? And is Land Rover different than Rover?

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      Who says Porsche is Italian?

      And Infinity was the rich cousin of Nissan (although lately its becoming more of a brother). Its 100% Japanese and is the luxury brand of Nissan. Just as Accura is for Honda and Lexus is for Toyota (who now also has a student wing called - Scion)

      Mazda is Japanese, but is now owned by Ford. Their SUV, Tribute is built in the same plant as Ford Escape.

      peugot - French
      renault - French
      maserati - Italian
      TVR - No idea - proly British.
      daihatsu - Japanese
      Lotus - British
      infiniti - Japanese
      proton - Malaysian

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      hehehe, well that can get complicated, its not just a question of who owns who, but who is an investor in who.

      lotus would be malaysian..
      infiniti/nissan would be frech, due to the whole renault connection
      mitsubishi would be err german due to daimler's stake in the automaker

      you can then go down a stap and see how diff car companies actually rebadge other companies cars under their own baner. case in point, volva s40 which the basically a mitsubishi charisma, in past u had GEO which had storm..same as isuzu impulse, honda passport which was the same as isuzu rodeo etc.

      its an interesting world my friend
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      Heres a little bite out of history.

      Around the turn of the century Benz was a german car company that wasn't faring too well. It needed a boost in sales to stay competitive. And just so a French businessman happened to pass by who gave them an order for 500 cars. Which eventually saved the sinking ship and kept Benz afloat. In order to show their gratitude, the Benz motor company decided to add the French businessman's grand daughter's name to their company. Hence the name Mercedes-Benz.
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      you might be interested in thi as well

      who owns who.


      BMW owns:
      -BMW
      -Mini
      -Rolls Royce

      Daimler/Chrysler owns:
      -Chrysler
      -Dodge
      -Eagle (brand discontinued)
      -Hyundai (Daimler/Chrysler only owns 10%)
      -Jeep
      -Maybach
      -Mercedes-Benz
      -Mitsubishi (Daimler/Chrysler only owns 37%)
      -Plymouth (brand discontinued)
      -Smart

      Fiat owns:
      -Alfa Romeo
      -Ferrari
      -Fiat
      -Lancia
      -Maserati

      Ford owns:
      -Aston Martin
      -Ford
      -Jaguar
      -Land Rover (bought from BMW)
      -Lincoln
      -Mazda (Ford only owns a percentage)
      -Mercury
      -Volvo cars

      Fuji Heavy Industries owns:
      -Subaru

      General Motors owns:
      -Buick
      -Cadillac
      -Chevrolet
      -Fiat (GM owns ~20%)
      -GMC
      -Holden
      -Hummer
      -Isuzu (GM only owns a percentage)
      -Oldsmobile (brand discontinued)
      -Opel
      -Pontiac
      -Saab
      -Saturn
      -Subaru (GM only owns a small percentage)
      -Suzuki (GM only owns a small percentage)

      Honda owns:
      -Acura
      -Honda

      Hyundai owns:
      -Hyundai
      -Kia

      Nissan owns:
      -Infiniti
      -Nissan
      -Renault (Nissan owns 15%)

      Peugeot Citroen owns:
      -Citroen
      -Peugeot

      Porsche is an independent company (they do work very closely with VW, however)

      Renault owns:
      -Nissan (Renault owns 44%)

      Toyota owns:
      -Lexus
      -Scion
      -Toyota

      Volkswagen owns:
      -Audi
      -Bentley
      -Bugatti
      -Lamborghini
      -SEAT
      -Skoda
      -Volkswagen

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      Originally posted by kewlsolara:
      Nissan owns:
      -Renault (Nissan owns 15%)

      Renault owns:
      -Nissan (Renault owns 44%)
      thats the type of haramzadgi and adla-badli in auto industry i was talking about
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      Now this is real screwed up. It seems the only pure companies are Subaru; Honda & Toyota ... others are all intermingled.

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      Now this is my favorite topic. I wish I had opened it up earlier. Let me start by saying one of my favorite though. Let me confuse u guys a lil further too.

