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- May 9th, 2004, 03:25 PM #1
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.
GM [GMC, Oldsmobile, Saturn]
Toyota [& Lexis]
Honda [& Acura]
- May 9th, 2004, 03:33 PM #2
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)
Volvo (now owned by Ford)
Saab (now owned by GM)
Daimler-Chrysler (makers of Mercedes-Benz)
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)
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.
- May 9th, 2004, 04:00 PM #3
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.
- May 9th, 2004, 04:13 PM #4
ahmedjee here are a few more car companies, will let u find their countries of origin
protonThe greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.
- May 10th, 2004, 12:52 PM #5
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 Dundees 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?
- May 10th, 2004, 01:03 PM #6
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
- May 10th, 2004, 01:06 PM #7
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 friendThe greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.
- May 10th, 2004, 01:14 PM #8
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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.saanson may khushbu hai, aankhon mein nasha
kuch badlee hai zameen, badla haiy kuch asmaan
- May 10th, 2004, 10:23 PM #9----
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you might be interested in thi as well
who owns who.
-Eagle (brand discontinued)
-Hyundai (Daimler/Chrysler only owns 10%)
-Mitsubishi (Daimler/Chrysler only owns 37%)
-Plymouth (brand discontinued)
-Land Rover (bought from BMW)
-Mazda (Ford only owns a percentage)
Fuji Heavy Industries owns:
General Motors owns:
-Fiat (GM owns ~20%)
-Isuzu (GM only owns a percentage)
-Oldsmobile (brand discontinued)
-Subaru (GM only owns a small percentage)
-Suzuki (GM only owns a small percentage)
-Renault (Nissan owns 15%)
Peugeot Citroen owns:
Porsche is an independent company (they do work very closely with VW, however)
-Nissan (Renault owns 44%)
- May 10th, 2004, 11:29 PM #10Originally posted by kewlsolara:
-Renault (Nissan owns 15%)
-Nissan (Renault owns 44%)The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.
- May 11th, 2004, 12:31 PM #11
Now this is real screwed up. It seems the only pure companies are Subaru; Honda & Toyota ... others are all intermingled.
- May 12th, 2004, 01:59 AM #12
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.
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.
Companies that modify German & Italian cars
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...!!!!!!!
Rover (BMW bought it & sold it off)
TVR (Faisal, its not proly, its def a brit brat)
Aston Martin(made famous by James Bond movies) - My all time favorite.
Pagani Zonda - This is my favorite. The engine is a 7.3 litre AMG engine built for Mercedes back in 1995.
Koenegsigg (1 of da meanest machines)
Nissan (Incidentally, this company was on da verge of bankruptcy during da early 90s. Bought by an american/colombian national & saved)
Lexus(Produced in US)
Inifniti(Produced in US)
Companies that modify Jap cars
Top secret (Its a name)
Denny Hulme (A supercar car to be produced from new Zealand)
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.
A proud member of supercars.net since 2000 - mal1kI raced @200kph, crashed & survived. If you havent seen God, your not driving fast enough.
- May 12th, 2004, 11:04 AM #13Originally posted by Fraudz:
thats the type of haramzadgi and adla-badli in auto industry i was talking about
U reminded me of my uncle & dad...I raced @200kph, crashed & survived. If you havent seen God, your not driving fast enough.
- May 12th, 2004, 11:49 AM #14
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
- May 12th, 2004, 11:53 AM #15
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.
- May 12th, 2004, 12:09 PM #16Originally posted by mal1k:
Diamler & chrysler merged around 8 years back. Now Diamler is under immense pressure to break off
- May 12th, 2004, 12:15 PM #17
^^ me & my diamler...alright its a typo, sorry...I raced @200kph, crashed & survived. If you havent seen God, your not driving fast enough.
- May 12th, 2004, 12:22 PM #18
No problem. I checked out Saleen 7 during the autoshow. Good specs though the car's styling is very typical.
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