      Lamborghini is very much Indonesian...It was on da verge of bankruptcy, & president suharto bought this company for his son hutomo & saved its arse. Its very much produced in Italy though.

      German
      Mercedes & Maybach
      BMW (Bayerisch Motoren Werke)
      EMW (Produced in former east germany DDR) A break off faction of BMW, but later granted back to BMW.
      Porsche
      VW
      Audi
      Opel

      Companies that modify German & Italian cars
      Hamann
      AMG
      Lorinser
      Brabus
      Strosek
      Schneitzer

      US
      Ford
      GMC
      Chevrolet
      Hummer
      Buick
      Dodge
      Oldsmobile
      Chrysler
      SSC Aero SC/8T - It has a modified Corvette C5 engine
      De Lorean - Made famous for the movie Back to the future...
      Modification companies - US
      Saleen - Faisal, my man, that is not seelan, its Saleen. It modifies & produces superfast cars. www.saleen.com
      Boss - A company known to make da viper a magnificent 10.0 litre...!!!!!!!

      France
      Peugeot
      Citroen
      Renault

      UK
      Range Rover
      Rover (BMW bought it & sold it off)
      TVR (Faisal, its not proly, its def a brit brat)
      Morgan
      MG
      Aston Martin(made famous by James Bond movies) - My all time favorite.
      AC-Bristol
      Jaguar
      Bentley
      Bristol
      Rolls Royce
      Caterham
      Lagonda
      Mc Laren
      Lotus

      Italian
      Lamborghini
      Ferrari
      Pagani Zonda - This is my favorite. The engine is a 7.3 litre AMG engine built for Mercedes back in 1995.
      Maserati
      Bugatti
      Alfa Romeo
      Fiat
      Lancia

      Dutch
      Koenegsigg (1 of da meanest machines)

      Malaysian
      Proton

      Japanese
      Nissan (Incidentally, this company was on da verge of bankruptcy during da early 90s. Bought by an american/colombian national & saved)
      Toyota
      Lexus(Produced in US)
      Inifniti(Produced in US)
      Mazda
      Isuzu
      Daihatsu
      Suzuki
      Mitsubishi
      Subaru
      Companies that modify Jap cars
      Godzilla
      Top secret (Its a name)
      Nismo
      Veilside(US company)

      New Zealand
      Denny Hulme (A supercar car to be produced from new Zealand)

      Swedish
      Volvo
      Saab

      Some interesting facts

      Indian desinger dilip chabria designs new shapes for some top notch companies. Recent being da geneva motor show.

      If there is any other car manufacturer or a specific model that needs to be clarified, go ahead, throw it, I'll make sure its rightly answered

      Diamler & chrysler merged around 8 years back. Now Diamler is under immense pressure to break off, due to da simple reason that chrysler is not bringing revenue. This can be attributed to da fact that some folks ditched buying chrysler becoz a German company bought an american company. Feelings of none other than jews were hurt.

      Mark/Pull Bang/Bang


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      I raced @200kph, crashed & survived. If you havent seen God, your not driving fast enough.

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      Originally posted by Fraudz:


      thats the type of haramzadgi and adla-badli in auto industry i was talking about
      LOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL



      U reminded me of my uncle & dad...
      I raced @200kph, crashed & survived. If you havent seen God, your not driving fast enough.

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      bhai logo dont forget tata and proficient etc

      malik, i leant this word from my uncle.. who used this word in reference to pak politicians actions
      The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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      U brought back old memories my dear friend.

      As far as korean & indian cars r concerned, I wud not call them cars, they r just rip offs. These companies have started wid da help of other companies.

      Although Aston martin & a couple of other supercars r designed by an Indian.
      I raced @200kph, crashed & survived. If you havent seen God, your not driving fast enough.

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      Originally posted by mal1k:
      Diamler & chrysler merged around 8 years back. Now Diamler is under immense pressure to break off
      Daimler. Its Daimler.

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      ^^ me & my diamler...alright its a typo, sorry...
      I raced @200kph, crashed & survived. If you havent seen God, your not driving fast enough.

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      No problem. I checked out Saleen 7 during the autoshow. Good specs though the car's styling is very typical.

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